Christ described mercy as one of the weightier matters of the law, yet it is one that is sometimes difficult for us to fully comprehend and apply. He told the Pharisees to go and learn what it means, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice," and it is likewise important for all of us to try to understand this important aspect of God's way of life as fully as possible.
What is true godliness? In 2 Timothy 3:5 we are told of those who have a form of godliness. Could that be us? We must seek substance over form.
It can be all too easy to get distracted and adopt the wrong cause. Is our cause the same as Christ's cause? How do we make sure our cause is the same as that of our Savior?
The Golden Rule is an powerful command and a key to maintaining peace between people. Yet it is not applied as often as it should be. Why is that, and how can we better apply it?
None of us are prophets, but we should be predictors - people who can look at the signs and discern the consequences. The events at the end of the book of Judges offer some striking parallels to our world today, and lessons that should help us discern what we as God's people need to be doing.
Like any conquering army, Satan and his forces have spiritually occupied the world, a fact most people cannot understand. God calls some people to resist Satan's occupation. Join the resistance!
Psalm 78 tells us to remember and teach that Israel frequently faltered because they limited the Holy One of Israel. Do we ever do the same thing? Scripture tells us many things God is "able" to do, but that isn't the full picture. God's "ability" should have a profound impact on how we live.
The truth is that man does not have an immortal soul, but God will offer salvation to everyone. Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day tell us that.
Paul often drew on athletic competitions as metaphors for our spiritual race. During the Olympics we are reminded of some of the great lessons of life as we run our race.