The Power of Words
A wise person stewards well the resources they are given. We think a lot about stewarding money or time, but we often think very little about stewarding one of our most valuable resource: our words. Many studies suggest that the average person speaks 16,000 words a day. How are you stewarding your 16,000 daily words? … [Read More…] The Power of Words
Chances are you know the stories of the main characters of the Bible—people like Abraham, David, and Paul. Yet throughout Scripture we come across the stories of other men and women, many of whom we may not have heard of before. While their names may not be recognizable, their examples of faith and following God are significant.
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They can creep into our lives slowly over time, and we may not even realize what has happened. If we aren’t careful, any one of us could slide into the sins that marked the Pharisees during Jesus’s day. What’s the danger in sins like hypocrisy, cynicism, legalism, and exclusivity? Why did Jesus speak so strongly against them—and how can we guard against these attitudes in our own hearts?