There is something very distinct about how and why Christians bear the burdens of others in comparison to any other community. The Bible shows us some of the hows and whys that make it uniquely Christian.
Conflict between people who love each other and who live in relationship with each other is inevitable. How do Christians overcome these inevitable conflicts in a God-honouring way? We do so, according to 1 Peter 4:8, by continuing to love one another earnestly.
In this sixth paternal appeal of Proverbs, the father tells his son that the key to a long and fulfilled life is obedience to the wise precepts grounded in God’s word. The key to living ethically is a healthy relationship between a loving father and