The arrival of a “New Year” is always pregnant with the exciting hope of starting over, of living life in the New Year better than we did in the one soon to be in our rearview mirrors.
As we optimistically make our New Year’s resolutions, we are too often reminded by our adversary, the Devil, of our past follies, shortcomings, transgressions, and broken hearts.
For instance, as I make my annual New Year’s resolution to lose weight, the Devil reminds me of the many years since middle age arrived when I have made similar resolutions, with decidedly mixed results (I estimate that I have lost about 2,000 pounds in the last three decades. Unfortunately, I have gained about 2,050 pounds in the same time period. The math is unfortunate).
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Richard Land
Dr. Richard Land, BA (magna cum laude), Princeton; D.Phil. Oxford; and Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, was president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (1988-2013) and has served since 2013 as president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Land has been teaching, writing, and speaking on moral and ethical issues for the last half century in addition to pastoring several churches. He is the author of The Divided States of America, Imagine! A God Blessed America, Real Homeland Security, For Faith & Family and Send a Message to Mickey.