We moderns can sometimes shy away from the idea that there is such a thing as objective truth—at least in the realm of spirituality or ethics. Perhaps we hear people having heated discussions and think they just want to win arguments and look superior; so we throw up our hands since it all seems so … Continue reading Truth matters
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10). Spiritual warfare. William Gurnall says that all Christians are in the battle whether they realize it or not, and that the war is so serious that it makes the cruelest battle between human armies seem like child’s play.* But what is spiritual … Continue reading The battle you’re in whether you know it or not
Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the Lordship of Jesus and the difference it makes in our lives. When Jesus appeared to Thomas after his resurrection, he invited him to touch one of his wounds so that Thomas could confirm what he was seeing. In response he cried out: “My Lord and … Continue reading Battlegrounds without bombshells
In yesterday’s devotional I encouraged you to acknowledge that the battle of spiritual warfare is real. God is on the warpath against evil, sin, and darkness—and many of his foot soldiers are often taking a nap. Neil Anderson and Timothy Warner observe: “The difference between military warfare and spiritual warfare is that we are always … Continue reading Live securely (in the midst of battle)
So, you want to be stronger to deal with whatever you're facing. What if you were missing this one important thing?