J.C. Ryle on John 13:17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them… We are taught, for another thing, in these verses, the uselessness of religious knowledge if not accompanied by practice. We read, “If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.” It sounds as if our … More J.C. Ryle on knowing vs doing
Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he made to us —eternal life. I write these things to you about those who are trying to … More A pair of imperatives
1 Kings 3:6-14 And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on … More Asking God for a discerning heart
What happens when we do not obey God? As we read through Joshua this month, we will come across many instances of disobedience. And we would be wise to learn some lessons about the importance of obeying God’s word. When we think that we can continue to live as we wish, disregarding His command to … More The importance of obedience
Doug Goins, of Peninsula Bible Church, wraps up our reading of Hosea 14: Verse 9 is an epilogue that serves as a conclusion to the entire prophecy of Hosea. It also provides the final step of returning to the Lord and remaining in fellowship with him: surrendering our will to him. Whoever is wise, let … More The main thing in life
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves … More Relief met the afflicted company as soon as they obeyed His command.
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves … More Healing power accompanied the words which He spoke.
Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! Men may know and be very orthodox, they may talk and be very eloquent, they may speculate and be very profound; but the best proof of their intelligence … More Spurgeon: The best proof of intelligence
We have come to the FINAL day in Leviticus! Coty Pinckney wraps up our read-through with a challenge to see two big questions in Leviticus 26, “Who is GOD? ….and Who am I?” We have seen that the book of Leviticus is not, as is so commonly thought, a book which lays down the law, … More How should we then live?
Thanks to Coty Pinckney for his insights into Genesis 35-36. He has a wonderful reminder that we need to consider the eternal perspective and do not look at the results of obedience in our own lifetimes. Esau has been a central figure in Genesis since his birth in chapter 25. His actions and threats have … More God’s perspective is not limited to only a few hundred years.