While experiencing extreme personal adversity, the biblical personality Job made the following confession:
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman. For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high? Isn’t it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil?” (Job 31:1-3 NLT)
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When driving, I am surprised by the number of vehicles that follow too close while exceeding the posted speed limit. Unfortunately, some of the vehicles have display religious insignias. I suppose the intent is to witness for the Lord. But their positive witness is negated by their reckless and lawless driving.
Continue reading “But God, Who is Rich in Mercy”
The transition between adolescence and young adulthood can be especially difficult given its issues and challenges, exacerbated by the absence of coping skills that generally accompany age and experience.
It has been rightly said “Hindsight is 20/20,” just as Proverbs 20:29 (NLT) reads: “The gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.”
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While reading Leviticus 20:26 (NLT): “You must be holy because I, the Lord, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own,” I was reminded of the Lord’s command to: “But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect,” (Matthew 5:48 NLT).
Some challenge the idea of “holy” Christian living by offering examples of high profile moral failures as proof that it can’t be done. Others, who argue from the position of innate human frailty, will offer the “nobody’s perfect” excuse as proof.
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