The Measure of Better Proverbs 15:16-17 "Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil. A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate". We tend to think of happiness, comfort, wealth and contentment in financial terms, but the true […]

“What is the pride of life?”……The phrase "pride of life" is found only once in the Bible, in 1 John 2:16, but the concept of the pride of life, especially as it is linked with the "lust of the eyes" and the "lust of the flesh," appears in two more significant passages of Scripture-the temptation […]

“How should a Christian view materialism?”……Materialism is defined as "the preoccupation with material things rather than intellectual or spiritual things." If a Christian is preoccupied with material things, it is definitely wrong. That is not to say we cannot have material things, but the obsession with acquiring and caring for "stuff" is a dangerous thing […]

“How can believers be in the world, but not of the world?”……Answer: When we read of the “world” in the New Testament, we are reading the Greek word cosmos. Cosmos most often refers to the inhabited earth and the people who live on the earth, which functions apart from God. Satan is the ruler of […]

“What does the Bible say about self-love, loving self?”……Answer: Love as described in the Bible is quite different from love as espoused by the world. Biblical love is selfless and unconditional, whereas the world’s love is characterized by selfishness. In the following passages we see that love does not exist apart from God and that […]