Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Secular Grace vs God's Grace About Being Thankful

As many of your know, I enjoy Dr. Albert Molher. His timely, educated, and cultural assessments bring me insight and inspiration. Take a listen to his 2016 Thanksgiving address. What you need to see is the difference between being thankful in and of ourselves verse being thankful to the Lord who oversees, ordains, and organizes the hearts of mankind to be genuinely thankful. Romans chapter one is a highlight, and I would encourage you to read the whole chapter as reflection to his address. Happy Thanksgiving and thankful for the Lord is good!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A good word about self truth vs revealed truth

There have been times I have both heard and used for myself, "this is my truth." And though I would hope to possess truth personally, I am still bound to God's revealed truth to govern, direct, inform, and inspire my life. The slippery slide of making God's truth relative to "my truth" is an age old deception from the Garden of Eden. For the deceiver (Satan) tempted Eve, and by cowardice Adam in thinking that they could relegate truth to gain better freedoms, and this was the start and continuation of a fall that has required a rescue in Christ. Praise the Lord for His rescue to all who would both believe and apply the Truth of the Gospel in life and culture. The Gospel Coalition posted a good word about this subtle truth slide. The relativism of our lives can certainly sound good to an itchy ear. Though written by a woman, and for women; the application is for all. Here you go...