God is (still) at work in you

Romans 8:28–30: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And […]

Marriage and Spiritual Warfare, Part 6

“And take the helmet of salvation,” Eph. 6:17a Marriage is emotional. So many of the components of married life are emotional components. The heart is involved, for better or worse. I say for better or worse because marriage should engage the affections. We should fervently love our spouse from the heart. God wired us this […]

Pursue Love

On the way home I was thinking that I was thankful that we didn’t get into 1 Cor. 14:1. That one little phrase, “pursue love,” has gripped me. First, “pursue” comes from diōkō, which in some contexts means “to persecute.” It is to follow hard after something. As Roscoe P. Coltrane used to say, “I’m […]