Spiritual mourning names particular sins, stating them clearly without excuse and without evasion. Declaring them and admitting that they are an offense before God is the first step toward repentance. As we read God’s Word, we begin to see as God sees and begin to know what grieves and offends God. Once we name the […]
Out of these roots come the shoots of the fourth beatitude, a hunger and thirst for righteousness (5:6). God uses the root of seeing our own need to produce the shoot of a deep longing to grow in righteousness. When the roots of the first three beatitudes are nourished, a great desire for righteousness will […]
Our approach to the questions of life, both big and small, will be altered if we ask for a daily dose of wisdom, drawing near to the Lord in prayer and in reading the Scriptures. When we cultivate a lifetime relationship with God, we will learn to ask the right questions and be ready for […]
Solomon, the wisest of all Israel’s kings, thought enough of the wise, little ant to write about her in his proverbs. His respect for the abilities of the ant echo from generation to generation. Cheers to the ant!
Compassion means sharing a “common passion” with God. It means caring about people as much as God does, and getting involved in God’s mission to the world. Compassion begins by reflecting on the unique value of every person, and by remembering the blindness, slavery and death that plague the human condition. Those convictions move us […]
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