The antidote for sin

Should anyone ask me if l love Jesus from my heart, immediately, my emotions would be stirred, and l would promptly respond in the affirmative. Yet, Jesus isn't too interested in my emotional response, He looks for tangible proof. And His test is whether or not l consider His commands as "treasure" and keep them … Continue reading The antidote for sin

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Endurance and self-control

The way in which Peter links one virtue with the other is very interesting. He speaks about egkrateian (Greek), self-control, self-governance accompanied by, emerging from gnosis, the "right" knowledge, not merely a byproduct of fear, or coercion, or out of submission to exerted authority. It is not about restraint, rather it is about self-discipline. In … Continue reading Endurance and self-control