My Will Be Done

“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” (Ecc. 8:4). Kings in the Old Testament, both Hebrew and non-Hebrew, had great power. Defying a king usually meant suffering a swift execution. In fact, one could be put to death...

Confidence in Comparing

One of the worst kinds of pride is family pride. It is right for a family to feel good about the achievements of its members and to be thankful for its success. But when that feeling of self worth crosses over into vanity and arrogance, true character and spirituality...

Wrong Ideas About Temptation

“Other Christians I know don’t seem to struggle with temptation like I do. I have thoughts and feelings sometimes that scare me, but other members seem so confident.” Other Christians, even the strongest ones, battle temptation. Even the apostle Paul said that...

Christians are not Partisan

Partisan politics is a serious problem. I’m not talking about Republicans versus Democrats. We hear enough about that division from elected officials and mainstream media. I’m talking about a one-sided view of government that goes much deeper. Like most of you, I am...

Of Pride and Sin

One is struck by the fact the whole movement to promote homosexuality has coalesced behind the rubric of “pride.” Why the push to let everyone know they take pride in the practice? Is there anything else like that? Can you imagine people deciding honesty is great and...

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