How to Know What God Wants You to Do With Your Life Today
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How to Know What God Wants You to Do With Your Life Today

The rest of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians holds his answers to questions they had asked in a letter they had written to him. Questions about marriage, singleness, eating meat offered to idols, the “right way” to worship, the Lord’s Supper, spiritual gifts, and the resurrection . . . disagreements they were having in…

Why It’s Good to Be Friends with People Who Don’t Believe in Jesus
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Why It’s Good to Be Friends with People Who Don’t Believe in Jesus

How much time do you spend investing in relationships with unbelievers? Historically, there have been some groups of Christians that have chosen to create their own exclusive communities to remain isolated from the “influence of the world”—people who choose not to be friends with people outside of their faith community. In 1 Corinthians 5, the…

How to Know and Experience the Blessing of Being Honest With God
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How to Know and Experience the Blessing of Being Honest With God

Do you have verses in Scripture that make you squirm because they hold a truth you really don’t want to think about? Today’s chapter has a couple of verses that definitely make me uncomfortable… It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide. So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the…

How to Have This Amazing Source of Wisdom With You Every Day
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How to Have This Amazing Source of Wisdom With You Every Day

Do you think you’re wise? Do you want to be? As I was reading today’s chapter and a couple of verses practically jumped off the page: No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not…

Why It’s Important to Have Wisdom When You Want to Blend In
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Why It’s Important to Have Wisdom When You Want to Blend In

I’m not a fan of insects or reptiles but I’ve always found chameleons fascinating. Can you imagine the creative process where God decided it was important to make a creature able to change colors and camouflage itself to go unnoticed by predators? To make them able to simply blend in… Maybe He made them just…

An Important Reason Why We Need to Speak Gently and Stop Judging
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An Important Reason Why We Need to Speak Gently and Stop Judging

I’ve been blogging for more than 12 years, and I don’t remember ever receiving the kind of verbal attacks on my faith like I have in recent months. Technology has put a powerful weapon into the hands of social media and those who use it. Studies show that the vast majority of “chatter” on line…