Monday Musings

A High Standard

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach” (Titus 1:7a). The apostle Paul took seriously his responsibility of passing on what he had learned. He had numerous protégés throughout his ministry, the two most well-known being Timothy and Titus. They are more famous than the others because Paul’s letters to them—two to Timothy… Continue reading A High Standard

Monday Musings

Thanksgiving in Anxiety

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). Philippians is easily the happiest of Paul’s epistles. The church in Philippi had a lot of great things going for them: they were faithful to God, growing in love for… Continue reading Thanksgiving in Anxiety

Monday Musings

Power Made Perfect

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9). We tend to think of Paul as some kind of superhero. After… Continue reading Power Made Perfect

Monday Musings

All for God’s Glory

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). One of the many issues the Corinthians dealt with was the eating of food offered to idols. Some insisted there was nothing wrong with it, since they weren’t worshiping the idols just by eating the… Continue reading All for God’s Glory

Monday Musings

Faith in God’s Power

“And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians… Continue reading Faith in God’s Power