In our churches as well as in society, emotional problems are increasing. Psychology's answer is that we need self-esteem and self-confidence for emotional health. What is God's answer? Read about God's response to people with low self-esteem in the Bible, and discover His answers for you today.
How I think about myself matters. If I think wrongly of myself, there will be major problems. How does God want me to think about myself? A look into the Word of God to see what He has to say about the matter. To think of myself rightly will help me find peace and be a valuable part of HIs kingdom.
Since selfies are a modern development, does the Bible have anything pertinent to say to the subject? We are warned that the last days will be perilous, because “men shall be lovers of their own selves”. Consider: Can you imagine Jesus posting a selfie showing Himself washing the disciples’ feet?
Washing feet? at church?? Did Jesus really mean for people in the 21st century to do THAT? A study of our Lord's example in John 13, and the lessons He taught of spiritual cleansing, humble service, sacrificial love and equality, that will still bless obedient Christians who wash feet today.
In an era of politically active churches and religious organizations, Christians need to ask the question: “are church and state truly compatible?” There are intrinsic, irreconcilable differences, including its purpose, structure and method of control.
The problem with extremism is as old as man. Ecclesiastes 7:16 - 18 (paraphrased) says this: Do not be overly-righteous or overly-wise. Why should you destroy yourself? Do not be overly-wicked or foolish. Why should you die before your time? It is good to recognize and avoid all of these extremes.
The word humility is not very popular with most people. We would rather think about how great we are than our insignifance. And yet for those who follow Jesus humility is a must if we will walk in His footsteps.
We find several categories of people in Proverbs. There is the simple, the scorner/the foolish, and the wise man. When we face the test of reproof, that crisis will identify us as one of the three. Let’s learn from the wise man how to pass the test of reproof.
The woman, God's unique "recreation", has a special place in which to serve. The Christian woman who fills her role well becomes a role model for others. If anyone dares to rearrange the divine order, he deserves the chaos that will undoubtedly follow.