According to Hebrews 12:2, did Jesus only seek his Joy by enduring the cross? Is this what "for the joy that was set before him" means? Yes, but there's more. The author of Hebrews carefully crafted this prepositional phrase to convey the precious twofold reality of Jesus' death for believers.
By understanding how God has created habits, we can better cultivate habits that glorify him.
Studying God and creation requires both intellectual and moral virtue, which is filled with patience and calmness, and dependent upon divine instruction.
Curiosity and studiousness are similar, but are incredibly different. One is a vice, the other a virtue, which one are you?
If we have Jesus, we could lose absolutely everything, and still consider it gain.
From helping our children learn about nature, to elite academic work on creation, the redeemed intellect never stops his intellectual endeavor on created things, but looks up to the source: God the Trinity.
Have you ever had the experience of walking into a room, and, once you enter, you start ranking everyone in that room? We frequently compare ourselves to others. Many times, we shape our very identities in relation to those around us. One of the key ways to kill a comparative spirit is by hearing and obeying Jesus’ command, “You follow me.”
Two doctrines clearly stand out as distributive, that is, they are not restricted doctrines, but often determine how other doctrines are shaped and understood. The first doctrine is the Trinity. The other distributive doctrine is creation ex nihilo (out of nothing).