- Doy Moyer asks, “What about those Pharisees?” “It’s that heart that is far from God that was the real problem of the Pharisees… They were self-indulgent and hypocritical because they didn’t have a heart that drew near to God. That’s what real Pharisaism is about.”
- Steve Higginbotham offers an interesting take on leveraging the Internet for good. “Personally, I see it as an issue of stewardship. We have a medium that allows us to share the good news about which the apostles could have never even dreamed!”
- Wes McAdams has a message for Christians who don’t “go to church” anymore.
- James Clear encourages you to stop setting goals and focus on systems instead. “What I’m starting to realize, however, is that when it comes to actually getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things. It all comes down to the difference between goals and systems.” Some interesting connections could be made to “read the Bible in a year” resolutions.
- At the close of 2013, Gary Henry offers these encouraging thoughts: “For those in a right relationship with God, it is always true to say that ‘the best is yet to be.’ History is moving toward a grand culmination. In God, there is meaning and significance to this life. There is a vision of great goodness ahead and progress toward the realization of that vision. In God, there is the hope of total joy!”
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” (Psa 121:1-2)