According to the Bible, we experience loneliness not because there is something wrong with us, but because there is something right with us.
Culture will shift, our feelings will shift, and human opinion will shift. But truth will not.
Jonah, David, and Paul saw the value of sometimes putting their worst foot forward as a way to show a watching world how long, high, wide and deep is the love of God.
When you’ve wrestled with God and prevailed with a blessing, it has a way of breaking the spell of insecurity and fear.
But what if your name has already been given to you, and your legacy has already been achieved?
God have mercy on us if we consider any possession to be so precious that we would prefer it over Him.
As pastors, we are vulnerable to paint ourselves as victims on the one hand or to become bullies or crooks or adulterers on the other.
For elder and younger brother types alike, the Father in heaven extends a generous and affectionate ‘welcome home.’
We should feel “at home” with people who share our faith but not our politics even more than we do with people who share our politics but not our faith.
What does Jesus think about those who have money and celebrity? Is there a place for them at his Table and in his circle of friends?
If your trust is anchored in Jesus, you never need to fear his frown. God has no anger left for you.
Our souls are glory-vacuums, fearfully and wonderfully made for an Esteem greater than self.