In our studies of 1 John, we have seen that John wrote in the context of the Gnostic heresy. Among other things, the Gnostics taught that the physical world was inherently evil and the spiritual world inherently good. In Gnostic thinking, it was not possible
Death comes to all of us: rich and poor. We need to continually remind ourselves that we were created to enjoy life now, but because of sin we can’t. Finding fulfilment in Christ is the source of joy in this life.
In Ecclesiastes 2:1–11, we learn from the wisest person, who gives the most honest appraisal of worldly pleasures and human endeavours, and declares them to be utterly worthless.
Forty-two is the natural number that follows 41 and precedes 43. It is my age as I write these words. It is the name of at least five songs by different artists and the name of a biopic about American baseballer Jackie Robinson. It is