Many factors play a role in the development of a child, but we cannot escape the reality that the majority of the way a child comes to understand their own life and the world around them is through the influence of parents. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” And if this is true, could it not also be said that if your child is trained up in a way that they should not go, then when they are old they will not depart from it?
I appreciate the way Pink has helped me see all sorts of little areas of application that I’d never seen before, here and in each other commandment. He takes time to pull out the implications, both positively and negatively. The Christian calling is much higher than to abstain from a set list of external actions. In any given circumstance we can ask ourselves, “Does this thought or action, when sown into my life, reap purity or tend to sin?”Read more "Highlights: The Ten Commandments Part 2"
God said to, “love Me and keep My commandments.” God has never asked for or wanted merely external obedience to His will absent of our loving Him. Jesus said it like this, “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” A formal profession of following God, while not desiring Him with the heart, is not obedience. Love and obedience are not mutually exclusive, they go hand-in-hand.Read more "Highlights: The Ten Commandments Part 1"
“There is a difference between having a rational judgment that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness. A man may have the former, that knows not how honey tastes; but a man can’t have the latter, unless he has an idea of the taste of honey in his mind.” – Edwards, Pg. 83Read more "Highlights: Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity"
Skip Halloween, and celebrate Reformation Day! Celebrating God’s work in the history of the church seems more befitting than celebrating death and darkness. “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom […]Read more "Reformation Day Resources"