At some point, just about everyone asks about their purpose in life. Recently, I ran across a blog post that briefly explored the subject. While the author keeps a positive spin on it, he offers no solid answers. Thankfully, God does provide a response to this critical subject.
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Salutations. This article piggybacks a bit off of my previous two about doctrine. You can check them out here and here. In those articles, I made an argument that as Christians, we live in a culture focused around ‘petty theologies’ instead of holy living. I illustrate the critical, core theologies we must have, and how the Bible steers us not to have perfect theology, but implores us to walk a holy life filled with love. Today, I focus on that topic.
Most people commonly accept the idea that we should not discuss politics, or religion, when with mixed company. Ironically enough, the media has little issue sharing their views with us over and over no matter how little we want to hear it… but, I digress. Another subject that rarely gets spoken about, even in familiar company, is death. Death tends to be that one subject that lingers in the back of our mind (more so the older one gets), yet no one actually talks about it. In my own family, most only seem to talk about it when someone actually dies… save for my Dad. (more…)
- Revelation 3:14-16 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Luke 14 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
Matthew 6 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (more…)
Today, we study the following… 1 Thes 4.9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
I stumbled across this passage in doing a quick study a week or two ago. I have listened to many sermons on various topics and scriptures. Yet, if I have heard one on this passage, it does not spring to mind. I know of no one who quotes it, or uses it as a rule to live by. Yet, it has quickly become a favorite of my wife and I. In many ways, it echoes what we try to do in our own lives.