An ongoing and perhaps long-standing debate wrestles with the question, “Is accuracy or readability more important?” Frankly, the question tells much about the theologians and scholars who are debating it.
When the Apostle Paul wrote his first letter to the Thessalonians, they were newly recovering from paganism, and they were being severely persecuted by people who were once their “friends.” Paul didn’t encourage the new believers in Yeshua the Messiah to convert anyone…quite the opposite; he set up a three-point instruction for a lifestyle that […]
Nothing escapes our Father’s attention. not only that, but He has already provided for any and every eventuality. The Father is omniscient, after all, which means He knows everything, the end from the beginning.
When God moves, He moves quickly. There’s no time to hang back, drag our heels, or think that He’s going to take a number in our “waiting room” while we “work out our stuff.” He’s NOT waiting…he’s MOVING! We’re invited to go with Him; to “set out” at His command, just like the children of Israel set […]
A new General Manager assembled all of the employees of a company I worked at, which had just been purchased by a large multi-national group. He said, “This is our guiding principle: The answer is Yes. What’s the question?” This same principle applies to heeding the Father’s word.
It’s invaluable to know whether we’re moving at cross-purposes or in lockstep with Our Father in Heaven. He moves in our lives whether we say, “Yes” or “No” to what He’s doing…to His purpose in our lives, even when we don’t know what His purpose is exactly.
This simple 5-step process may be observed in the scriptures, which turns out to be the most effective way to dissolve negative patterns permanently: Recognize Reject Refuse Repent Reform