By resisting the false teachers and confronting the apostles, Paul demonstrated that he would not waver on the gospel that Christ had entrusted to him.
Derek Brown is managing editor of WithAllWisdom.org and With All Wisdom Publications. He also serves as pastor-elder at Creekside Bible Church in Cupertino, California and as academic dean at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, California. He lives with his wife and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
When Solomon commands us to savor life joyfully because God has already approved what we do, he is taking us back to creation and showing us that legitimate, earthly pleasures were given to us by God for our blessing.
Let Scripture renew your commitment to evangelize expectantly, sharing the good news in the confidence that God is able to save anyone at anytime through the power of the gospel message.
The immediate venting of one’s rage over personal offenses or societal ills is viewed as a virtue and not as what it often is: a lack of self-control and a deep-seated sense of self-importance.