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”
Over the course of the next three days, I will post parts of a commentary on Psalm 148-150 by Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries. Here is Part 1: Psalms 148-150 are too lengthy for me to include in the text of this meditation, and too important for any of us to ignore. So I … More Worship is a universal privilege
2 Chronicles 28:1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as his father David had done, but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images for the Baals, and he made offerings … More A tale of two kings
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. —2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 John Piper, in a sermon, “Why Hope? Grace!” The answer in today’s text is very simply, the grace … More Good hope through grace
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15 ESV) J. C. Ryle: It would be vain to decide positively which is the most common sin in the world. It would be safe to … More Confident in God’s superintending providence?