“You don’t give a gift to someone hoping they’ll give you one back. That’s selfish,” your momma said. Do the right thing because it’s the right thing. Don’t expect anything in return. This is the essence of Christian morality. Christian morality, as it is portrayed in a biblically-illiterate world, apparently. Because the Bible actually says this: Do … More Why We Should Bless Selfishly
Should I seek glory and honor for myself? “Of course not,” you might say. “That would be prideful and selfish. You shouldn’t seek to exalt yourself. The only person who deserves glory and honor is God.” Yes and no. Paul condemns a “self-seeking” nature in Romans 2:8. . . . but for those who are … More the art of self-seeking
Something changed. In your past, you were religious. You did what was right, and you looked good. And no one knew the difference. And then, unbeknownst to you, apathy began its slow and silent work. Though you would hardly admit it, you started to care less. The lives of irreligious people began to appeal. Somehow, these people … More where is justice?
“Be good while Mom shops, and you’ll get a treat . . .” Poor parenting, right? Seems to me the child should be good or else. “Give to such-and-such charity. Hurry before the year ends – it’s tax-deductible!” Charity? Really? Whatever happened to obedience and kindness? You do something because you’re supposed to or because you want … More the biblical bribe