We’re Obsessed with Justice

We’re Obsessed with Justice

If you watch the news, you’ll notice that we’re obsessed with justice. Someone, somewhere is fighting for justice. Or we believe things are unjust – or unfair. And the Bible talks a lot about justice as well. Thankfully, we’re not subject to justice. If we were, we’d all be in trouble. There are a three ways that God can deal with us. He can give us justice, provide mercy, or extend grace. You might ask yourself, how might you define…

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The Court of Public Opinion

The Court of Public Opinion

The court of popular opinion is rough. And it is fickle. Everyone around you has judgments and opinions on how you’re living your life. Why do we spend so much time listening? Ignore them. The Bible routinely talks about this: Galations 1:10 – For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. John 12:43…

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Complaining

Complaining

I can understand complaining from time to time. None of us are perfect in this regard and our patience gets tested. But I’ve recently been around some Christians that were relentless in their complaining and it was honestly hard to be around them. It’s one thing to acknowledge that something is annoying, but going on and on ad nauseam about how you’ve been dealt a short straw is likely alienating the folks around you. If this is you, what type…

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We Need Grace

We Need Grace

One thing that is abundantly clear to me is my dire need for grace. I am constantly stumbling in my walk with the Lord. Many times, I stumble despite my best efforts. Paul talks about this struggle in Romans 7. Starting with verse 15, he says, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate to do.” He goes on, but closes with this, “24 What a wretched…

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