Considering Proverbs 10:17

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. We are all very foolish by nature—especially in terms of our lack in the wisdom of God. However, so long as we are willing to be instructed, we can be corrected by Him. If we refuse His correction, thenContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:17”

Considering Proverbs 10:16

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. There are many forms of work in this life. We work to put a roof over our head. We work to put food on the table. We work to provide luxuries for ourselves and others. Maybe we work to advanceContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:16”

Grace Means So Much More

Grace is often used interchangeably with the Christian ideas of mercy and forgiveness. Although these are aspects of grace, grace is not exclusively mercy. Grace is not exclusively forgiveness. More accurate is the understanding of grace as the “unmerited favor” of God. What does it mean to have the “unmerited favor” of God? If somethingContinue reading “Grace Means So Much More”

We all Deserve to be Cancelled. Yet we Live.

There is something freeing about accepting the fact that none of us really matter that much. Not in the grand scheme of things. “Man is like to vanity. His days are as a shadow that passes away.” Yet, we are alive. Do we really appreciate that fact? We exist. Just sitting still with that thoughtContinue reading “We all Deserve to be Cancelled. Yet we Live.”

Blessed are the Poor

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. – Luke 6:20 This is the first statement that Jesus made, to which He referenced as aContinue reading “Blessed are the Poor”

Choosing Which Burdens to Carry

Life is full of difficult scenarios, and sometimes knowing what to do can be trying because there are multiple perspectives to take on the issue. One perspective might mean doing one thing. Another perspective might mean doing the opposite. Both could be true and good, depending on the timing. For example, I do believe thatContinue reading “Choosing Which Burdens to Carry”

One Thing We Can Do

We each have our own life to sort out, and hopefully we do so through a veil of healthy fear of the Lord. We each need to hear what the Lord is speaking to us in this time. I don’t know what the right thing to do is for us collectively as Christians. I doContinue reading “One Thing We Can Do”

How Can We Just Keep Living A Normal Life?

Things just don’t feel right. Do they? It feels strange to me to just keep going with life as normal. It feels strange to keep with my long-term education plans for my kids so they can succeed when the world they are living in is dying. It feels strange to keep working as a contentContinue reading “How Can We Just Keep Living A Normal Life?”

Considering Proverbs 10:15

15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. This is a good proverb about the vanity and foolishness of man. When we are financially secure, we fool ourselves into thinking that we are safe. We can rest easy, knowing that our bills are going to be paid,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:15”