The Village Blog
“Tell the Big Guy, ‘Hey,’ when you get up there.” Probably not the encouragement I needed while I struggled through chemo and kidney disease. We’ll give my well-meaning visitor a mulligan for trying.
Religion has become like a chubby seventh-grader lately. Every day it’s getting “pantsed” in the locker room of ideas, never to be seen the same way again.
Some books demand to be noticed. Everywhere you go, you see them in a bookstore window, on the required reading table, on the top-selling Kindle titles or being made into a newly-minted major motion picture.
What should generosity look like in the life of the believer? The people of God learn what it means to be generous from God, for He has a generous heart. God is not stingy or reluctant in His giving. He loves to give and is happy to bless. He takes great delight in providing for His children.
In Habakkuk chapter 3, we find a prayer that is 19 verses in length. For 16 verses, Habakkuk remembers God’s past faithfulness to deliver Israel from her enemies. In the final three verses, he rejoices over God’s strength and majesty.