I don’t have a right to define fatherhood, but God does.
If we are saved, then we are saved from God, by God, to God, and for God.
The great, immovable fortresses of evil in this world are momentary reminders that we are, after all, quite small, and our lives are truly quite simple, and that’s really how God wants it to be.
God’s sovereignty leads Solomon to live a life of obedience and joy under God.
We are presented in this passage with a lesson in how those in Christ should live in a fallen world – how those in the second Adam should live under the curse of the first Adam.
Beginnings are usually the best places to start. The Bible is no exception.
The elderly king is looking for fruit amid fruitlessness.
The Apostle James reminds us that, in the final two commandments of the Decalogue, we are still reflecting on how to love our neighbor (James 2:8).
Loving your neighbor is mostly about minding your own business.
One of the greatest comforts is that God’s grace is not fruitless – it isn’t vain.