We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


On the Front Lines

King and Closest Friend, Greater love hath no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends. John 15:13Recommended reading John 13:13-16 in the historically-based movie 300, King Leonidas leads his 300-man army to fight the Persians. His men are in awe of his leadership, character, and bravery and do not hesitate for even a moment to go to battle with him though they know it means certain death. This is because he not only guides them through the fight, but he is also on the front lines with them as a fellow soldier. As one of his men is dying, he says to King Leonidas, β€œan honor to die at your side,” to which the King responds, β€œan honor to have lived at yours.” King Leonidas was not only King of Sparta; he was a brother to its citizens. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, exalted and esteemed above all others. Yet, our King hung on a cross and gave up His life to save us from our sins. So as we praise our Lord for His majesty and power, let us also remember to thank Him for being on the front lines with us, fighting by our side, as our King and also as our closest friend. – Dr. David Jeremiah

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