If you’re creative, a dreamer, a visionary, one who possess the raw talent to get a lot of things done – you’ll face the temptation to forget Who is actually omnipotent and thus bite off a bit more than you can chew.
The easiest way to define the doctrine of “omniscience” is to “know it all.” The Bible is unmistakably clear that God is the only one who, quite literally, exhaustively knows all there is to know about everything in the past, present, and future.
One of my favorite passages in Scripture is 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10. In these verses, the Apostle Paul gives us a glimpse into the life a church that he is especially thankful for. In describing what it is that he appreciates about this church, Paul has provided us with an ecclesial pattern worthy of imitation. In […]
The Hebrew word translated “teach” is the verb shanan which means “say again” or “repeat.” Moses is telling the parents of the Israelite children that they need to “repeat” the words of the Torah in many different contexts and situations—when sitting, when walking, when lying down and when rising up. What I learned from this text is that repetition with variety is the key to learning. In other words, people will learn best when their lessons are repeated.
According to the world, life is like a ladder. At the top of the ladder is success, and at the bottom of the ladder is failure. Apart from Christ, we all naturally see life through this lens. Our time and energy are devoted to climbing this ladder, and avoiding the bottom at all cost.