When Solomon used the word for generosity he isn’t referring simply to the physical act of giving. He is referring to the inward desire to show compassion and grace to those who are less fortunate.
Rash words wound. Thoughtless, quickly spoken words are like sword thrusts. They maim, they scar, and they kill. Whether intentional or not, it happens.
He was not an opponent of doubt, but believed that a person willing to learn in spite of doubt was a good thing. That doubt would keep them on the quest for truth.
I thought I’d get the wisdom from one of the world’s greatest preachers, the Prince of Preachers (the GOAT), and see what he has to say about singing–at home and at church.
But unlike a virus, anger can spread in other ways. It can spread through computers and apps and radios and televisions.
I asked my middle son if he remember the first verse. He said he did, but it had nothing to do with the second verse. I said, “Are you sure? Think about it.” He went back into the recesses of his mind and thought.