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(Yesterday on the blog: When God Removes the Asterisks)

Why Do We Work Hard at Our Work?

If we are going to spend this much time at work, shouldn’t we have a reason for doing so beyond the accumulation of money? In addition, don’t we need to understand why we need to work hard at work instead of frittering away our time? Here are four reasons we should work hard at the work God has given us to do.”

4 Reasons to Remember Your Creator in Your Youth

David Murray lays down the challenge. “As it’s especially in our youth that we are most inclined (determined?) to forget our Creator, it’s especially in these years that we must work to remember our Creator (Ecc.12:1). Remember that He made you, that He provides for you, that He cares for you, that He watches you, that He controls you; and remember that He can save you too. That’s a lot to remember, but it’s much easier to start memorizing when we are young!”

Innocent As To What Is Evil

It was such a simple little phrase, but it rocked me to my core. It halted me in my tracks and set my mind whirling. Just a few words and yet they cause great contemplation and introspection. It made me wonder where I was putting the focus of my mind. It made me consider my life from a new angle. It was the simple phrase, innocent as to what is evil.”

Should Christians Play the Lottery? (Video)

Should Christians play the lottery?’ Dr. Hershael York answers in Honest Answers.

Angry At Sin

Have you ever been angry at sin? “I was not angry at the fact that my friend had died only two months from his 49th birthday. Nor was I upset at how he died. No, the root of my smoldering indignation was why this beloved husband, father, friend, and brother had to die.”

A Prayer for My Children, Growing Up in Troubled Times

You may enjoy this mother’s prayer for her children. “Thank you for the gift of motherhood. I praise you for bringing so many things about myself into clear focus as I so imperfectly work to disciple my children. I thank you for the ways that You are sanctifying me through motherhood and for the never-ending grace and patience You have for me as Your own child.”

12 Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you all of the alphabet? There are quite a few letters we tossed aside as our language grew, and you probably never even knew they existed.”

Flashback: 3 Types of Fool

The apostles were anything but fools, but they were ready to be seen as fools and treated as fools.

You will definitely have trouble seeing the glory of penal substitution if you have trouble admitting you’re a wrath-deserving sinner in need of atonement. —Jared Wilson