these means can apply to protecting ones self not just from fornication but really from any potential sin that stems from a progression initiated by an input. That may be a lot of them! Maybe all of them! That’s almost overwhelming to think about. We just need to be discerning enough to identify the progression back to the inward sin and then guard the associated input(s).Read More
I think it’s definitely on purpose that we see these verses side-by-side. The inherent manly quality of a strong will can be useful in the right way, but it must be tempered with Godly charity. The balance of these virtues seems to be the only way to get Biblical manliness right.Read More
John’s tests give us a means by which we can follow the trail of evidence to a reasonable conclusion with the Obedience test and the Love test, and a perfect conclusion with the truth test. Still, I must be careful to not allow personal biases or personality dislikes to skew the test results. I must be vigilant, careful, and prayerful in how and why I use this Biblical information.Read More
Christians ought to be the most joyful people anywhere. Why? Because of what the resurrection of our Lord has provided us- a joy and hope for the future that no one can take away.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!Read More