When you have a tender heart and tough skin you forgive easily and are slow to take offence.
Matthew 21:12–22 provides a glimpse of Jesus’ righteous indignation, where we see Him at His angriest. But what drove Jesus to “lower the boom” on corruption?
As Christians, we live in a foreign land. And when our citizenship becomes heaven our purpose changes to live in a way that creates a thirst for heaven in others.
The great heroes of the Bible and church history have been people with the courage to say “No” to sin. They didn’t condone it or compromise with it. The root of Daniel’s courage was his trust in the Lord and His precepts, provision, and protection.
How do you know when you’ve grown up? One sure sign is your ability to control your tongue.
Anyone can rebel—it comes easily to us. But it takes great strength of character to be humble and live in submission to others.