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God Choses Even the Bad Leaders

The concept of selective sovereignty, or the belief that God only intervenes in certain situations and not others, is a struggle for many Christians. One recent example of this struggle can be seen in the reaction of some Christians to the 2020 presidential election, in which Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden. Many Trump supporters, who also identify as Christians, had the belief that God had put Trump in office for a specific purpose and that his loss was therefore…

God and Nature

As I stroll over to the orchard bench, I notice sunlight setting on a hill nearby. It creates a shadow with a red hue. It’s a subtle beauty. It briefly reminds me to forget all my recent unfortunate occurrences. The cascading shadow is a promise taking shape — lights and shadows blend harmoniously. As humans, we get stuck on the little things that no longer serve us. We forget to look inward instead of outward when we get stuck in…

The Danger Of Our Ego

I was just watching a Christian Youtuber talk about the manosphere community and how it’s rooted in insecurity. To those unfamiliar with the manosphere community, it’s a community of men who are big on self-improvement and complementarianism (which can be good things) but mask it with disdain for women. Men in this community come in looking for meaning with the baggage of insecurity. Throughout history, we see men who stepped up to be leaders and men who cowered away. Adam…

How To Set Goals

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 16:21 [NIV] “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” – Proverbs 16:3 [NIV] “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.” – Proverbs 15:22 [NIV] “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5 [NIV] In a previous blog post of mine, I…
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Provision Rather Than Permission

“For David said, ‘Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and glory throughout all lands. I will therefore make preparation for it.’ So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.” – 1 Chronicles 22:5 [ESV] It’s a blessing to desire to do things for God. Christendom is full of Christians content with sitting back and waiting for God to do great…
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Why We Should Share Our Testimony

Everyone is going to be tested. We all have had battles we had to overcome to get to where we are now, and the onslaught will persist in the foreseeable future. God allows trials to come into our lives to build our character and to help other Christians in their struggles. We may not like what we have to go through, but there is a silver lining in how God can bring us through hard times. I think about everything…

New Year’s Encouragement

We are in a new year! To those who felt like 2022 wasn’t your year, you can start fresh in 2023. For me personally, 2022 wasn’t the best year. In fact, it was arguably the worst year of my life. I didn’t accomplish anything I wanted last year and ended up living in a trailer with no water, heat, A/C, or electricity. I was at a low point in my life financially and spiritually. 2022 did end on a high…
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The Truth About the Devil

“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44 [ESV] Too often, humanism is used to describe or, at least, explain why the devil is against humanity. Some use…
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Truth Transcends

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” – John 17:17 [KJV] If we’re not careful, we can fall into the habit of judging things, life, and situations by our feelings. There’s a degree of comfort in governing things by what we think we know; however, for Christians, this is problematic. The prohibition of not leaning to one’s understanding is keen if we admit there’s a tendency to do so. As rational beings and emotive creatures, we have a…
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The Value Of Being In A Good Church

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed Thanksgiving with an amazing family from church. It was a short but sweet time at their house. There was a great meal, I met some really wonderful people, and got to fellowship with other believers. I didn’t get to be with my blood family this year, but that experience more than made up for it. Having a community of people that love and support me as a Christian is something I’ve been desperately seeking…
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Not Because of You, but Because of Me…

“Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.” – Malachi 3:6 [HCSB] Some of us have seen the image of the “Self-Made Man.” An artistic depiction of accomplishment in the form of a sculpture that shows a man forging his image from an indistinguishable mass of shapeless stone. A person can easily get lost in the carvings of this beautiful display of art and forget to question where or who gave this “self-made man”…

Resting in God

“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” – Psalm 37:7 [KJV] “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.” – Psalm 32:7 [KJV] Upon reading these two verses yesterday, it made me think of my life. For months, I have been trying to find…
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Fight!

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” – 1 Timothy 6:12 [KJV] I often wonder about our forefathers in the faith and imagine how they would characterize this generation of Christianity and how we have handled the foundation they laid and the fruit they labored to obtain. History is filled with the testimonies of remarkable heroes of the faith who withstood insurmountable…
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Do We Meditate On God’s Word?

Last Sunday, my Sunday School lesson was on meditation. The pastor made a challenge on how often we use our phones. Out of everyone in the classroom, the pastor’s time on his device was actually the highest! We undoubtedly live in the most distracted time in human history. People spend more time on their smartphones or other electronic devices than with actual human beings. When you live in a society with everything at your fingertips, plus a natural desire to…
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Are You Working the Land That God Has Given You?

“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty. “ – Proverbs 28:19 [ESV] In the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for online side hustles. Outside of writing for ScottRoberts.org, I’m scouting out other ways of earning money online, i.e. working a remote job or finding another freelancing job. I knew being a freelance Christian blogger wasn’t going to be feasible for me, so I’m been looking for…
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Christian Fireteams Guide – What Is It In Men’s Discipleship? Warrior Disciple Preview

The following is a preview guide for my upcoming men’s ministry book, Warrior Disciple. As it pertains to discipleship, it discusses what a fireteam is, how to form a fireteam, and how to conduct your fireteam meetings. Christian discipleship is the belief and act of following Jesus Christ with your whole life. Since we as disciples are commanded to create other disciples (Matthew 28:19-20), making sure that our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are learning, growing, and feeling supported…