If God takes gluttony seriously, why don’t we? Why aren’t we bothered by it? When was the last time we prayed for God to show us if we were guilty of this sin? Part of the reason is that we don’t understand what gluttony is or why God is bothered by it.
I expected to be ashamed by my lack of strength while being surrounded by ripped bros high-fiving each other after lifting small vehicles. I was wrong about my shame and the bros. And through learning how wrong I was, I also learned some valuable truths applicable to the church.
Christians aren't perfect. Sometimes they have "mountain-top" experiences and lives marked by the joy of the Lord, and other times they seem to be trudging through dark valleys. But God's character never changes, and He is always near to His children.
I do not dissuade the belief in monsters because I want them to understand that no matter what ugly, terrible, hairy creature they are facing, they have a loving father who will fight anything to keep them safe.
Soccer is renowned across the world, but not allowing people to use the God-given use of their arms and hands is blasphemous. Except that there is quite a bit to learn about God, especially while teaching a three-year-old.
Because God is unchanging, we know that God may call us to a fight that will end in our death. That makes us uncomfortable for several reasons, the two biggest being that we don’t like the idea of dying and we see ourselves as too important to be a sacrifice.