What if we considered ourselves a praise factory? What if the Church was a factory for God’s praise? When we praise God, we celebrate His person, presence, and actions. One Hebrew word for this is Halal, which means to shine and boast, all in one.
I just started reading “The Holy Spirit in Action” by Sheed and some of it is already blowing my mind. Some of it is just pondering the implications of God having and being a spirit. I’ll post the quote from the book, which is kind of heady and out there, then my interpretation which might […]
Romans 3 talks about Justification and Righteousness. Righteousness is when God says you are alright. Justification is when God says that the things you do are the right things.
Romans 2:4 ESV Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? — Ro 2:4 This has to be part of the discussion about why bad things happen in this world. Sometimes, God is letting us be. Like […]
Righteousness was a part of the operating system of Joseph’s soul.
He was a righteous man, not about do-gooder, but right about seeking God.
What would happen if we held on to truth (which is Christ) and increased our love? What if we increased our love even more for those that we disagree with, or are even our enemies? That is one of Christ’s most compelling teachings and that fits right in line with these things from Paul and Christ’s words of forgiveness from the cross.