“For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Heb. 5: 13-14).
Too many Christians are unschooled in their faith. They are, in effect, still babes. Because of this, their faith is not the comfort to them it could be, and not the example to others it should be.
Confronted by the harsh realities of this existence, immature Christians are at first surprised that God has not shielded them from the pain and hardship to which mankind is liable, Continue reading
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. . . .”
At the end of my last post, I described my doubts about sticking with a life in law because of the difficulties I saw it posing to a life of incarnational ministry. I didn’t look forward to entering communities and situations with the immediate baggage of being a lawyer, both from how others perceived me and in how I perceived others.
During this period, I told other students my thoughts and fears and received understanding nods. I consulted mentor attorneys who told me to mellow out, encouraging me to stick with it because lawyers fill a niche in the pursuit of justice others can’t. I prayed and didn’t feel God speak conclusively. So I stayed put in classes hoping for more clarity. Even if I didn’t drop out, I figured I could finish law school without taking the bar: a rite without the passage, hazing without a pledge, courting without consummation. God would make it clear in time, I was sure. Continue reading
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