It is no secret that bad things happen to good people. Being a Christian is in no way a guarantee of health, wealth, and prosperity in this life. Solomon helps us to face our God-ordained future wisely, whether it be one of prosperity or one
Having given the general mark of a Christian, someone who walks as Christ walked, John now expands on that principle with an old commandment, which takes on a new significance with the coming of the Holy Spirit. In addition, he lays down some fundamental assumptions
In the text before us, John reminds his readers of an old commandment, on which the new covenant in Christ places a fresh spin. Christian love is evidence of Christian faith.
Loneliness is a universal human experience. We long for community and companionship. Yet while there is wonderful meaning to be found in relationship, under the sun even relationships prove to be unsatisfactory and a striving after the wind. Nevertheless, we were made for community, and