Cause and Effect

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Cause and effect is an important principle in life. Things happen all the time—sometimes crazy things. Some of…

We can bless others only by the grace of Christ

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. The context for the above is Paul commending the Macedonian churches for their overwhelming generosity. Even though those churches were suffering under a severe…

Seeing each other through the eyes of Christ

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. But that is the rub, I think. It is ingrained in us—it is part of our very nature—to do what we…

He is ever-present and ever engaged

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalms 120-134 are commonly known as the “Songs of Ascents.” Tradition says that these were songs that were sung on pilgrimage journeys to Jerusalem (Jewish people would travel to Jerusalem from all over in order to celebrate various religious feasts). Some say as well…

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