Turn Back to God

Running a nation is probably more difficult than anybody, other than those who’ve done it, can really even imagine. So much so when Solomon came into his throne the one thing he asked of God was to be given wisdom to know how to do it. Along with its challenges, the position comes with many temptations. Given any amount of power, the person whose heart is not in line with God will find it difficult, if not impossible, to manage the office without giving into said temptations. Think about your everyday life and all of the temptations that you face, chances are you do not have the kind of power and responsibility as one who is leading an entire nation.  Continue reading “Turn Back to God”

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A Lie to the Church

There is a group of people out there who have made a lot of money through what is called “motivational speaking.” These people have gotten wealthy by telling people they are able to accomplish all that they themselves have accomplished by believing. Not by believing in God, but by believing in themselves and their own willpower. They instruct people to invest more in themselves than in anything else, put together “dream boards”, find people to look up to and adopt their behaviors. They instruct you to put aside the “trash” of the world and only take in information that motivates you to gain more. It is even common to hear them instruct you to get rid of relationships that are not bringing you towards your goals for more. Some of these things aren’t bad ideas and might even be good things for everyone to adopt, however a lot of this is contrary to the word of God and the teachings of Jesus. The biggest problem with all of this is not that these people exist (we expect the world to act like that and value these things), but that it has crept its way into the church.  Continue reading “A Lie to the Church”