What shall it profit a young woman, if she wins dozens of team sports trophies and earns a free ride to college, and loses her soul?
What shall it profit a young man, if he makes it into to Harvard University, but doesn’t make it into Heaven?
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Sometimes the Bible provides brilliant gems of applicable teaching in places where you least expect it. One of those, for me, was 1 Timothy 5:9-10:
Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband, and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.
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the trees light up.
A fire takes hold of them,
and they glow,
in their true colors
of gold and rust and red.
They shine and glisten,
aflame with life,
autumn’s light show —
oh, how the sun shines through!
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,” Proverbs 12:25 says. For those of us who struggle with anxiety of any sort, we know all too well how true this is.
The world offers many suggestions to lift us from our anxieties, things like exercise, meditation, taking medicine or supplements, and laughter. Things like these are helpful and good; many are from hand of God. However, I must confess: I sometimes reach for these as a pick-me-up or a quick-fix; they become my go-to form of therapy. And while they might offer me some relief, beneath the surface, those anxieties are still there.
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