The God of All Grace

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all … More The God of All Grace

God Endures

Ray Stedman, concludes his comments on Lamentations 4-5: Chapter 5 describes the humiliation of judgment, but in the end, Jeremiah comes to another flash of insight (verse 19): But thou, O Lord, dost reign for ever; thy throne endures to all generations. (Lamentations 5:19 RSV) What does this mean? Well, it means that though man … More God Endures

Humble yourselves . . . casting your anxieties on God

John Piper, in  a sermon, “Are You Humble Enough to Be Care-free?” Did you notice (in the NASB) the grammatical connection between [1Peter] verses 6 and 7? “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares … More Humble yourselves . . . casting your anxieties on God

Ryle: The secret of getting the key of knowledge

John 7:17 If anyone’s will is to do God’s will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. J.C.Ryle comments: The difficulty of finding out “what is truth” in religion is a common subject of complaint among men. They point to the many differences which prevail … More Ryle: The secret of getting the key of knowledge

You can’t buy love.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. Song of Solomon 8:7 You can’t buy love.  We see this truth repeatedly in our culture.  A person can be wealthy beyond comprehension and yet be lonely and unloved. … More You can’t buy love.

Mercy in many forms

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,  his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;  great is thy faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,  “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It … More Mercy in many forms

“How would I ever have the strength and courage to die for Christ?”

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (1 Peter 4:19 ESV) In the introduction to his sermon, “The Holy Spirit Will Help You Die,” John Piper gives two examples of martyrs and then says: I think it is very important for every one … More “How would I ever have the strength and courage to die for Christ?”