There is an interesting and perhaps convicting illustration of both friendship and accountability found in Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (NASB). In Old Testament times, one iron blade was used to sharpen another blade until both became more effective tools. This visual aid of a common implement of work or war provides a practical model for many human relationships.
What we’re thinking about defines us. Paul encourages us: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
After a war, a ravaged hospital was trying to serve 24,000 without electricity. Anesthesia machines wouldn’t function, and physicians were operating with flashlights in their mouths. How can this and many other ambitious missions succeed? Here are four critical lessons on focus.
Maybe you’ve been stuck in a career or some other pursuit you felt you couldn’t turn down. Maybe you’ve wrapped your hands so tightly around your life that you can’t even receive from God. It’s okay. You can let go. You’ll be amazed at what God will do when you realize He doesn’t need you. Instead, He just wants you.
It takes 20 hours to prepare a message – and 20 minutes for men to forget it. God’s Word is preached thousands of times each week. Why isn’t it having greater impact? It would be easy to pin it on poor preaching or men’s stony hearts. But the fault lies not with the messenger, the message, or the men. The problem is the method.
Genesis 2:24 teaches that when a man leaves his parents to marry a wife, they then become one flesh. Thus, since the two souls are joined, what makes one happy will make the union happy. Here are 8 ways to pursue godly peace and love with your wife.
Men deeply desire to be good examples to their children. I'm a father, and I've talked about fatherhood with countless other dads. Those conversations and my own experiences have allowed me to peer into these rugged realities of fatherhood.
So, what is it about Mike Pence that sets him apart from the typical politician who claims faith as a badge to be worn during the campaign, but to be disregarded once the votes are cast and the ballots counted? Allow me to share three with you.
The Bible teaches that adultery is any lustful, sexual urge, or sexual intercourse with someone other than a spouse provided neither spouse has been previously divorced for any reason other than sexual immorality. Pretty clear proof that porn is adultery. Here's why.
Shopping for men can be difficult. They already have tons of ties, clothes, and probably more bottles of cologne than they know what to do with. It can be hard picking out the perfect gift, especially when you are looking for something meaningful.