Isaiah 33:2-6 O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble. 3 At the tumultuous noise peoples flee; when you lift yourself up, nations are scattered, 4 and your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; as locusts leap, it is leapt upon. 5 The … More He will be the STABILITY of your times!
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. 26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, 27 whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! Job 19:25-27 Here … More Spare me your packages of God
Even when times were tough, God had not given up on His people. The book of Daniel is an encouragement that God has a future and a plan for His people, all His people. There are at least three statements in Daniel 1 which reveal the sovereignty of God (His control over men and creation). God … More Sovereignty of God in Daniel
Ezek. 29:19 I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. From the ESV Online Study Bible: This prophecy was given in 571 b.c. (see note on vv. 17–21), and Nebuchadnezzar conquered Egypt in 568 (this is described in detail in Jeremiah 43–44 and also recorded in Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 10.180–182). Egypt … More Then they will KNOW….
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 Are You Humble Enough to Be Care-Free?
This is probably my all-time favorite John Piper sermon and I highly recommend that you listen to it or read it. The text is Jeremiah 32:36-41 “Now therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, ‘It is given into the hand of the king of Babylon by … More Four Promises of Sovereign, Sustaining Grace
James 5:2-3 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, in a sermon series on James: The problem is not with wealth itself. … More He who dies with the most toys wins?
O Lord, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in the day of trouble, to thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and say: “Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, worthless things in which there is no profit. Can man make for himself gods? Such are no gods!” (Jeremiah 16:19-20 … More Seeing and Knowing God For Who He really is
J.C. Ryle comments on Luke 22:53- …the time during which evil is permitted to triumph is fixed and limited by God. We read that our Lord said to His enemies when they took Him, “This is your hour and the power of darkness.” The sovereignty of God over everything done upon earth is absolute and … More Their Hour vs His Hour
Philippians 2: 23-24….. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also. Alec Motyer says, “Paul’s doctrine taught him that a sovereign God ruled all things: whether freedom or imprisonment, comfort or discomfort, sickness … More Trust in a sovereign God