Shortly before my son, Todd, graduated from high school and drove to California to start college, two guys and a girl from our church had the same plan. But in Colorado their van went off the road and the two young men were killed.
The famous American pilot Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” But, it’s very human to think of courage being the absence of fear. That’s why Rickenbacker’s observation can help us in our Christian lives.
Do not lie to each other. – Colossians 3:9
It is never right to lie – not to yourself, not to others, and not to God. People and culture and times may change, but the fact that ‘honesty is the best policy’ never will. It is always right to tell the truth, even if that truth may hurt. It is so much better to be wounded with the truth for a moment, then to be hurt with a lie forever. Most times, telling the truth seems to be hard because lying makes itself look so easy.
By Jennifer Edwards
The doorbell rang. I answered the door and was surprised to find a long-time friend whom I had not seen or spoken to in several years. Wondering what brought her to my door after all this time, I invited her in. We chatted easily, catching up on kids, life, and the usual topics among women; it seemed purely a social visit. That is, until my son came home, much earlier than expected.
QUESTION: They say that the moment you stop thinking about [finding a mate] or “lay it down” is the moment it will happen for you. Is this even possible to stop thinking about it when surrounded by people getting married, having babies or getting invitation cards that read to _____ and partner?
Most Christians believe that the primary purpose of salvation is to avoid hell. That may have been what you were taught, but it’s not what the Bible teaches. In fact, that kind of thinking serves to inoculate people from the truth of the Gospel concerning salvation.