J.C. Ryle: There is no such thing in reality as chance, accident, or luck.

J.C. Ryle comments on Matthew 10:26-31 at Grace Gems!: Those who try to do good must keep before their minds the providential care of God over them. Nothing can happen in this world without His permission. There is no such thing in reality as chance, accident, or luck. “The very hairs of their heads are … More J.C. Ryle: There is no such thing in reality as chance, accident, or luck.

God’s sovereignty, purpose, providence and human responsibility

Sin is sin. Betrayal is betrayal.  Evil is evil. Joseph’s brothers’ evil intentions to kill him shaped his life forever. The consequences from their actions are part of his history.  Joseph doesn’t excuse their behavior or act as if it never happened. BUT he sees God’s hand in his brothers’ treachery. He believes that God was working … More God’s sovereignty, purpose, providence and human responsibility

Grace for a King

And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed  Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. 32 And he spoke kindly to him, and gave … More Grace for a King

Give me neither poverty nor riches: Give me what I NEED!

Proverbs 30:8-9 …give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God. Three life-saving requests: Don’t give me poverty:  I might steal, dishonor … More Give me neither poverty nor riches: Give me what I NEED!