Let this sink in: our obedience in this life matters now and counts forever. Life in heaven will echo with the consequences of the lives we lived on earth.
For me the documentary was a sobering reminder that sometimes our best intentions and even the plain truth can’t convince people to change. All we can hope in is the transformative power of God.
“How does a person get wisdom? I realize we are to be men and women of wisdom, but few people ever talk about how it’s acquired.” His answer was quick and to the point. “Pain.”
Before I make my point, allow me to quote Webster’s definition: “incapable of error…not liable to mislead, deceive, or disappoint.”1 That is certainly true of Scripture, but it is not true of people. When it comes to humanity, fallibility is the order of the day.
Instead, it will be a judgment to determine our rewards based on how well we have followed Christ. On that day, Jesus will examine and reveal our motives and the quality of our service.
Put flawed human beings on a pedestal and they are bound to topple, fail, and disappoint, but God’s Word is holy, inerrant, and totally reliable.
Someone has defined failure as succeeding at something that doesn't really matter. Are you passionate about things that last? I hope so.
Have you ever felt like you were surrounded by the things of God—the programs, people, and praise of God—but couldn’t find Him anywhere?
Make rest an activity. The commands to Israel about the Sabbath, while not binding, do communicate God’s concern that His people rest.