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Shall I Trust You, Lord?

What should I say? “God, I trust you to keep my family safe”? But this is not submission, but an ultimatum. What am I really saying? “God, I know better […]

Materialism and the Weeds of Worry

I am not sure why I got this parable wrong all these years. Today I was reading the parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. You know the story: ... I had thought that it was referring to temptations and bad influences. ... But hold on a second: where does it say that these weeds have to do with carnal temptations? The weeds here are “the worries of this world (or age), and the decietfulness of wealth.” This reminds me of another passage by Jesus...