Every action of humans is directed towards happiness and flourishing. Looking at key biblical words, this article shows that true flourishing and well-being can be found only in relationship with God and through alignment with his kingdom. The concepts of peace, blessedness, and completeness point to this conclusion.
Sometimes pursuing peace is not easy, since it may mean that one is called to rebuke or repent or forgive. However, striving for unity in Christ should make pursuing peace possible.
Christians can pursue peace in this sinful world by adopting a loving attitude, avoiding offense and covering offense with love.
Christians face many challenges and struggles - struggles with sin within, the devil's assault, and the world's temptations. How can the Christian find rest in such a world? This article shows that God’s throne and sanctuary is a place of finding such a rest. God’s throne is a place of purity, peace and protection. This is what Jeremiah witnessed, as recorded in Jeremiah 17:12.
This is the eighth article in an nine part series on the Beatitudes as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. This article focuses on the seventh Beatitude, which describes Christians as peacemakers. This peace must be understood in the context of the kingdom of God. This peace between God and man has been destroyed by sin, and can only be restored through Christ.
This article examines the theme of wisdom in the Epistle of James. Wisdom forms a major motif in the background of the writer and his epistle. While not personified, wisdom is extolled here as a divine gift. Additionally, wisdom possesses some personal characteristics that form a wisdom poem in which the virtues of wisdom are listed and praised.