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A Man’s Man

What is it that makes a man? The answers through the years and cultures have been varied. We believe being able to lift hundreds of pounds, being gruff, being married, having children and ruling them with a rod of iron, and being looked up to as a tough individual are all qualifications to be a man. While it is not bad to be strong physically (because it will help you provide for your family at work as well as in the home), also there is nothing wrong with being married and having kids (though ruling with a rod of iron with no compassion will lead to rebellion), and while being tough is needed in some situations, I believe that one of the most neglected qualities needed to be a man’s man is love. I can hear the moans already for often when we think of love we think of this gushy feeling that is just for babies and emotional women. “I’m a man and I’m tough I don’t need love,” is often what we think. The truth is, however, that true love requires some of the strongest men in this world …

Politics

Politics is something I believe people love to hate. We love it due to the amount of news devoted to it, eating up the latest buzz on each candidate and elected official (good or bad). We hate it based upon the fact when something goes wrong the politicians are the first to be blamed. Sometimes this blaming is warranted but other times it is not. Often we get so fed up with the process that we give up and quit letting our voice be heard and our vote count. The fact of the matter is, however, as Christians we cannot in all good conscience allow our voices to be silenced. Isaiah 62:6b – “ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,” Isaiah 58:1 – “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” I know frustration sets in when there is really no good candidate to vote for, and when our favorite candidate did not make it through. Yet our voice should still be heard and our vote should still be cast for…

The Word over our Opinion

Many times we try to outsmart people with our logic and understanding when it comes to spiritual things. We get bogged down in silly debates and think we have won the argument when we confuse our opponent, or get them to a point where they have no answer to our logic. It is, in reality, immature playground banter when we sink to such tactics. When you think about it, is it really all that difficult to confuse or outsmart a fellow human being? Everybody has their strong points and weak points. Just because you expose a weakness of logic in somebody does not mean that your argument and thought process becomes right and true. Rather, as Christians, we should depend upon the Word of God and what it says. Our opinion and arguments matter little in the light of God’s Holy Word. It is God’s Word that will always produce the right results. It is God’s Word alone that is pure and perfect. So we should be more concerned with proclaiming the Word rather than our thoughts on the Word. Isaiah 55:11…

A Glorious Book

A Glorious Book
The Word of God is an amazing book that we take for granted way too often. It collects dust on the shelf at home and it is put down out of boredom from reading. Sometimes we feel it is antiquated and not relevant to our culture here and now. The fact of the matter is, however, that the Bible is more relevant than any other work out there. It is only boring when our Spiritual life is starved and being strangled by our flesh. There are truths and blessings in the Word of God that He is just waiting to bestow upon us if we simply yield to it. I Corinthians 2:9-10 – “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” Those verses are not talking about heaven but about what God wants to show us in His Word if we will love Him, obey Him, and keep sin out o…