Each Friday, I’ll post links to 3–5 resources from around the web you may want to check out.
Spiritually Hungry? The Church Service Is Your Main Meal
Kristen Wetherell compares individual devotion times to the weekly local gathering of God’s people.
The next time you feel discouraged and guilty about not having your personal “quiet time,” do this instead: remember the previous Sunday at church, and then breathe a sigh of relief and praise. You have consumed God’s Word. More than that, you have feasted on its abundance. Through singing it, praying it, reading it, and hearing it preached alongside God’s gathered and beloved people, you have “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Your soul has been truly nourished.
Contentment doesn’t mean you must stay in the same circumstance forever
I appreciated this close look at what contentment does and does not mean.
Paul wrote this from prison, yet he knew that he could be content there. His satisfaction with what he had was not due to his present circumstances, but it was due to God who strengthened him.
This raises a logical question for us: does this mean it is wrong for Christians to try to change their circumstances? Is it wrong to be ambitious and to make major life changes? After all, if we are to content with what we have, surely what we have should be sufficient!
What does it look like to glorify God?
Ligonier has a short video addressing this most important question: what does it look like to glorify God?
On the WPCA Blog This Week
This week on the blog we published an article I wrote called One Surefire Way to Harden Your Heart. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out!
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