Do we have to talk about mistakes? Oh, the messes I’ve made because I can’t hold my tongue or I blurt out words I’m later sorry I said. Will I ever learn? Can I please live a mistake-free life?
“For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength” (v. 25). When I was young, I stammered and could not always respond promptly with the people around me.
There was an expectation when I was a teenager that I was going to church not just to fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ, but also to have a divine encounter with my Creator and Savior.
“Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you” (v. 12). I grew up with the understanding that honoring my father was the only commandment to which a promise was directly attached.
Fear activates our survival instinct to protect us, sometimes taking us to exhausting extremes that can weaken our physical, mental, and spiritual health. /// El temor activa nuestro instinto de supervivencia para protegernos, llevándonos en ocasiones a extremos agotadores que pueden afectar y debilitar nuestra salud, física, mental y espiritual.