How can we judge ourselves and others with righteous judgment rather than self-righteous judgment?

Read Matthew 7:1-29 Even the most biblically illiterate person you know can probably tell you that the Bible says not to judge. You may have had the words tossed at you when you were trying to point out sinful behavior, and perhaps you’ve been driven into an exasperated silence upon hearing this misapplication of the […]

In what ways does this part of Jesus’ sermon challenge you to exceed the “righteousness of the Pharisees”?

Daily Study from Lifeway’s “The Gospel Project” Read Matthew 6:1-34 After He told His listeners that their righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees, Jesus continued to present the practical implications of that righteousness. He shows His listeners that the problem isn’t in the righteous acts of the Pharisees but in the deadened, affirmation-seeking hearts […]

Chaos in our nation is a sign we need God’s intervention

I read a chapter from the book of Proverbs each morning and today’s proverb really highlighted the chaos and anarchy that is active in our country right now. I believe it is a spiritual problem as much as a societal/political challenge. _______________________ Proverbs 30 (MSG version) 1-2 The skeptic swore, “There is no God!No God!—I […]