2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. John MacArthur, in a sermon, “Peace in Every Circumstance” This peace is defined for us in several ways in verse 16. First of all, it is divine. “Now may the Lord of peace … More So, God is peace.
J. C. Ryle on Luke 12:54-56 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens.And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens.You hypocrites! You know how to interpret … More Ryle: The duty of noticing the signs of the times
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! C. H Spurgeon, commenting on Psalm 150: There is nothing little about God, and there is nothing great apart from him. If we were always careful to make … More There is nothing little about God
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while … More Seeking the Lord
2 Thessalonians 3:13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. John Piper, in a sermon, “Do Not Grow Weary in Well-Doing” Probably the worst enemy of enthusiasm is time. Human beings have a remarkable and sad capacity for getting tired of wonderful things. Almost every one of you can think of something you … More Don’t lose heart or grow weary
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. —Luke 12:42-43 ESV J. C. Ryle comments on Luke … More Will I be found wishing and professing, or “doing”?
Here is Part 2 from a commentary on Psalm 148-150 by Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries: Second, the focus of such adoration is always and ever God alone for who he is and what he’s done. We do not worship the world or revere the reflection. We fix our hearts on the Original, the … More The focus of praise
Manasseh’s Repentance The Lord spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention.Therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the Lord his God and … More Truly amazing mercy and grace!
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. —2 Thessalonians 3:1 John Piper, in … More His word must run in triumph
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32 ESV) John Piper on Luke 12: This whole chapter of Luke (ch. 12) is strewn with words from Jesus about not being afraid. And in every case the contentment and peace and fearlessness and courage that he … More “Fear not, little flock”