Your Last First Date (Marshall Segal, Desiring God)
God’s idea of marriage is the only vision big enough, strong enough, and worth enough for all the risks we take in dating. Nothing else is worth all the risk we take when we begin to share our hearts with someone else.
Do You Suffer from ‘Bible Anorexia?’ (Keri Folmar, 9Marks)
God calls his Word bread, milk and honey. He has graciously given it to us to keep us alive and enable growth. Second Peter 1:3 says, “[God’s] divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence.” Notice that God’s divine power works through knowledge of Christ. This is why the Bible is the main course on our spiritual menu.
What to Do With Guilt After Saying Yes to Sin (Moriah Simonowich, The Rebelution)
Repentance means believing you haven’t broken rules, but rather God’s heart. Instead of feeling the prick of pride that your perfectionism was faulty and upset about the consequences of sin, feel the woundedness.
The Proactive Pursuit of Humility (Laura Booz, Revive Our Hearts)
Over and over again throughout Scripture, we are told to intentionally, proactively humble ourselves. Of course, we rely on God for the faith to humble ourselves, but these Scriptures seem to imply that we can take ourselves by the collar and pull ourselves to our knees or look at our prideful selves in the mirror and intentionally cover over our shameful haughtiness with humility.
Five Questions to Ask About Entertainment (Judy Allen, Unlocking the Bible)
God’s Word gives us some guidelines for choosing entertainment wisely…That’s a pretty high bar for entertainment choices. Your definition of what is excellent and praiseworthy may be different from mine, but we must submit our ideas of what is appropriate to God’s Word.