The Mighty Terrible One

the mighty terrible one.jpgI have a friend who loves cartoons. One day, for an exhortation at church, he read from Deuteronomy 7:21. Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.” And he began to describe a fearsome character, what he thought God would look like in a cartoon as a mighty terrible One. He would probably have legs that could crush Mount Everest to powder, hands that could turn the earth inside out, breath that would make a tornado and other powers that I cannot even begin to name. Continue reading “The Mighty Terrible One”

Excerpt from “Pride”………..Author’s note

pride - frontNobody ever succeeds at being humble by saying to himself “be humble!” That exclamation lacks the capacity to solve a problem that is as hydra-headed as an age-long tree whose roots have gone deep into the earth. One does not wave a magic wand and voila, he is humble. True humility requires understanding.

If human beings are high-level computers, then pride is a system error – one that has to be debugged correctly. Proverbs 13:10 says, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” Being well-advised is the purpose of this book. I believe the best gift to offer is the right word of advice, and not criticism. Continue reading “Excerpt from “Pride”………..Author’s note”