Deadly Stench

Are you a perfume of life and an odor of death? Let us hope you are both, because you should be both. Read 2 Corinthians 2:14-16. This passage says that for the people who are saved — the believers — that we should smell like the perfume of life. Why? Because we point to life, … Continue reading Deadly Stench

Everything We Build Up

In 1 Corinthians 14:26, we read: “Beloved friends, what does all this imply? When you conduct your meetings, you should always let everything be done to build up the church family. Whether you share a song of praise, a teaching, a divine revelation, or a tongue and interpretation, let each one contribute what strengthens others” … Continue reading Everything We Build Up

The Merit of Observing

Many of us learn from our parents, our teachers, and society in general that if you do good things, you earn good things. This is somewhat true. I know that I have earned good grades for doing homework. I know I have a decent driving record for following the rules. I have had many opportunities … Continue reading The Merit of Observing

Strict Judgment

Many people want to be up front and in the limelight. With social media, more are encouraged to share everything and be in front of everyone. Being in charge, being a leader, being a teacher—these positions of authority come with a great warning. James notes that these people “will be judged more strictly.” Remember that … Continue reading Strict Judgment