Like Jacob the Patriarch, real men wrestle with God. They don’t pick fights with someone half their size.
We are blessed when we are persecuted for doing good. We are blessed when we are reviled for righteousness sake. But we are NOT blessed if we are fools, merely experiencing the natural consequences of being a jerk. Discernment and spiritual maturity is required to know the difference.
Pagan meditation seeks to suppress the analytical side of the mind and focus on the feelings and of the heart, while Christian meditation is so rational, it can actually cause us to regularly contend with our hearts. Christians don’t follow (or listen) to their hearts, we preach to our hearts.
A primer on the doctrine of assurance of salvation.
Christ is praying for all his people, and his prayers never fail.
God sent revival to Nineveh, yet the Prophet Jonah was bitter. Similarly, if God chose to start saving a bunch of hillbillies in flyover country, Russell Moore and David French would probably be among the first to complain.