Choice is integral to life in the West. We take it for granted generally, but when it comes to salvation we often miss the point. It is so easy in the hustle and bustle of the end-of-year busyness to lose our joy in the Lord.
Hebrews 13:17 exhorts, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Pharisee”? It’s probably not a happy picture. We usually think of them as solemn, joyless, stern, and, well, perhaps a little grumpy. Theoretically, the professed doctrinal statement of the Pharisees had much that should have
Previously, we studied vv. 1–12 in which the wise, godly father describes the prosperity that comes from trusting the Lord—the prosperity of a long and fulfilling life that is generally to be expected of the godly. The father has exhorted his son to trust the