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We get a brief surge of excitement when we tear open the package containing our new device. Or a wave of euphoria hits us when we hand a sales associate our credit card to purchase a new pair of shoes. Yet, these feelings quickly evaporate. We long to experience that rush again. So we buy even more.
But over time, nothing we purchase can mask the emptiness we feel. Money and possessions will never leave us feeling full because we’re trying to fill what Blaise Pascal called the “infinite abyss.” God designed us to be in a relationship with him. Only he can satisfy what’s missing. Read More
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Scripture gives us our moral bearing. It orients us to what’s right and wrong. For example, Paul says, ‘I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “Do not covet”’ (Romans 7:7). If God didn’t reveal his moral will, we would stagger from sea to sea searching for it. Yet, we would never find it.
Sin has damaged our moral compass. We need an external objective reference point whereby we can judge our thoughts, attitudes and actions. When pilots fly in poor weather conditions, they’re prone to what flight experts call “spatial disorientation.” Read More