But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
Do You Love Your School Principal?
For the first twenty years of my Christian journey, loving God was about as foreign to me as loving the school principal would have been when I was a student. The principal was in charge, so I respected and obeyed him. I submitted to his authority, but I certainly didn’t feel close to him.
—Wayne Hobbes, in Discipleship Journal, January/February 2008
The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever. Love of God is not embraced until his goodness is tasted.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.