CAN YOU IMAGINE someone going around telling other people how to live? I know of someone who went around telling people, for example, how to manage their sexual passions. He even said to some people (and I’m quoting), “Don’t be busybodies or gossips but mind your own business and apply yourselves to your jobs”. This guy’s name (in case you want to avoid him) is Paul. In a letter to some Christ followers Paul states, “…we instructed you how to live” (1 Thessalonians 4:1).
I AM THANKFUL TODAY that God interacts with us as he governs the world. He responds to us with blessing or discipline or help, based on what we do. He also does this with individuals, groups (such as churches) and nations. This is true whether or not we recognize it happening. The Bible is chalk full of this revelation and believing otherwise leads to practical atheism – living as if there is no God. I saw this again as I read 1 Kings 8. Solomon, the wisest man in the wo
The more I think about the promise of Jesus, in Matthew 11, the more I see, enjoy, and experience it. He says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (:28, 29). To really understand this invitation you need to appreciate the flow of thought in the chapter. The first thing to not