Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

4 posts

Why we love lies

Someone may be thinking, “I didn’t think I loved lies. In fact, I hate being lied to. Actually, why would you say something so outrageous. I resent your suggestion.”   Your concern is understandable. I get it. However, what I am talking about is the issue of love of Christ. If we love Christ we love the truth.  If we don’t love the truth, the only alternative is to love a lie. Listen to what Jesus says in Matthew 6:24:    “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.   If Christ is […]

I Corinthians 13 and Parenting

Here are links to each of the posts on I Corinthians 13:4-7 and parenting. Each post covers part of these 4 verses and makes specific application to parenting. How do you love your children? Love is Kind Loving Your Children – It’s not about you The Disgrace of Dishonored Children If I love my children, why do I get angry? Conflicted Love Avoiding conflicted love with your teenager Love keeps no record of wrongs – how does that work? Love does not keep a record of wrongs – an example What love does and does not… Counterfeit Lives Love always…

Love always…

This is the last post in the series on I Corinthians 13 and parenting. It is not possible or even wise to attempt to say all that could be said about love in these posts. Rather, I have just focused on making specific application to parenting. Even with this restriction, my comments are summary at best.    We have focused on verses four through seven. This section begins with two positive statements about what love is and then follows with eight statements about what love is not. The Holy Spirit then ends with five positive statements of what love is. We looked at verse six, “love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth”, in a recent post. […]

Counterfeit Lives

Something is counterfeit if it appears to be genuine but is not. The problem with counterfeit money is that you can use and spend it and often the recipient will not recognize it for what it is. Then one day you attempt to use what is counterfeit with someone who knows what is genuine. Not only do you not get what you wanted but the fake money you have is forfeit as well.   Life is like that. You can spend your life on things that don’t have real value. You can invest in what you think will make you happy. Then you meet the One who is genuine. You realize at that moment your life has been invested in […]