Below are some great ones I came across this week. Enjoy.
“For this is God’s will, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality, so that each of you knows how to control his own body in sanctification and honor, not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don’t know God.” The Apostle Paul (1 Thess. 4:3-5)
“When love of one’s people becomes an absolute, it turns into racism. When love of equality turns into a supreme thing, it can result in hatred and violence toward anyone who has led a privileged life. It is the settled tendency of human societies to turn good political causes into counterfeit gods. . . We can also look to politics. We can look upon our political leaders as ‘messiahs,’ our political policies as saving doctrine, and turn our political activism into a kind of religion.” Tim Keller
“Even world-class leaders who are leading at the top of their game have an incurable desire to get better. Great teachers want to teach even better, great vision-casters want to cast vision even better, great team-builders want to build even better teams. They want to do everything better because they know that when continuous improvement ceases to be upheld as a core value, excellence wanes, communication gets tangled, and vision gets fuzzy. Little mistakes accumulate and eventually rule the day.” Bill Hybels
I know the above quote is about leadership, but replace the references to leadership with marriage. Would the above not also be true for those who aspire to be a world-class spouse or have a world-class marriage? When was the last time you and your spouse – together – honestly evaluated how things were going?
“Do the math: 0% = The percentage of people who do now know your church exists who will visit this Sunday.” Phil Spry