Tag Archives: Love

Painful Love

God causes suffering in order to perfect others Although it’s sometimes very easy to live like it isn’t true (especially in the American cultural context), the fact is that I’m not the only one in the universe God is working on. God … Continue reading

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The Person Behind the Practice

The No-Shoes Rule: An Analogy About Love and Obedience Which is more important: to take off your shoes when you enter a man’s house so that his carpet doesn’t get dirty, or to love the man who owns the house and … Continue reading

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Remember the poor, and honor God

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him. (Proverbs 14:31) Jesus said there will always be those who are poor (Matthew 26:11). He insisted that we should invite the poor to our … Continue reading

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Honoring God in Counseling Others

Like everybody else this side of the Garden of Eden, I have a serious sin problem. One of my particularly well-traveled sinful paths is an arrogant pride that can far too often be harsh and unfairly critical of others. God has been working on … Continue reading

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Anticipating Judgment

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is … Continue reading

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On Enemies

The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, but I consider your testimonies. (Ps 119:95) I’m not a very poetic guy, but I love the psalms. For those of you who aren’t terribly familiar, Psalms is a huge book of poetry … Continue reading

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On Jesus

Paraphrase and amplification of Imitation of Christ (Book 2; Chapters 7, 8, and 11) by Thomas à Kempis… Loving and Trusting Jesus Blissful is the one who understands what it is to love Jesus and to despise himself for Jesus’ sake. It is fitting for one … Continue reading

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