It is thanks in large part to the signers of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 that we have this country, because they passed it down to us.
Freedom, to be sustainable, requires not just Liberty in the abstract. What Os Guinness calls “the golden triangle of freedom” includes also Virtue as well as “Faith in something.”
What your money is actually worth in terms of being able to exchange it for goods and services has experienced 25.2% in cumulative inflation over the past decade.
Our Christian testimony is affirmed and demonstrated by practice, by the way we love one another in deed as well as word, and by being industrious and hard-working and living a quiet life.
Now more than ever, I should understand our situation better in light of what God’s Word says here. So how does a father of eight children and seven sons read this passage?
Christians who are in a position to bless those who are less fortunate ought to have an innate desire to help their Christian brothers and sisters with more than just promises to pray.
It is easy to find our understanding taxed. What has recently been, what is now, and what may soon happen – all is complicated and disputed and controversial.
When we ask in good faith why God did what he did instead of some other thing, God answers clearly. And sometimes the answer is as simple as reframing the question.