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

Ryle: Wherever Christ is best known and obeyed, there will always be found most real joy and peace.

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. —Luke 6:36-37 J. C. Ryle, in commentary of Luke … More Ryle: Wherever Christ is best known and obeyed, there will always be found most real joy and peace.