People used to say things like, "the devil made me do it," or "I can't help it, I was born this way!" Even in the Garden of Eden, Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. The facts remain clear: our own desire lures us into sin.
The book of James is like one of those magnification mirrors women use to put on makeup. In those mirrors, all the lines and contours are easier to see. Cringe-worthy pores, wrinkles, blemishes, and unwanted hairs also become more manifest, and we make any modifications within our power to conceal or alter such things. Every single time I read this book, it exposes the oversized pores and blemishes in my life, challenging me to change both my attitude and my actions.
Why on earth should I memorize Bible scriptures if I can just look it up? Nearly all the information I could possibly want is at my fingertips--quite literally. Memorization seems an outmoded system in our all-access information age, but what would happen if we lost connection? How would we remember those valuable ancient words? There… Continue reading How to Memorize Long Scriptures
oot-in-Mouth Disorder: A common mental disease found in anyone possessing a working mouth, characterized by the imaginary sensation that something is lodged in their mouth after they say something inappropriate or erroneous to another person.
Where would the world be if England had rolled over and played dead when Hitler assaulted them with his Blitzkrieg?
Where would the world be if the United States of America had chosen to turn a blind eye to the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941?
Where would we be if Jesus Christ went along with the folks who wanted to make him an earthly king?
If there were never resistance to evil, there would never be peace.