“Flattery is a form of hatred and wounds cruelly.”
In pleasing God, your actions will spark spiritual joy that you will find no other way.
It is the flaws we perceive in others that reflect those we fear about ourselves.
If we are to be ruled by emotion, let us be ruled by love.
Psalm 91 is called “the soldier’s prayer,” but we don’t need to be a soldier to seek God’s refuge and protection.
Forgiveness is a gift from God. It’s a gift of love and mercy. It unlocks the chains that prevent us from healing and moving forward. Yet forgiveness is just that — a gift. It is not an entitlement. It’s ours either to accept or reject.
Thousands of years ago, in an era like ours that was similarly staggering under the weight of deceit, Jesus came to testify to the truth.