The Measure of Greatness

All the “Greats”

There have been many people who could be called “great” in history. This distinction is commonly afforded to such men and women due to particular achievements in their lives. The world remembers these grand achievements and places these men and women in high esteem.

Protecting the Future

A Risky World

The world is a place full of risk, be it financial risk, emotional risk, or physical risk. There is no guarantee that the world will remain the same for everyone tomorrow or the next day. The unforeseeable can cause concern and worry, leading to the need for a form of protection of the future.

Forgetting the Whole Counsel of God

An Important Stop

As the Apostle Paul was journeying back to Jerusalem after his third missionary journey, he stopped in Miletus so that he could have the opportunity to speak to the elders of Ephesus one last time. His words were one of encouragement and of challenge, specifically to “shepherd the church of God” (Acts 20:28, NASU). As an example of how to accomplish this, he reminded those gathered of his own boldness in preaching not just what people wanted to hear, but instead the entire message God had given him: The “whole counsel of God” (20:27) as translated in the KJV.

An "Insignificant" Speck

Our Culture

We live in a culture that is obsessed with attention, fame, and significance. This becomes all the more obvious when one peruses the tabloid magazines stands, watches the entertainment sections of the nightly news, or considers the recent explosion of outlets on the internet for the sharing of personal information and self-created videos. People want to be noticed by others, sometimes at terrible cost.

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