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.

His way is perfect

In 2 Samuel 22, David praises God for being his Rescuer, his Refuge, his source of strength and success.  You may notice that Psalm 18 is nearly the same, and meant as worship to our awesome God.     This God—his way is perfect;         the word of the LORD proves true;         he … More His way is perfect

Why should we emphasize that God loves, forgives, and saves for his own glory?

Many of the Psalms, including the one for our reading today, praise God for His mighty works and awesome deeds.  Some of these Psalms even declare the ultimate reason God does these things. Notice the phrase in Psalm 106:8  Yet he saved them for his name’s sake,  that he might make known his mighty power. … More Why should we emphasize that God loves, forgives, and saves for his own glory?