Top 13 Bible Verses About Virtue

Bible dictionaries define “virtue” as having moral worth, or excellence as a person. Since the Bible describes believers as virtuous. Interesting article from Christian Crier……………………..

Our Most Destructive Assumption About Heaven

Here author and Bible scholar Randy Alcorn writes about one of his most important topics of interest: heaven and life after death. “If I could eliminate one belief about heaven, it would be the heresy that the physical world is an enemy of God’s redemptive plan rather than a central part of it.” From DesiringGod.org…………………………

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/our-most-destructive-assumption-about-heaven

Being With Jesus — Dallas Willard

Being with Jesus

“But if I am to be someone’s apprentice, there is one absolutely essential condition. I must be with that person. This is true of the student-teacher relationship in all generality. And it is precisely what it meant to follow Jesus when he was here in human form. To follow him meant, in the first place, to be with him.

If I am Jesus’ disciple that means I am with him to learn from him how to be like him. To take cases from ordinary life, a child learning to multiply and divide numbers is an apprentice to its teacher. Children are with their teachers, learning from them how to be like them in a certain respect—similarly for a student of the piano or voice, of the Spanish language, of tennis, and so forth. The “being-with,” by watching and by hearing, is an absolute necessity. . . .

God can, of course, make himself present to the human mind in any way he chooses. But—for good reasons rooted deeply in the nature of the person and of personal relationships—his preferred way is to speak, to communicate: thus the absolute centrality of scripture to our discipleship. And this, among other things, is the reason why an extensive use of solitude and silence is so basic for growth of the human spirit, for they form an appropriate context for listening and speaking to God.”

From The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. Copyright © 1997 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

How to Respond When God is Silent

We have all had times in our walk with Christ when it seems that God is silent, which then leads to all kinds of suppositions and doubts about His relationship with us. That is why this little article can be a great encouragement, as it provides strategies and biblical wisdom to apply when God is being hard to hear and discern. From Christianity.com……………….

https://www.christianity.com/christian-life/how-to-find-god-when-hes-silent-11564135.html