Month: September 2013

God, Labor, & Prosperity

On this Labor Day, I’ve decided to labor less than usual. I think I’ll just remind us all of how God sees our labor. In the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 8, Moses recounts the wanderings of the children of Israel in the wilderness and gives them this warning: In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end…. Read more »

Finney: God Looks at the Heart

God always goes beyond our actions to see what’s in our hearts. The intent of the heart is a key to God’s judgment of our actions. Charles Finney has an excellent commentary on that in his Systematic Theology: It is a saying as common as men are, and as true as common, that men are to be judged by their motives, that is, by their designs, intentions. It is impossible for us not to assent to this truth. If a… Read more »