Each Friday, I’ll post links to 3–5 resources from around the web you may want to check out.
Grief Is Not an Enemy of Faith
Trevin Wax writes about what grief looks like when it is informed by the gospel.
You can cry, to the glory of God. You should never feel guilty for doing something Jesus did. Grief is an appropriate response to loss. Paul didn’t condemn grief; he gave the Thessalonian Christians hopeful word so they would have a different kind of grief than those who do not know Christ.
Forest Fires & Apple Orchards
Here’s a helpful article (and metaphor) about the biblical concept of meekness.
In some ways meekness is best defined by what it is not. Meekness is the opposite of self-assertion, the opposite of acting as if my will should triumph over God’s or even that my will should necessarily triumph over any man’s. It is the opposite of insisting that this world would be a better place if God and man alike just did things my way. Therefore, it is the opposite of grumbling against God’s providence as it’s expressed through circumstances or even through the hands of men.
Our Scattered Longings
Here’s an article from Brianna Lambert about our longings and contentment.
The goodness of knowing Christ not only surpasses any good on this earth, but it lasts. Christ will never leave us or forsake us. This is the root of our contentment, and the end of all of our scattered longings. We don’t need to depend upon that hanging carrot in front of us. We don’t need to stake our hopes on bread that isn’t bread (Isaiah 55:2). We can be content in what we have, for friends, we have Christ.
Ingredients for a Theology of Feasting
John Piper provides a short response to a question about feasting in an episode of the Ask Pastor John podcast.
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