It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. Proverbs 25:2 C. H. Spurgeon, in a sermon, “God’s Glory on Hiding Sin” Imitate the Lord in forgetting the sins of those who repent. If ever they offend you, let that atonement which satisfied God for … More Spurgeon: Blessed are they who always act as firemen
If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self. —Philemon 18-19 John MacArthur, in “The Motives of One Who Forgives” But then notice what he says … More Debt, repayment and forgiveness
John MacArthur, in his introduction to Philemon: You ask yourself the question: of all of the subjects that Paul could have written about, why in the world did he pick the subject of forgiveness? This is this just this little isolated kind of odd, out of sync, obtuse tangential little letter stuck in the middle … More Why all the fuss over forgiveness?
J.C.Ryle comments on Luke 7:36-50 a sense of having our sins forgiven is the mainspring and life-blood of love to Christ. This, beyond doubt, was the lesson which our Lord wished Simon the Pharisee to learn, when He told him the story of the two debtors. “One owed his creditor five hundred pence, and the other … More “Which of them will love him most?”
And it came about when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently. Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, “Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has … More God’s Amazing Mercy
We learn from Mark 2:13-17 that Jesus is a physician. The Scribes and Pharisees complained that he was eating and drinking with sinners. But Jesus told them that those who are healthy don’t need a doctor, but the sick sure do. Here is J. C. Ryle: The Lord Jesus did not come into the world, … More Divine Prescription
If you are following the read-through-the-Bible plan with us, you have come to the end of Romans today. John Piper closed his sermon series on Romans with a prayer. Here is the conclusion of that prayer, Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans, Embracing Your Gifts Afresh But we turn now, Lord, from thanking you for your … More “To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ. Amen.”
In Matthew 22:1-14, our Bible reading passage for today, we read a parable about a wedding feast. There are many things we can glean from this parable, but I was struck with the last few verses. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw … More Say Yes to HIS Dress?
In a sermon, “As Far as the East is From the West”, a sermon on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), on Leviticus 16 by Coty Pinckney, The Scapegoat This sacrifice, while different and more detailed than the usual sin offerings, nevertheless is similar to that daily ritual. The next act on the Day of Atonement, however, … More The scapegoat takes our sins to the wilderness of forgetfulness.
J.C. Ryle comments on Matthew 18:33-35 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother … More J.C. Ryle: Men who care not for doctrines, can understand a forgiving temper.