Tag: pain

Creation and Humility

IN THE BEGINNING, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH – Genesis 1:1 WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH? TELL ME, IF YOU HAVE UNDERSTANDING. WHO DETERMINED ITS MEASUREMENTS – SURELY YOU KNOW! OR WHO STRETCHED THE LINE UPON IT? ON WHAT WERE ITS BASES SUNK, OR WHO LAID IT’S…

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Why suffering and why sin?

I recently came across an answer to this question that I honestly don’t think I’ve heard before. At it’s come from John Piper’s recent book ‘Providence’: ‘There are, no doubt, countless wise and holy reasons God plans to permit sin…[one of these is] that God’s ultimate aim in creation and providence is to display the…

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Pain does not equal effort

There’s a bunch of sayings out there that propagate the myth that pain means effort, or effort means pain. And that without pain, we aren’t making an effort. We measure the amount the work someone puts in by how much they’ve had to suffer. And when someone doesn’t feel any pain and yet succeeds we…

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