For a few years now I’ve enjoyed my iPod and the multitude of audio books that I have on it.…
Language has a unique way of expressing two different tenses simultaneously. It’s called a “future present” tense. We use expressions such as “I am going to the store” or “We are having hamburgers for dinner” to denote a future action yet the verb tense is in the present.
Likewise, this notion of a future present can carry ethical implications as well.
Often times I hear people say things like “All we can do is pray” or “Just pray; there’s nothing more we can do.”
I now come to that part of Christian morals where they differ most sharply from all other morals. There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else…
God says what we do with our mind matters. Consider (with your mind, of course) just a sampling of passages (in no particular order) that speak to the use of our mental faculties.
I received a traffic citation recently for not signaling while changing lanes. Needless to say it was troubling, especially since the cost is 2 points against my driving record and a fine of $178! Quite honestly, it angered me to be called out on such a petty offense when there are so many other traffic violations more worthy of the state’s time and energy. Or are there?