Scott Postma

A blog about the Great Books, the Craft of Writing, and Human Flourishing.

God Will Do More For You

Grass can be used to kindle a fire, making its existence rather temporal and insignificant in the hierarchy of the value of things. But take note how much God does to care for the grass, watering it, decorating it with wild flowers, etc. Why are you still worried? Don’t you […]

More Valuable Than Flowers and Grass

Like food, clothing is a basic necessity of life. But, look around. Nature doesn’t work for it covering, and the Father has clothed it in more magnificence than the king himself. So what are you worried about? You’re more valuable than the lilies and the grass. “And why are you anxious […]

The Folly of Worry

The folly of worry is that in its most powerful moment, at the very peak of its strength, it’s incapable of achieving anything good toward its desired end. “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” (Matthew 6:27, ESV)

You Are More Valuable Than That

Nature is a metaphor. It teaches us about our Heavenly Father. Your Father well cares for the birds who scavenge their food, animals without the faculty of reason that would prompt them to farm–to sow and reap. Don’t be anxious. Be encouraged. You are more valuable to your Father than […]

No Place in the Life of a Believer

Anxiety is real. But it has no place in the life of a believer. God is not slack in his care for his children. He knows what we need before we even ask. To be anxious about life or body is to doubt God’s goodness, or doubt God’s ability. Both […]

Tearing Your Soul in Two

No one survives the tension of competing loyalties for very long before something breaks. Like the African proverb says, “The man who tries to walk down two roads will eventually split his pants.” The problem is, when it comes to trying to serve two masters, it’s not your pants that are […]

Healthy Eyes Mean a Healthy Soul

  An eye that cannot focus is not healthy. And an unhealthy eye prevents light from entering the body. Since there is not another organ that perceives the light, if the eye is unhealthy, the whole body is going to be dark. But this is just a metaphor. Jesus might have just said, […]