This book is like a father putting his arm around the shoulder of his teenage son, ruffling his hair and passing on some timely advice. At the end of the conversation he gives his son a dig in the ribs and tells him to get to work. It reminds me of Paul’s exhortation: “quit you like men” (1Cor. 16:13) - direct but loving
As a young man with a young family, I have grappled with the problem of how to prioritize my responsibilities to myself, my family, and the assembly. I am quite sure I’m not alone in this difficulty. Although he was writing about three thousand years ago in a different cultural setting, the psalmist offers some relevant guidance. The individual is brought to the forefront with the phrase, “every one” (v 1), for what is about to be said must influence each of us.
Have you ever been in love? Living in love is far greater than not living in love. Every believer, by the grace of God, is able to live in the love of Christ. What’s wrong if we aren’t enjoying it? How do I live in this love, know it and enjoy the love of Christ? This article examines what it means to abide in the love of Christ; living in the enjoyment of the relationship the Son has made with us.