In 1 Corinthians 4:7 Paul says, And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? John Piper, in “Sustained by All His Grace”- The answer to that first question is “nothing.” “What do you have that you … More What do you have that you did not receive?
And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”— Mark 2:5 ESV J. C. Ryle asked: “Who can doubt that to the end of his days this man would thank God for his paralysis?” We are told that one paralyzed was brought to our Lord, at Capernaum, in … More Thank God for his paralysis?
But You, You are to be feared! —Psalm 76:7 The fear of man is a snare, but the fear of God is a great virtue, and has great power for good over the human mind. God is to be feared profoundly, continually, and alone. Let all worship be to him only. ~C.H. Spurgeon, in The … More Spurgeon: Fear of God vs fear of man
And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands. Not a man of them shall stand before you.” So Joshua came upon them suddenly, having marched up all night from Gilgal. And the Lord threw them into a panic before Israel, who struck them with a great … More The Lord uses panic and hail for His purposes
April 5 1 Corinthians 4 (ESV) The Ministry of Apostles 4:1 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by … More April 5 1 Corinthians 4
April 5 Mark 2:1-12 (ESV) Jesus Heals a Paralytic 2:1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. 3 And they came, bringing to him … More April 5 Mark 2:1-12
April 5 Psalm 76 (ESV) Who Can Stand Before You? To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. 76:1 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel. 2 His abode has been established in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. 3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, … More April 5 Psalm 76