The man who lives his whole life in selfish pleasures – but repents and receives forgiveness just before death – is to be pitied. Not envied.
People don’t need to defend their position when you’re not attacking.
The pains of doing it wrong are far greater than the pains of doing it right.
Wisdom isn’t attained by effort. It’s a product of seeing things clearly.
Perhaps it’s not about fixing, but about loving. And love brings healing. Do I ever need to concern myself with fixing?
If your goal is to get people to serve you (or your ministry, your organization, your vision), then you’ll have to use some form of obligation or reward and punishment. You won’t be able to just just say “follow my lead” because your lead is getting people to serve you. It’s self-serving. And by following your lead, people will learn to be self-serving. They’ll want you and others to serve them and you’ll want them to serve you. Everyone will place…
Something has to die for me to eat. Something has to die for me to live.
Some think God thoughts. Some think God’s thoughts.
The sicker I am, the less discerning I am about what I put in my body if it promises to make the pain go away.
If being right with God is up to you, you’ve already failed. If being right with God is dependent on Jesus, you’ve already succeeded. Why not live from the place of success?