Faith is not just an intellectual concept or an emotional experience.
Would you obey God, even if that would ruin everything that you have lived for? Abraham did (cf Gen 22:1-19)!
God tested Abraham, right down to the wire, to see if he was willing to sacrifice his most treasured son. As Genesis Ch.
The Bible can make 'good people' feel uncomfortable. Rahab was a prostitute in Jericho, but, despite her immoral lifestyle, she believed what God was going to do.
It is reasonable for us to expect a higher standard of motoring skills from a driving instructor, than from somebody who has just started to drive.
Horse riders can use a variety of bits in the animal's mouth, but the effect of all of them is to provide a means of applying a little pressure on the bare 'bars' or gums of the lower jaw, between
Hell is the English translation of Gehenna, a place in the Valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where child sacrifices were offered in the time of Jeremiah (cf Jer 7:31).
James has previously likened the tongue to a horse's bit and bridle, a ship's rudder and a fire. Now he says that our mouth can harbour a wild animal that cannot be tamed, with a poisonous bite.
The mess that our world is in, all started with the forked-tongue of Satan.
Some people are known for being 'all mouth'. They talk big but cannot deliver.
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