Earn God’s Love

“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself in love.” (Galatians 5:6) We may confess salvation by faith with our mouths, but in our hearts we work to keep (or earn more of) God’s love. The proof is in our pride: the false belief that we are somehow better than others because of what we’ve done for God. There …

Speak the truth in love

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow…” (Ephesians 4:15) The self-righteous wield the truth like a weapon of mass destruction, ambivalent to the the devastating consequences. When confronted, the predictable response follows: “WHAT? All I did was tell the truth?” Their fortress of foolishness is unassailable. Mostly. Speaking the truth without love ignores the greatest truth: we are …