Having spent the bulk of his letter exhorting honourable and hopeful behaviour before unbelievers, Peter draws his exhortations to a close by turning his attention inward and challenging his readers to behave honourably and hopefully within the church. In 5:1–5, he addresses two particular groups
Someone has said that we live in the age of “the comparison trap.” In some ways, this has always been a temptation: to keep up with the Joneses. In the age of social media, however, this temptation has become ubiquitous. No longer are we tempted
Randy Schwantz’s 2005 book, How to Get Your Competition Fired, proposes a six-step plan to drive a wedge between your competition and your customer, which will lead to you receiving the opportunities on which your competition loses out. It’s a deliberate ploy to get ahead.
In his book Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, Dane Ortlund shares Spurgeon’s observation, “In the four Gospel accounts given to us in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—eighty-nine chapters of biblical text—there’s only one place where Jesus tells us about