Evil has been beating good frequently ever since the Creation of our tiny earth world. It just did it again (January 7, 2021). Evil won the day. Big, evil events have often splattered history: Eve fell for the Serpent’s lies Adam fell for the seduction of Eve’s greed and envy Man’s wanton sinfulness went worldwide […]
…why all my pain and sorrow, sickness and suffering, depressed feelings and worries? It’s from the Fall of Man. The Fall of Man, falling away from God and into sin, is recorded in Genesis 3. We live to see the effects all the way throughout history, all the way into our own times – and […]
“Now” is good – so immediate… so absorbing. Demands so much attention. I practice being here – now. That’s good. Heaven is so…”later”, so not-pressing, so very “out of sight – out of mind”, so abstract. I am here now, but I want to be more aware of where I am going when I die. Where are you going when you die?
Legitimate irritability. Ever see any yourself? Ever catch some from somebody – irritability? Do you legitimize your irritable ways? Recognize it in yourself? …that change of inflection revealing your irritability? You snap out a word. If you really go with it (the irritable feeling), you get stern, your voice rises, louder. Remember as a kid, […]
Jesus said this about light and darkness, what is good and what is bad: (Luke 11:33-36) 33 “No one lights a lamp and then puts it in a cellar nor under a basket [hiding the light], but [instead it is put] on the lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light. 34 The eye […]
I look at an orchid, a rose, the tropical fish, lush jungles and forests, men, women and children and I say, “Oh my God such beauty can only be from You. It is good what you have done. I look at the skies and the stars and the universes beyond….
When this life is over and we’ve lived it all for self we’ll have nothing in eternity but self and self that’s all
Being “bad” or “good” is not the issue with God. God will judge us. But His judgement is based on His grace. Thankfully, His Judgement is not about how bad you’ve been. And, how good you’ve been will not help Him approve you. Whatever you have been, or not been, it is possible now to […]
As mere humans, we are engulfed in the vortex of battle between good and evil. Whether we like it, or not, that is the reality within this world that God created. We must remember – it is God who created us, not we ourselves. We have an obligation, by God, to choose Him, the Good, or be enslaved by Evil.
What do you think of others? Do you size-them-up: know their sins and think less of them, or think they are great because you like how they look or like how much they have? Remember that God does not wait for us to be perfect. He wants us to come to Him just as we are, now. Even so, even as Christ, no matter the sin – we love the sinner. There is no excuse for us to put-down another. There is no sin too great – nothing that God cannot forgive.