Jack English wonders if God wants us to be happy above all else? No! Discomfort, inconvenience and delay are often part of God’s plan. God doesn’t exist to serve our happiness; we exist to glorify him. What does God want for us? To be blessed, delighted in the Lord, his goodness and his presence.
Rick Olmstead observes that in difficult times, some well-meaning Christian comes along with annoying Christian advice: “God will never give you more than you can handle.” But God never said that! Scripture says you can’t do it on your own… you need God! It teaches us to depend on his presence and experience his power.
David Brooks debunks the misconception that it doesn’t matter what you do or believe. Sin presents very real, earthly and eternal consequences. Spiritual maturity isn’t about how much we know, it’s about how much we obey! Jesus’ ministry, resurrection and eternal message all say the same thing… Jesus is the only way to salvation!