(Reading time: 10 - 19 minutes)
The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17a, that "iron sharpens iron". And in Romans 14:19, "Therefore let us pursue the things which produce peace and the things that build up* one another." (* or edify) This is true of all our relationships as brothers and sisters in Christ, but even much more so as married couples. We are called to seek to build up - or edify - each other.
(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)
Today, the television has become a normal daily part of most families' lives, especially in the west. Most people have at least one TV sitting proudly in their living room, while many others have TVs in bedrooms, kitchens and other rooms... When not in school, children can sit in front of the telly for hours on end, spoilt for choice with the huge variety of programs offered to them. For many of them, switching the TV on has become automatic as soon as they get up or when they come back from school each day.
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To the question "Is there a cure for cancer?", the answer according to most people would be something like "Not yet, but research is getting closer to finding a cure every day" or "We hope to finally have a cure available to end cancer within the next five, ten or maybe twenty years..."
This is also what I used to believe... Until very recently. I found out that there isn't one cure out there for cancer, but in fact there are many cures already available today.
(Reading time: 1 minute)
Some say Jesus was a good man or a prophet. Others say He was a lunatic or even a fictional character who never existed. Others still say He was and still is the Son of God.
There is overwhelming evidence for the fact that Jesus of Nazareth really existed (read this), but did He claim He was the Son of God? Did He say He was God?
(Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes)
For many, water is just a boring, tasteless drink that they would rather exchange for the more sweet and sophisticated drinks out there. But, on average, the human body is made up of about 60% water - and over 70% for the brain and heart. This makes water by far the most abundant element of the body.
If water makes up so much of the body, could it be that drinking it is actually good for us? Could a lack of it cause problems?
(Reading time: 5 - 9 minutes)
According to the dictionary, deception is the art of making someone believe something that is not true. So, when you are deceived, you believe a lie.
The thing about deception is that when you are deceived, you don’t know you are being deceived. Deceived people think they are believing the truth, but in fact they have been sold a lie. You see, deception always has an element of truth in it. If it was a total lie, no one would believe it. So it is usually truth mixed with error. And deception looks good and attractive. It appeals to the senses. It is what people want to hear. It tickles their ears.
(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes)
OK, the Bible tells me that I need wisdom... and I understand I do. But where do I go and what should I do to obtain this wisdom? Where do I start from? What am I supposed to do first?
The Bible tells us clearly in Proverbs 9:10, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."