Laodiceans are enthusiastic about being rich, becoming wealthy, and needing nothing. Life is good. They are content. They are zealous for the wrong things.
Are we giving our all for Christ and the way of life that God has revealed to us? Are we giving our all for the Kingdom of God? Are we truly zealous?
Zeal has been discredited as the tool of the charlatan, but Christians must develop passion and zeal for the Christian way of life and the Kingdom of God.
The bronze altar, made with the censers from the rebels, was a reminder of the folly of rebelling against holy things, replacing God's standards with human ones.
Richard Ritenbaugh, observing that everyone is trying to either get ahead in the world or to get by the best he can, suggests that a whole genre of career counseling handbooks has been spawned by this perennial need, among them Cal Newport's book So Good They Can't Ignore You. Newport takes issue with the cliché that we must …
Only after we have examined ourselves should we partake of the Passover symbols. Thoroughly examining ourselves should become a way of life.
We like to think we are tender-hearted, but sometimes we fail to appreciate what others are really going through. Compassion is more than tender-heartedness.
The last of Jesus' human miracles occurred when Peter chopped off the ear of Malchus. The scene reveals Jesus' love and kindness, even under heavy stress.
Martin Collins, suggesting that, while society has rejected religious principles and faith, it has glommed onto superficial feelingséwhatever feels good to us. Today's Christianity is more theatrics than theological; feelings have become the replacement for faith. When we stifle the truth of God's word to accommodate feelings, …
Coveting begins as a desire. Human nature cannot be satisfied, nothing physical can satisfy covetousness, and joy does not derive from materialism.