Welcome to Reagan’s Roundup, where every Friday I share links to things from around the web that I think you will find interesting or helpful in your journey to become a better steward of the life God has given you.
- This week on the podcast: Episode 25 – The Christian’s Clarifying Question
Now, here are some other links from around the web:
“But I’ve noticed another side to this well-intentioned journey of self-knowledge. Sometimes, instead of using our personality-test results as a tool, we can almost view them as an infallible declaration of who we are and how we will act. Even worse, we can use them as an excuse for sin.”
“If you are like many Christian people, you made a commitment this year to read through your Bible. Good for you! That commitment is worth celebrating! Wanting to do a good thing is a good thing! But wanting to do it doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. Even though your decision was not rash or foolish, you may still be finding it difficult to follow through. You are a human being and human beings struggle to do hard things.”
“Anyone can recognize the tragedy of a lazy man. Even normal responsibilities overwhelm him. He is paralyzed by absurd fears (Proverbs 22:13). He cannot provide for himself, or anyone else (Proverbs 20:4). Just about anything is too hard for him (Proverbs 19:24). Those who once depended on him have learned not to (Proverbs 10:26). His cravings, never satisfied, slowly destroy him (Proverbs 21:25). We pity lazy men, and strive not to be one.
“While it may be easy to see the futility in laziness, how many of us miss the futility in some forms of hard work?”
“Nike’s Vaporfly shoes have become a popular choice for both elite and amateur runners. But the shoes may soon be banned in professional competitions if World Athletics, the world governing body of track and field, decides they offer an unfair advantage.”