Don’t forget: Sin is real. Its effects are catastrophic. But grace abounds.
When God’s judgement comes in blazing pyrotechnics, we’ll hardly notice because we’ll be looking the other way.
God’s patience creates an urgency for us to share the good news.
“Don’t confuse your role as a witness with the role of the Holy Spirit. Your job is simply to share the gospel in love. Their response is the Holy Spirit’s responsibility.”
Let all of your Word have all of its way with me.
When we become false or abdicate to the boasting of false teachers, preachers, and politicians, the end result is we take others with us.
This is a warning for us, because any one of us can be like these false teachers who, “wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam.”
We’d be silly to think that only recently has culture gone downhill. Broken sexuality and violence have always been the twin cities were fallen humanity has made its home.
Even though no one would listen, Noah didn’t sit idly by while sin and brokenness took over. So while it should be obvious, I’ll say it anyway: Go be like Noah.
How many times have we believed that the right leader, possesion, power, or even weapon will give us all the prosperity and security we long for.