Many people know the story about how Solomon, as he faced the task of ruling after the death of his father David, asked the Lord for wisdom. The author of 1 Kings records what happened (1 Kgs 3:1-15). Clearly, the Lord was pleased with Solomon and his request, and we are told Solomon loved the
Q. To follow up your blog on Proverbs and the days of evil, why do you think God answers our prayers with silence? Why would He do that, especially when we’re suffering and so desperate for answers? A. Thanks for letting me clarify. I disagree with the premise that God answers those prayers with silence.
Question What are your thoughts on this verse? The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil (Prov 16:4). Answer I think of that verse in light of God’s foreknowledge and His providence over creation. As you probably know, Christians disagree over those subjects, and I’ve written
George Harrison once passed a church billboard that read, “Gossip: The Devil’s Radio… Don’t Be a Broadcaster.” That message hit home. Because he was a Beatle, the press gossiped about him constantly, and it hurt. It inspired Harrison to write the song “Devil’s Radio.” Isn’t it interesting that even a non-Christian can understand and be
Being able to pray to the Living God is a fantastic privilege. But having a healthy prayer life can be hard to develop, maintain, and keep fresh over time. Prayer takes discipline. It also takes wisdom. And if you want wisdom for living the Christian life, read the Book of James. It is like the
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love (Eph 4:1-2; cf. Col 3:13). “You don’t have to like each other, but you do have to stop hitting each other!” That’s
The world is and has long been full of evil. As I write this, the COVID-19 pandemic has been sweeping the globe, and there are riots across the country in response to what appears to be a case of police brutality. Many people are dying. Even more are suffering. I don’t think evil is a
Where do you find true happiness? Where have you been taught to find it, by family, friends, church, school, and Hollywood? If anyone was in a position to discover the meaning of life, it was King Solomon, the son of David, supremely wise, and rich beyond comprehension (cf. Eccl 1:1, 12; 1 Kings 3, 10).