Water is a prominent theme throughout Scripture. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, water is present in creation, functions in judgment, and ultimately appears as an image of salvation for God's people.
It isn’t easy to look past in-the-moment temptations, but if the future joy of a clean conscience and a heart aligned with God’s word is satisfying enough to us, and if the fleeting pleasures of sin look as disastrous and God-dishonoring as they really are, then we will find motivation to overcome.
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?