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.
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.