Spurgeon: Contentment is one of the flowers of heaven

“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11 C.H. Spurgeon comments in “Morning and Evening, (Feb 16)” THESE words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. “Ill weeds grow apace.” Covetousness, discontent, and murmuring, are as natural to man as thorns are to the soil. … More Spurgeon: Contentment is one of the flowers of heaven

D. A. Carson: Never more than a generation or two from apostasy and oblivion

D.A. Carson on 2 Kings 22-23, in “For the Love of God, Vol 1, Nov 9” THE LAST SERIOUS ATTEMPT at moral and theological reformation in the kingdom of Judah is reported in 2 Kings 22.After that, there is only the final slide into exile. King Hezekiah, the effect of whose reign was so largely good, was succeeded by … More D. A. Carson: Never more than a generation or two from apostasy and oblivion

Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”

Yesterday, we saw Hezekiah’s wonderful pattern of prayer in 2 Kings 18. Today in Philippians, we have more encouragement to pray “in everything,” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, … More Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”

For GOD’s sake

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Now, O Lord, please remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word … More For GOD’s sake