The Purpose of Life: Theologian Herman Bavinck writes: “The purpose of human life is fellowship with God; to live in him is life’s goal” (Reformed Ethics 250). If you are honest, what has been the ultimate purpose in your life? Financial security? Being respected? Even something good such as caring for your family? God does not want to share the throne in your heart with anyone or anything. He is a jealous God. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God . . .” (Exodus 20:4–5).
My Pastor On Sunday: “The Gospel is not merely a beneficial moral tool for raising our children.”
Fatherhood & Emotions: I finished reading a chapter titled, “Fathers and Sons” in Raising Cane: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. I will be sharing several insights from this book over the next few weeks. Here is one point that I found so powerful and sad: “Our culture’s historical assignment of relationship work to women has turned emotions into a disregarded ‘second language’ for men.” As a father partnering with my wife, I want to help him develop a high EQ (emotional intelligence). EQ is more important than IQ!
A Helpful Chart I Prayed Through Recently: Jesus said that the truth will set us free (John 8:32).