Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from November 2019

Wash Your Hands

Americans are aware of the health risks posed by unwashed hands. Germy hands can contaminate food during meal preparation or at the table. Dirty hands also make us susceptible to colds, chicken pox, meningitis, the flu, and other viruses. So, most of us make a real effort to keep our hands clean. We wash them…

“Rejoice” Is in the Bible, Too

Christians often complain that there’s nothing on TV worth watching. This complaint is well-founded. But it’s more accurate to say that modern programs aren’t worth watching. The morals encouraged in the 1950’s show “Leave It to Beaver” are often impressive. In one episode, Wally is denied a full scholarship at State, even though he has…

Seventy Times Seven

Jesus said, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother” (Matt. 18:15). Obviously, a brother gained is a brother forgiven. He sins against you, listens to your complaint, and repents. You acknowledge his change of heart…

Integrity for Sale?

After my son graduated from college, he decided to sell his Toyota Tacoma. So, we posted it on Craigslist. A man named Steve called almost immediately and offered to buy it over the phone. I told him that I’d prefer not to do business that way. After he came and looked at the truck, we…