Daily Hope Devotional
To be all God wants you to be, you need to choose short-term pain for long-term gain. Anybody who’s ever played sports knows this one. You’ve got to practice and work hard in order to … Continue reading Choose Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain
You’ll hear it from many different places these days: People are basically good and unselfish. It’s their environments that turn people’s hearts toward evil. Unfortunately, that theory just doesn’t match with what we see in … Continue reading Unfairness Points Us toward Jesus
Unfairness is part of the human condition. You can’t live on this earth for long without feeling like someone has treated you unfairly. Maybe it’s a parent who put you through a miserable childhood. Maybe … Continue reading God Says Respond to Unfairness with Love
One of the greatest tests of your character is how you treat people who are trying to serve you. Whether it’s a waitress, a waiter, a clerk, an employee, a secretary, your children, or your … Continue reading How Do You Treat People Who Serve You?
Many people, including Christians, think they only have to show respect for people with whom they agree. Nothing could be further from the truth. In today’s world, there are many activities in our society that … Continue reading You Can Disagree without Being Disagreeable
Respect has become an endangered value over the past few decades. Yet the Bible makes it clear that stable families—and stable societies—are built around respect. The Bible commands us to honor our parents, respect civil … Continue reading Every Person Is Worthy of Respect
God uses everything—even the pandemic we’re in right now—to help our character grow. He uses problems to help us mature. James writes it like this: “My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are … Continue reading God Uses Problems to Help Us Grow