A brief look at one of the most common mistakes when engaging the bible: Exegesis, also known as ‘proof texting’, and how to avoid it!
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ So the last will be first, and the first last.’
We should be striving to make our lives look like this: where people can look at what we do and say, and think: “They live their life as if everything is about God” – because in the end, it’s not about us, it’s about Him.
Have you ever had that drive to do better, try harder, do more, be better? Who am I kidding – if you’re human (and you’re reading this, so you’re human), you’ve felt that at least once in your life: “I’m not good enough. I have to try harder, or
We are not perfect beings. Far from it! (Phil 3:12-15, Ecc 7:20, for a few examples) The work we do is not perfect – it can’t be – because there is only one perfect being – God (et. al.). We humans strive to reach perfection; in some of us, even, perfectionism is such a huge issue that’s it’s crippling. When things don’t go right, our endeavors don’t perform, or events continuously deviate from our intended path, the sense of abject failure may create a desire to just… freeze, so we don’t fail anymore.
How can man and woman be so different, and yet, both embody the image of God? Today we finish up this two part article.
How can man and woman be so different, and yet, both embody the image of God?