Checkmate: God’s sovereign direction of events

From the ESV Study Bible: 2 Chron. 18:28–34 Ahab is enticed into battle, as the spirit had promised (v. 20). His decision to disguise himself, while rather cynically directing Jehoshaphat to wear his royal robes, indicates his dominant role in the alliance and perhaps also represents a contrived attempt to evade Micaiah’s word of doom. But events turn out … More Checkmate: God’s sovereign direction of events

Ryle: Do a thing boldly, unflinchingly, and decidedly, when Jesus says, “do it.”

And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number … More Ryle: Do a thing boldly, unflinchingly, and decidedly, when Jesus says, “do it.”

Faith never rests so calmly and peacefully as when it lays its head on the pillow of God’s omnipotence.

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1: 37 J.C. Ryle: A hearty reception of this great principle is of immense importance to our own inward peace. Questions and doubts will often arise in men’s minds about many subjects in religion. They are the natural result of our fallen estate of soul. Our faith … More Faith never rests so calmly and peacefully as when it lays its head on the pillow of God’s omnipotence.

Every blessing in life is meant to magnify the cross of Christ.

    But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. —Galatians 6:14-15 ESV What does that mean, that here must be … More Every blessing in life is meant to magnify the cross of Christ.