Grace always means these two things: humility, we do need help; and encouragement, the help is there.

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of … More Grace always means these two things: humility, we do need help; and encouragement, the help is there.

Don’t get your doctrine from false teachers

Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will … More Don’t get your doctrine from false teachers

Lessons from Obadiah

John Piper  draws out five brief lessons  from Obadiah which will affect the way we live: First, God rules in this world right now and turns the course of nations and history as he pleases. If this were not so, he could not promise Judah that he would cut off Edom and establish Jacob. No … More Lessons from Obadiah

Spurgeon: The blessed silence of a grateful heart makes true music before the Throne of God

Ezekiel 16:59-63   “For thus says the Lord God: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant,  yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. Then you will remember your … More Spurgeon: The blessed silence of a grateful heart makes true music before the Throne of God

Piper: “undue worry about your future is probably a form of pride.”

John Piper, in  a sermon, “Are You Humble Enough to Be Care-free?” Did you notice (in the NASB) the grammatical connection between [1Peter] verses 6 and 7? “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares … More Piper: “undue worry about your future is probably a form of pride.”

Arrogant Attitude

Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit. John Piper comments on James 4: What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong is that it does not give expression to a true view of life … More Arrogant Attitude

Piper: Indictment and deliverance! That’s the work of saving grace!

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts … More Piper: Indictment and deliverance! That’s the work of saving grace!