What if your significant other falls out of love with you? What if your friends get tired of you? I wonder if God ever asks those questions about us.
Which one are you?
God's anger is burning. Not because He hates us, but because He hates sin. Not because He can't stand to look at us, but because He can't stand to see us suffer. How can we be so casual?
We want "yes", but God says "no". Or we want "no", when God actually says "yes". What are we supposed to do in these situations?
This movie is not like other movies. It was exhilarating and action-packed, sure. It had us on the edges of our seats, yes. But it's not the kind of movie you forget about in a day or two. This movie is relevant. It's current. It makes you think. And it's still not over.
I'm exhausted. I have been trying so hard, for so long. I've been trying to be perfect. And I'm freaking sick of it. I'm done. I'm not here to be perfect. I just can't do it anymore.
"It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart." - Ecclesiastes 7:2 This verse used to get on my last nerve.
Some of the men of Judah or Dan or Naphtali or Ephraim were not pleased. They wanted a different answer. They didn't want to obey. They didn't like God's decision. They disagreed with His law. Can you believe that? Of course you can.
Is there one list of doctrines that you must believe in order to be saved? Will every saved person believe the same thing? Is there one denomination that has the truth? What do you think? Is there? Have you found it?
So the Israelites recommitted themselves to their crazy dream. They understood that they had sinned! They were ready to work hard now! So they charged up to Canaan and attacked their enemies. And failed. Why?