Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Justifiable strong purposes share a common thread as they move us beyond and away from what is transitory to what is truly valuable.

"All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize" -The Bible (I Corinthians 9:25).

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Passion or Idolatry?

When you turn any aspect of life into the passion of life, you fall into idolatry.

"Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts" -The Bible (I John 5:21).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Interesting as they may be, low purposes ultimately let you down since once the challenge is conquered, disappointment sets in.

"I said to myself, 'Come on, let's try pleasure. Let's look for the 'good things' in life.' But I found that this too was meaningless" -The Bible (Ecclesiastes 2:1).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Heavy Pursuit of Small Purposes

Your heavy pursuit of small purposes may not be as obvious as golf or terrorism, but it is just as relative and deficient.

"For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver" -The Bible (I Peter 1:18).