Monday, November 7, 2011

Think About It: Miracles

This is the first of what might turn out to be a series of questions or statements intended for contemplation.  The statement may or may not be correct, but it might challenge your beliefs a bit.

Think about this statement:

Don't call it a miracle: that would give God too much credit.

What do you think?  Do you agree or disagree?  Why?  

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Approaching God

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
(Hebrews 4:16 KJV)

When we hear the word "boldly" in America, we think of striding in without fear or concern.  The definition of "boldly" is "fearless or daring" or even "brazen or impudent".  But that is not what the writer of Hebrews intended.  More modern translations use the word "confidently", but even here our American culture gets in the way.  You see, we like our rugged individualism.  We like to assert our own personality and will.  We call it freedom, but it is really just the sin of pride.