Bible Bits

The Personal and National Problem of Self-deception

You compared yourself to a young lion of the nations, yet you are like the monster in the seas; And you burst forth in your rivers And muddied the waters with your feet And fouled their rivers. – from Ezekiel 32:2   Nations can be self-deceived about their identity and substance just like individuals. Egypt was …

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Pipeline for Conflict

  Like BP’s oil leak, prideful presumptuousness pumps conflict into our lives. The only way to plug the pipeline is to shut our mouths, open our ears, and listen to what people are saying to us. If you’re sifting through strife today, try seeking and receiving wise counsel.

It is better to give away temporary material wealth in exchange for eternal spiritual wealth.

There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth. Proverbs 13:7   I do not understand this verse. I looked up the cross references and they all point to a clear principle: it is better to give away temporary material wealth in exchange for eternal …

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