Considering Proverbs 9:11

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If we follow the wisdom and will of God, then generally, we can expect to live a long life when compared to a life lived outside of the wisdom and will of God. However, there are always twoContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:11”

Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols

An ideal is anything, such as a person or idea, that represents that which is suitable or perfect. The ideals we hold vary depending on what is most important to us. The severity of attachment to our ideals can also vary from harmless to deadly. There are many ideals. Here are a few: There areContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols”

Chastisement and Suffering (Complete Series)

Part 1: Introduction Do Christians experience chastisement from God? What about suffering? There are different ideas about these topics, and I expect these ideas to come up in the future, so I think it is worth looking into. There are multiple perspectives and teachings about the chastisement of God and suffering in the life ofContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering (Complete Series)”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 4: Final Thoughts

In this article I want to address some of the ideas mentioned in Part 1 of this series that I forgot to elaborate on. Should Christians feel shame? Is the feeling of shame a form of chastisement from God? A Christian might experience some form of shame before turning to Jesus, but once we haveContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 4: Final Thoughts”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 3: Should Christians Expect Suffering?

Suffering is not easy to think about, so it is understandable that many would shy away from the topic. Even so, we all suffer. This life is full of difficulties. Rather than denying the reality of Christian suffering, we should consider suffering as an expected part of Christian life. In so doing, we can findContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 3: Should Christians Expect Suffering?”