Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.—1 Corinthians 10:12
A godly young man I know has always been very cautious and prayerful in his walk with Christ and decisions for his future. “I’m afraid of making that first bad choice,” he has said. That’s a healthy fear, especially as you watch Christian leaders fall like dominoes. (more…)
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.—Romans 12:1
Christians often struggle with the concept of worship. Is it praising God through song? Is it augmenting the experience with lights, sound and other media? It can be. But, my friends, it’s (more…)
Over the past four years, I have lost many loved ones. Those losses—along with a recent 40-year high school reunion that reminds me of my advancing age—often lead me to think about the reality of death. Lord willing, I have another 30 years or so on this earth. But that means most of my life is behind me. That is sobering, (more…)
Iron sharpens iron. So one man sharpens another.—Proverbs 27:17
You may hear an argument described as people “fighting like cats and dogs.” But dogs and cats apparently aren’t always enemies. Recently I was watching the cable TV show Secrets of the Zoo, which showed yellow labs being partnered with abandoned cheetah cubs. The results are adorable and potentially life-saving.
Cheetahs, it turns out, (more…)