Besides, is there a more efficient path to developing the virtue of humility?
As Keller explains, there is no such thing as "objective" abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is "subjective" abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).
Bible Gateway has a translation available online that is a great tool for anyone that is not a Greek scholar but who wants to dig deeper into the meaning of God's word.
I found myself thinking that what makes a difficult situation even worse is when you believe the lie, "This season will last forever."
I found this list refreshing because in a sense, you could say that the social sciences are providing scientific evidence for what God has revealed about the human person so long ago.
Concerning Rhema, she is on record as the chunkiest 7-month old in Scotland. Okay, this is an exaggeration and hasn't been empirically verified, but it is probably true.
So while Aristostle and Christians both embrace the theological notion that perfection and imperfection cannot cohabitate, this is not where the story ends in the Christian faith.