Evangelical Christianity has traditionally been very strong on the fact that through faith in Jesus Christ they are justified, or acquitted from the guilt of their sin. But I think we are not so strong on remembering the fruits of that justification.
The short New Testament letter called First John gives a series of ‘tests’ by which Christians (real or professed) can check whether their faith is genuine, rather than sham or superficial. The first of these so-called ‘tests’ is that of obedience.
Have you put your career in its proper perspective?
Some people, like myself, are quite directly called into faith in God (or some aspect of Christian living or understanding) without personal difficulty, perhaps akin to the prior passage; Proverbs 1:20-23. Others, however, must struggle greatly and persevere in this struggle until they reach their object. This post discusses Proverbs 2:1-5, which encourages us to that struggle.
I have been considering the theme of ‘wisdom’ in Proverbs lately, and what its connection to Jesus’ words in Matthew 23:34 could be: “I am sending you scribes, prophets and wise men”.
The book of Proverbs introduces us to three people types: the wise, the simple, and the fool.
Why might it be hard to be satisfied and stay satisfied in God’s love?
Why is the tenth of the Ten Commandments different from all the rest?
Have you ever thought about your soul as something that could be healthy or sick?
Christian faith and repentance is evidence of our victory over the world.