One of the most dangerous qualities of pride is that it sneaks into places in our hearts where other sins once lived. We begin to conquer some sinful attitude, or habit, or addiction with God’s […]
Many of the burdens I bear in life are made far heavier by adding on top of them an oversized image of myself. I simply have a tendency to think more often about and more highly of myself than […]
Understanding the relationship between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility used to be simply an intellectual pursuit for me — just a stunning puzzle of philosophical ideas. Not anymore. The bitter fruit of laziness, anxiety, and […]
It’s a stumbling block buried in the book of Numbers. God has saved his people from slavery, and walked them into the wilderness for what will prove to be a forty-year journey to their promised land.
We men love to think of ourselves as light-seekers, brave souls on the noble quest for the naked truth.
The wildly unearthly words that roar out of 2 Corinthians 12:7–10 are these — first from Jesus, then from Paul: [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in […]
I didn’t attend an Ivy League school. I was not a cum laude graduate. I’m not a founder, innovator, CEO, or visionary of any company. I sit on no boards. I am the trustee of nothing more […]
Grab a corner of the curtain over the powers at work in this world, pull it back, and look inside, and you will discover two of the strongest forces on earth: pride and despair. One […]
Mirrors are very dangerous for proud people. Remember the story of Narcissus? He’s the proud, beautiful man in the Greek myth who saw his reflection in a pool, fell in love it, couldn’t tear himself away, […]