Self-indulgence is a false promise of happiness. So, wherever we have a persistent pattern of self-indulgence, or if we struggle to let go of our idol of brand, we are dealing with is our own unwillingness to let go of a false promised happiness.
I have never personally experienced this, but I have seen in various places that when a driver is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, one of the tests that they must pass is walking in a straight line. The philosophy is simple: How
Psalm 1 is perhaps one of the most memorised passages in Scripture. It is both a wonderful and woeful psalm: wonderful to those who love the Lord and His Word (1:3, 6a) and woeful to those who don’t (1:4-5, 6b). Consider the words of
C.S. Lewis once quipped that “modern man” was guilty of what he called “chronological snobbery.” That is, those of Lewis’s day had a very arrogant attitude that their (and our) forbears were ignorant. Modern man believed that he was so advanced in his day and