Countless men and women fight a measureless battle to resist sin, intentionally choosing the harder path, and all to the glory of the Lord, trusting that His glory is a more worthy pursuit than their own desires. That’s biblical manhood and womanhood and, dare I say it, Christlikeness, at its pinnacle.
It’s a beautiful thing to trust the Lord to carry out justice for us, and even when we fail God’s purpose still stands: He turns the ashes for beauty, our misjudgments (“Crucify Him”!) for our redemption, extending mercy and help for our pitiful efforts, leaving us to boast in His righteousness alone.
A picture of Christ and the church that’s been marred by divorce does not alter the reality that Christ has promised to never leave you nor forsake you.
The pinnacle of human flourishing and fulfillment is not found in social status, acclaim, or the attainment of pleasure. For us to say such or to live in such a way proves that we don’t truly consider the humanity of Christ as the supreme example of what we ought to be.
Despite the lifestyle of most modern Christians, poverty is an ethical problem with which Christians need to deal. At least 80% of the global population lives on less than $10 a day. Where most Americans would consider making even $10 an hour as outrageous, the majority of the human race considers that kind of wage an abundance. This is certainly a Christian problem—and more heavily, it is an American Christian problem. Specifically speaking about American Christians, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert remark that “by any measure, we are the richest people to ever walk on planet Earth.”