What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?... For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor … Continue reading The Cudgel That Breaks Our Fears
Contentment is the being satisfied with the sovereign dispensations of God's providence. It is the opposite of murmuring, which is the spirit of rebellion--the clay saying to the Potter, "Why have You made me thus?" Instead of complaining at his lot--a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they … Continue reading Discontent
I always feel accomplished when I finish a book. However, I was excited and sad to finish this book. I really didn’t want it to end. I could read this book a hundred times and still not adequately grasped the truths contained in this small volume. The doctrine of adoption. One of the most life … Continue reading A MUST Read!
We live in a society that is addicted to anxiety, and, therefore, addicted to possessions, hoping for a certainty that this world cannot provide. So much of life is dominated by the effort to control tomorrow, which is beyond our control. The gospel provides the only remedy for our deep-seated anxieties: this is the world … Continue reading Addicted to Anxiety
In Christ, however, we have been set free from sin’s reign and dominion; because we have died with Christ (Ro. 6:2), we have been freed from sin. We are no longer ‘slaves to sin’ (Ro. 6:6). And now that we have been set free from sin, we have become slaves of righteousness (Ro. 6:18). We … Continue reading Free to Live in the Light
This is what prayer really means: knowing that we have a secure relationship with God in which we can address him in the knowledge that he cares, and has the power to aid us. We should never forget the cost to God of the privilege of prayer we enjoy. Recognizing and appreciating it enables us … Continue reading Prayer
James goes even further. To speak against a brother is to speak against the law (Jas. 4:11). Doubtless James has in mind Jesus’ exposition of the law: in the Sermon on the Mount, slander is simply another form of murder. It may not kill the body, but it assassinates another’s personality and his rightful reputation … Continue reading Slander