In a world of sin and the popular anti-Christ worldview, online bullying, in-your-face verbal abuse, and really all persecution should be expected: “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived….” Take courage: “…but as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ … Continue reading sticks and stones?
The last two months have been very (maybe insert words like “difficult/trying/hard”?) insightful. I expect trials. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds….” James 1:2 I just didn’t expect the various ones that were chasing me down. (My trials are like grains of sand compared to the loss of a dear friend’s spouse. I’m sure she would echo the bullets below. I love you, Diane. And I’m praying for you ceaselessly.) What pulled me through and caused growth and failure and repentance and changed desires and new relationships and modified other relationships? 3 things: … Continue reading fellowship of a round piece of precious metal