When the going gets tough, the tough give up. You didn’t expect that, did you? That’s not what the world says. However, we surely hear our Savior say something very akin to these words over and over. Jesus spends many of His sermons emphasizing the fact that we are helpless in our pursuit of the Father apart from His pursuit of us. When the going gets tough, He gets going! For years I have been drawn to the verse in 2nd Corinthians 12, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” (vs.
When the Bible talks about caring for widows and orphans, is it just offering the church a pie in the sky kind of lifestyle? When James says, “Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” (1:27) is he just offering us a teaser? David writes in the Psalter “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (68:5) Jesus demonstrates such a tenderness for those who cannot care f