In the West, both food and information are readily available. We need self-control and a dedication to truth in order to live a godly life.
Human nature takes chances, assuming the day of reckoning will come later, not sooner. We cannot ignore truth or God's laws without paying a horrific price.
Only a converted person humbles himself before the truth, making a conscientious effort to follow the light of evidence, even to unwelcome conclusions.
Good spiritual health follows the same patterns and laws as do physical and psychological health. Any permanent change in character must come from within.
God in us by His Spirit accounts for any real good that we may do. Otherwise, we would be just like everyone else: altogether evil continually.
We dare not yield to politically correct propaganda, brainwashing us into thinking that murder, sexual perversion, or any evil is acceptable in the eyes of God.
In our relationship with God, we must emphasize principle over pragmatism. If we are led into deception, it is because our carnal nature wanted it that way.
Contempt manifests itself in bad feelings and wrong attitudes against the source of the problem and against God and the purposes He seeks to accomplish.
Scientists postulate that a massive volcanic eruption on Santorini could have created enough seismological anomalies to cause most of the plagues of Egypt.
We cannot measure how much evil the tongue has perpetrated, for falsehoods disguised as truth have destroyed reputations and even nations.
Our experiences prepare us to be a better judge or king. Though we may exercise righteous judgment, we dare not pass judgment nor justify sin in ourselves.
With the Spirit of God—the light of God—we see the true shape and form of things, and reality appears as something we can see clearly. We find truth.