Very few of us think much about the scars we bear on our physical bodies. They can be incurred in childhood by reckless and daring behavior, through industrial accidents, by participating in sports and adventures, in a war, or by many other causes.
James Wilson was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. One of Mr. Wilson’s famous quotes was “Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.” –James Wilson, 1790 Continue reading
The Jews responded to Roman rule in different ways. The Sadducees “sold out” and cooperated with the Romans. The Essenes ran away to live in the desert and wait for the Messiah. The Pharisees decided the Romans were God’s punishment on the Jews for not following Him well enough. Then there were the Zealots who decided God’s will was for them to overthrow the Romans by violence. Continue reading
Imagine you are cooking, and when the time comes to put in the salt, you pour a little in the pot. Then you taste it, but it tastes like you haven’t put any salt in at all. Then you decide to put some more salt in but as you taste it, it is the same as it was the first time. Then you decide to empty in the whole container, just to find out that it does not matter how much you put in, the food still does not taste at all and you exclaim, “Oh no! The salt lost its saltiness.” Continue reading
Romans 12:2 “…be transformed by the renewing of your minds.” In most cases, except for a few involuntary actions (sneezes, coughs, etc.), the mind controls what the body will do. It is sometimes said, “my body has a mind of its own.” It almost seems at times as if our mind has a mind of its own. (Romans 7:23).