Our nation is filled with death, destruction, disease, and division. For the American, the nation is figuratively and literally on fire. In the midst of chaos, it can feel as though our entire world is burning. But history is full of world-burning events like these. We have cycled through eras of confusion and turmoil and … More When the World Burns, What Do We Do?
Alexander Strauch wrote this wonderful book titled The Hospitality Commands, and I recommend it to you if you desire to learn more about biblical hospitality. Though I could reference many of the positive instructions on hospitality from the book, I want to highlight some of his comments on Christians refusing hospitality. This section was very intriguing. When … More When to Refuse Hospitality (Strauch)
I never thought I would be the type to have a nickname for my wife. But one of my favorite names for her is “darling.” It’s a word that sums up my affections for her. She truly is my beloved and favorite person. In his chapter on indulging sins, Thomas Watson addresses special sins that … More Do You Have a Favorite Sin? (Thomas Watson)
In the next section on indulging sins, Watson goes on to discuss the danger of indulging in “Secret Sins.” (Found on p. 147) Secret sins “are more modest than to commit gross sin…. All will not sin on a balcony but perhaps they will sin behind the curtain…. Many carry their sins secretly like a … More The Secret Sins (Thomas Watson)
I am slowly making my way through “The Godly Man’s Picture,” and I came across a convicting chapter on sin. Each time I step away from Thomas Watson and return to him, I am reminded of how foolish I am to even step away. God has used him mightily, and he has been such a … More Do You Indulge in Sin? (Thomas Watson)