Joy is not an emotional response to circumstances, at least, it isn’t supposed to be. True joy is a state of being.
Even when God determines to exercise judgment, He provides a way of escape, a way of salvation.
We have a difficult time comprehending the characteristics of God, His nature and attributes. That makes sense, we are a finite being trying to understand an infinite Being. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a better understanding, especially a better understanding of God’s love.
One reality about God that we have to come to grips with is that He is a God of justice, and that means judgment is a reality. We see in this week’s study that God’s judgment is one that we really don’t want to have to face.
How do you define peace? If it is simply a matter of freedom from conflict, then we will never know peace, as we will never be free of conflict in this world.
What can we possibly learn from a genealogy list? Plenty, as it turns out.
Hope does not mean wish when it is applied to our spiritual life; at least, it isn’t supposed to.
We get a lesson in how to respond to grace, although it is a negative example as Cain receives his punishment for murdering his brother.
We cannot live without stress; however, we can determine how we are going to respond to that stress. Especially when that response is worry, which is something we are told not to do.
How far can humanity fall in a single generation? The answer is troubling…