Ps. 98 says the the judgment of God is a good thing. Go figure! How could coming up short, and then hearing about it from God be good? In this lesson, we see that we've really misunderstood the whole idea of "the judgment of God." It's a gift, it's a treasure, and it's something our natural human experience yearns for and needs. Really! Trust me!

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In the last lesson, we looked at "the suffocating power of stuff." An extension of the same thinking that went into that lesson applies to this one. In this lesson we look at how we orient ourselves to life by looking through the lens of what's good for me, what's going to work for me. We find that counter-intuitively, this way of thinking leads us into a prison for the soul. Jesus' teaching seems always to be working toward our freedom.

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