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Why are some people so critical and negative? My sister is like that. I try not to let it get to me, but it's hard not to take it personally.
Billy Graham writes, "Why is it wrong to be so critical? For one thing, it usually blinds us to our own faults. In other words, we become so preoccupied with the shortcomings of others that we don't examine our own hearts and face our own sins."
We're putting in a swimming pool, and the only reason is to keep up with our neighbors. We do this kind of thing all the time, but we can't seem to stop.
Billy Graham writes, "You have taken the first step by being honest about your motives. Countless people fall into the same trap you have of trying to "keep up with the Joneses"—but don't even realize what they're doing."
Why do people like you say that we need to have Jesus' help in order to deal with our problems?
Billy Graham writes, "Did it ever occur to you that God may have been helping you deal with your problems—even if you weren't aware of it? After all, He gave you your abilities, and He also can give us wisdom on occasion to deal with our problems."
Why do I find it so hard to tell people that I'm sorry when I hurt them? Somehow I just can't bring myself to apologize. Why is this?
Billy Graham writes, "I'm afraid many people find it hard to admit when they've been wrong, especially when they have hurt someone (either by their actions or their words). But when we fail to apologize and ask that person's forgiveness, we only make the situation worse."
I grew up in a strong Christian home and I still believe in Christ, but why do so many intelligent people reject Him? This puzzles me.
Billy Graham writes, "It is true that many intelligent people today reject Christ—but this isn't the whole story. It has been my privilege over the years to know many leading scientists and scholars who were deeply committed to Jesus Christ, and this is still true."
I know you are very persuasive, but frankly I don't have any need of God. I've gotten along just fine without God, and I don't see any reason to change.
Billy Graham writes, "Have you ever asked yourself why you don't want anything to do with God? It isn't, I suspect, just because you're satisfied with your present life. Instead, it is something much deeper—and I challenge you to face it honestly."
Why are some people so obsessed with money? I have an uncle who is this way, and it seems like he's never satisfied.
Billy Graham writes, "Money is like an addictive drug for some people; the more they get, the more they need. And yet—like your uncle—they are seldom happy."
The Sin of Arrogance
God's judgment on the nation of Edom reminds us of sin's severe consequences. Insights from the Old Testament book of Obadiah.
Are You Getting What You Want?
God freely offers us life to the fullest. Are you still trying to buy your way to a satisfying life?
Tipping the Scales
Even difficult people can be useful—they can set an example of how not to act.