2 wildly different ways of expressing displeasure with someone. Which characterizes you?

List 1 Rebuke, reprove, admonish, exhort, confront, judge fairly, warn, talk directly and righteous indignation List 2 Attack, criticize, accuse, moralize, condemn, be judgmental, threaten, talk aggressively and self-righteous hostility. David Powlison in Good and Angry says, Do these lists sound rather similar? How are they alike? How are they different? In fact, they are as different…

Peaceable people are teachable and kind. Is this you?

Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and…

Are you a peaceable person?

Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and…

6 Facts About Nonforgivers

When you’re bitter and refuse to forgive or exude an openness to forgive what do the Scriptures say about you? You are forgetting the size of the massive sin debt for which God forgave you. You are declaring that you do not need God’s forgiveness in your life. You are declaring that you do not…