Trials in life come for three reasons: to manifest the life of Christ in us; to prepare us an external reward; and to commend us as ministers of the Gospel.
There are consequences to our actions. Sowing to the flesh reaps destruction, but sowing to the Spirit reaps eternal life.
Like Daniel, exiled in Babylon, many church members today during this current lockdown have become exiled: from community, fellowship, and the communion table.
Psalm 131 shows us what growing up in Christ looks like: We slowly learn to be humble, content and to have hope in the Lord.
Jacob wrestles with God all night and emerges not just wounded and limping, but also wiser and with a new name.
King David displeases God by taking a count of army of Israel. He then discovers where God wants the Temple to be built, a great blessing to the nation.