Welcome to “Links I Like,” a weekly roundup of news, stories, and links that have impacted me throughout the past week. Enjoy!
We Christians are a forgetful bunch. We’re often confused and discombobulated. We so desperately want our goodness and virtue to account for something we’ve misrepresented the entire course of the Christian life.
When does Satan attack us? When does the devil do his best work on us? When does Satan work his hardest to brings us down? Is it when we’re down and discouraged? Or is it when we’re riding high and sitting pretty, as they say? I contend that Satan works hardest on us when we’re most confident in ourselves.
There are so many misconceptions about the Bible, but there’s one truth about it that’s inescapable, and must be realized and readily admitted before any serious study of it can ensue: that is, the Bible isn’t about you! Yes, the Bible is for you, but it’s not about you. The Bible is all about Jesus.
To be honest, we don’t understand human suffering. Across the globe we see innocent women and children starving and dying and enduring terrible diseases and illnesses, without hope. We see horrific and gruesome genocide carried out by tyrannical leaders who thirst for power and seem bent on chaos.
Trials. They’re the universal commonality amongst Christ-followers, adversity being the thread of which the tapestry of life is intricately woven.