One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Romans 14:2-3 John Piper on Romans 14, “Each One Should Be Fully … More Paul: Get the really big things front and center
We come to the passage in Matthew 27 today that describes the death of our Savior Jesus for us. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” —Matthew 27:46 ESV After reading our passage in … More Jesus: Our Substitute, Our Curse, Our Sin
As I read Psalm 69:1-18 today, I thought of my life and struggles I have faced. I thought of friends facing ugly, impossible situations. I thought of David and the enemies that were pursuing him. Indeed, our circumstances can seem to be a “miry pit” or “deep waters.” Save me, O God! … More Spurgeon: Our Lord was no fainthearted sentimentalist
In reading Deuteronomy 27-28 today, I was struck with the stark contrasts between the blessings upon God’s people for complete obedience and the curses for disobedience. And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And … More God’s emotions are complex
We come to Romans 13 in our read-through-the-Bible plan for today. Here is John Piper on Romans 13: And so the great question that Paul is dealing with now in Romans 12–16 is what does life look like for people who know that by faith alone all their sins are forgiven, and all their condemnation … More Christ will be my focus, love will be my fruit.
And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” —Matthew 27:39-40 ESV Did Jesus really say he would destroy the temple and build it again in three … More Did Jesus really say he would destroy the temple and build it again in three days?
Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel, and whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! —Psalm 68:34-35 Charles H. Spurgeon in the “Treasury of David”: Let us never by our doubts or … More Acknowledge His mighty power