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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boxing with the Blind

Boxing with the Blind

Sometimes, it can be so easy to go back & forth trading [social] blows. People can be flat out wrong in their views, ways &/or beliefs & then have the nerve to try & tell you how to live or condemn you for something they feel is wrong in your life. It can be real tempting at this point to "stick it" to such people & tell them how you really feel. You want to show them the "log that's in their own eye" (Luke 6:42) & teach them a lesson so that they never dare go there with you again.

But after you let 'em have it, you'll actually feel terrible. Especially when your opponents are just plain ignorant.

As believers, we know the Truth. And those who live godly understand walking in the light (1 John 1:7). This isn't true for those who are still plugged into the world; those still walking in darkness...blinded by the Evil One (2 Timothy 2:26). Know that this group can include professed "believers."

So remember all of this the next time you're hurt by someone and made angry; when you're tempted to [socially] throw a punch at a blind person. I think we all know that knocking out a person who can't see isn't really something to brag or feel good about.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


There is one type of evolution (e.g. apes to humans) which is completely false and dishonoring to God. However, there is another type (e.g. environmental adaptation) which is perfectly plausible and actually demonstrates the genius in God’s creativity!

Likewise, when it comes to our faith [in Yeshua], we should not “evolve” to the point where we completely abandon our beliefs and jump from one religion to another. Nor should we be ever-changing within our own faith and believing each new thing that sounds good for the moment (Ephesians 4:14).

However, “evolving” in our understanding of the Messiah is perfectly healthy and encouraged! The Apostle Paul wrote about us “being conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29). In this sense, we should definitely be changing and growing. In fact…if you still believe, think, speak and act the same way today as you did 3 or more years ago, you should probably be asking yourself some probing questions.

Evolution and Religion. By latvian (evolution)
[CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.”

– 2 Corinthians 13:5a