Job’s friends have theories about God. They think they understand God. But these theories can’t explain the reality of Job’s situation. These theories attempt to place God in a box, to reduce God to someone they can control. But in Job 12, it is clear that God cannot be managed. “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel … More God cannot be managed
As we approach some days of long readings in Isaiah, let’s pause to understand Isaiah’s purpose in writing. Isaiah was a well-educated man, married with two sons and called to preach in Jerusalem during the period of 740 BC until after 701 BC. This was the period after King Uzziah died (ch6) and the succeeding … More Can you see God in these long passages of Isaiah?
At Grace Gems, Henry Law comments: Psalm 59:16, 17. “But I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto You, O my strength, will I sing; for God is my defense, and the … More Henry Law: When hope seems gone, let us rejoice in the God of our salvation
John Piper, in a sermon on Exodus 33, “I WIll Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious” Now the question rises why in 33:18 Moses prayed to see God’s glory? “I pray thee, show me thy glory.” I think the reason was this: Moses knew that his request for God’s presence with a stiff-necked … More The deepest doctrines of God have to do with everyday life.
“I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.” John 17:6-7 John MacArthur, in a sermon, “Jesus Prays For His … More God’s name manifested in Jesus
My heart recoils within me, my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger, I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and not man, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come to destroy. Hosea 11:9 Wow, God’s grace at work! That is why he … More “For I am God and not man”
As we approach some days of long readings in Isaiah, let’s just pause to understand Isaiah’s purpose in writing. Isaiah was a well-educated man, married with two sons and called to preach in Jerusalem during the period of 740 BC until after 701 BC. This was the period after King Uzziah died (ch6) and the succeeding … More Glimpses of God’s character in Isaiah
J.C.Ryle, comments on Luke 21:20-24 We should mark in this passage, our Lord Jesus Christ’s perfect knowledge. He gives us a fearful picture of the miseries which were coming on Jerusalem. Forty years before the armies of Titus encompassed the city, the dreadful circumstances which would attend the siege are minutely described. The distress of … More This is a special attribute of God.
John Piper on 1 Chronicles 29 1) “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness . . .” God is great. He is expansive. He is larger than any reality in the universe. When any little human greatness happens on the earth God means for your mind and heart to think about his magnitude and be more moved by … More What can 1 Chronicles 29 teach us about God?
Psalm 118: Oh give thanks to the Lord……For he is good. C. H Spurgeon comments: This is reason enough for giving him thanks; goodness is his essence and nature, and therefore he is always to be praised whether we are receiving anything from him or not. Those who only praise God because he does them … More Spurgeon: It is not only that He was good, and will be good, but He IS good.