Numbers 22:29 Balaam said, “Because you’ve been playing games with me! If I had a sword I would have killed you by now.” The donkey saved Balaam’s life but made him look foolish in the process, so Balaam lashed out at the donkey. We sometimes strike out at […]
Godly sadness is an acute sense of sadness we experience as a result of the things that are wrong in our character. It’s that moment in the recovery process when you realize what a mess you have made and you are going to have to fix it. The […]
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do themselves.—Abraham Lincoln
Hebrews 12:12-13 Take a new grip with your tired hands, stand firm on your shaky legs, and mark out a straight, smooth path for your feet so that those who follow you, though weak and lame, will not fall and hurt themselves but become strong.
2 Corinthians 7:8-9 I am no longer sorry that I sent that letter to you, though I was very sorry for a time, realizing how painful it would be to you. But it hurt you only for a little while. Now I am glad I sent it, not […]
Matthew 18:21-22 Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?” Jesus replied, “Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.
Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour.” Welcome to Step Eight, which says “As part of the process of change, I will identify and record everyone I have harmed and through prayer become willing to make restitution to them.” Now that we have […]
Luke 19:8 Zacchaeus stood up. He said, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of what I own to those who are poor. And if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay it back. I will pay back four times the amount I took.” […]
Proverbs 12:18 Thoughtless words cut like a sword. But the tongue of wise people brings healing. What we say reveals what is in our hearts. Wholehearted obedience to God requires preparation. Repairing relationships requires preparation. Unless our hearts are ready for the task of meeting and sharing with […]
Be honest Luke 19:8 Zacchaeus stood up. He said, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of what I own to those who are poor. And if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay it back. I will pay back four times the amount […]