Friday’s 5 to Live By

October 3, 2014

Friday's 5 To Live By

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Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top five biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.

10 Marks of True Happiness

Paul Tautges notes that:

“One of the most famous portions of the Bible is Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, which begins with what have become known as The Beatitudes. Each of these snippets of divine wisdom begins with the word, ‘Blessed,’ which actually means happy. So, ‘Blessed are you when…’ can also be read, ‘Happy are you when…’ Therefore, these verses contain a description of true happiness. In Matthew 5:1-12 we learn of ten marks of those who experience true happiness.”

Learn all 10 marks of true happiness in Happy Are Those…

Time Is Fleeting

Tim Challies reflects on competing priorities and using our time wisely. In part, he says:

“The call, then, is to find the best things I can do with the time allotted to me, while waiting for the great day when time will no longer be finite, when opportunities will no longer be limited. It is to prioritize those few things I can actually accomplish, and to learn to let go of the rest. It is to live the life God has for me, and not to attempt to live a different life altogether. It is to obey the words of God: ‘Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil’ (Ephesians 5:15-16).”

Read all of Tim’s thoughts in All These Things I Will Leave Undone.

What to Do When Downcast

Ray Ortlund quotes from Martin Luther’s self-counsel in What to Do When Downcast.

6 Reasons to Live More Simply

Randy Alcorn shares 6 Reasons to Live More Simply and Give More Generously.

The Logs in My Eye

Julie Ganschow acknowledges what is true for all of us. “I find the most difficult aspect of peacemaking is examining my own heart, and asking God to search me.” Julie then applies Matthew 7:5 to our personal relationships. Read her thoughts in The Logs in My Eye.

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