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GIF Selfishness

“I said to myself, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself.’ And behold it too was futility.’” (Ecclesiastes 2:1) Selfishness by Larry Burkett The theology of selfishness is an easy one to promote because most of us were raised with it, and today it virtually dominates our society. It’s the philosophy called […]

GIF Aid the Enemy?

“Jesus said to them, ‘Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’” (Matthew 16:6) Aid the Enemy? by Larry Burkett Loving your enemies (anyone who does you harm) is different from aiding them. Christ loved the Pharisees (He loved everyone), but He certainly did not help them. To the contrary, as we […]

GIF What is Strength?

“The God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:10) What is Strength? by Larry Burkett Even a cursory review of Scripture reveals that strength does not always mean the exercise of power. More often, it means the relinquishing of personal […]

GIF Respond or React?

“I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) Respond or React? by Larry Burkett When we are hurt or betrayed by friends or business associates, our initial impressions are purely emotional ones, and unless we are controlled primarily by God’s Word the first impressions are rarely correct. […]

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