“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,” (1 Peter 3:14, ESV) The past two days we looked at some reasons why people sometimes treat us poorly. Before we move on, I would like to reflect upon one more important consideration. Maybe you are not being treated as poorly as you might think. Consider if you have unfair expectations of others. We live in an entitled society. We claim our “rights.” Sometimes our so-called “rights” will impose upon the “rights” of others. The abortion issue is a great example of this. The … [Read More...]
“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,” (1 Peter 3:14, ESV) Yesterday, we shared three reasons why people sometimes treat us poorly. Today, I share three additional reasons. Deceived Evil is Good Satan is described as the Father of Lies and the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. He is a great deceiver. He uses culture, media, and celebrity to manipulate. Many in this world are sincerely convinced that wrong is right and that evil is good. There are times when you may be treated poorly by someone who sincerely believes they … [Read More...]
“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,” (1 Peter 3:14, ESV) If you treat other people well, they will tend to treat you well. This was yesterday’s post. This principle works most of the time, but it does not work all the time. There are many times when people we treat well, will treat us poorly in return. There are exceptions to every rule, and there are certainly exceptions to this rule. You can probably think of an example where someone treated you poorly in spite of your kindness. There are different reasons this … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.
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