Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
The bad news is that our stress levels continue to rise. The good news is that if you reach extreme old age, you probably are just about stress-free. Since most of us are stressed, it's only natural that in a free-market economy we might turn stress into money-making opportunities! Thus, self-help books, yoga, coloring books for adults and apps on our smartphones. But what does the Bible have to say about stress? Check out today's reading from Psalm 119.
For material based on today's epistle text, see "Christopunks," February 20, 2011, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Stress levels are higher than ever.
Higher than 1983 at the very least. According to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, stress increased 18 percent for women and 24 percent for men between the years 1983 and 2009. Hit especially hard were people with lower incomes and less education. Overall, most of us are feeling more stress today because of economic pressures and the...