…we cannot have an intimate relationship with someone to whom we cannot speak honestly—that is, someone to whom we cannot show our ugly side, or those large clay feet of ours. We in this culture are all psycologically astute enough to know that honest unguarded speaking is essential to the health of family life or close friendship. But do we realize that the same thing applies to our relationship with God? That is what the Psalms are about: speaking our mind honestly and fully before God.
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Jealousy is a nasty emotion that causes people to turn their disappointment about their own shortcommings into negativity toward those who succeed. Instead of being jealous - why not celebrate the accomplishments of others, and use their success to motivate you to be the best you can be!
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.