Posts from May 2016
Paul tells the Corinthian believers (and us) to examine ourselves—to test ourselves to see if we are in the faith—to see if our faith is genuine and real. That may seem to go against the idea of assurance to you. But, a true believer will want to examine himself; he will want to see evidences of the work of God in his life. And when he does, it will give him sweet…
Regret may be no more than a form of self-love. A man may have such a high regard for himself that any failure to live up to his own image of himself disappoints him deeply. He feels that he has betrayed his better self by his act of wrongdoing, and even if God is willing to forgive him he will not forgive himself.
We need to approach change in a way that seeks to repent at the heart level, as opposed to merely shuffling fruit at the behavioral level, AKA “behavior modification.”