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.

The Shocking Last Verse

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. John Piper, on Psalm 119:176, in a sermon, “The Anatomy of Backsliding,” The truth about our experience is that we fail to live at the level of holiness that we know is fitting for a follower of … More The Shocking Last Verse

Pattern for prayer

And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said: “O Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.  Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear; open your eyes, O Lord, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has … More Pattern for prayer

2 Kings: Every once in a while a really evil or stupid king arises

Dr. D.A. Carson on 2 Kings 16 (from “The Love of God, Vol 1, Nov 3”) THE BOOKS OF 1 AND 2 KINGS, though they follow the fortunes of both Judah and Israel (the southern and northern kingdoms, respectively, after the division that followed Solomon’s death), lay more emphasis on Israel, the northern ten tribes. More space … More 2 Kings: Every once in a while a really evil or stupid king arises