Legalism Versus Love

How do you live? What is your approach to life? Do you live by rules? Are you a stickler for following the law, policy, and implied direction from leaders? Or do you live by grace? Do you forgive both yourself and others? Today’s passage is an interesting one. Paul is refuting Peter. In some respects,Continue reading “Legalism Versus Love”

Pursuit of Peace

Is peace evading you? Do you wonder what it will take for you to finally find peace? What have you been doing in your pursuit of peace? Have you been pursuing peace? Or have you simply been wishing for it to appear? Peace doesn’t simply drop in on us. Oh, we might experience it forContinue reading “Pursuit of Peace”

High Expectations

Do you strive to meet the expectations of others? Do you have your own expectations of others? Are your expectations low or high? Is meeting expectations important to you? Are you meeting God’s expectations? We all have our own expectations. We have expectations of ourselves and for others. After all, there are some people whoContinue reading “High Expectations”

Evil Motives

Are you adhering to the wisdom of this world? Do you follow the crowd when it comes to gaining understanding? Is your desire for wisdom selfish ambition? Have you considered where your desire for wisdom is coming from? Most of us desire to know more. We want to learn new things, understand more, and ultimatelyContinue reading “Evil Motives”

Disciple of Jesus

Do you struggle with your identity? Do you wonder who you are? Have you wrestled with how to let others know who you are? Have you convinced yourself whose you are? Do you know that you belong to someone? We all wrestle with our identity as we grow up. Some of us continue to wrestleContinue reading “Disciple of Jesus”

Divided Or United

Are you tired of all the bickering? Are you fed up with the arguing back and forth? Have you had your fill of one side demeaning the other side? Do you ask why there are two sides to begin with? What are you doing toward reconciliation? We’ve heard the politicians hurling hateful language at oneContinue reading “Divided Or United”

Be Merciful

Are you merciful? Do you show mercy to others? Do you know what mercy means? Have you looked to see what God means by mercy? Mercy seems to be a rare commodity today. We just don’t see much of it going on. We especially don’t see it in our daily news. We see anything butContinue reading “Be Merciful”