This is what has happened to those in whom we hoped?

Today we read Isaiah 17-20, more chapters of woe pronounced against nations, all of which are under the  sovereign rule of God.  As the Creator of the universe, the God of Isaiah and Israel is not limited to Israel. He holds all nations accountable for their actions. We also see a reminder here to place … More This is what has happened to those in whom we hoped?

Piper: Faith in Christ Jesus most fully explained as faith in his word.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 ESV John Piper, in a sermon from 2 Timothy 4, “I Have Kept the Faith” The faith that Paul has kept is not faith in himself, or in any mere man. It is faith in Christ … More Piper: Faith in Christ Jesus most fully explained as faith in his word.

A Word of Warning

Bob Deffinbaugh comments in a sermon, “What an Amalekite is Dying to Tell David”  in 2 Samuel 1- It is a word of warning to any who may be trusting in his or her own righteousness for eternal salvation, who expects that God will surely welcome you with open arms though you have rejected His provision … More A Word of Warning

Triple help

…for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob! Through you we push down our foes; through your name we … More Triple help

Spurgeon: Faith has clearer optics to behold things as they really are

    Trust in the LORD, and do good;         dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 ESV C.H. Spurgeon: Trust in the Lord.  Faith cures fretting. Sight is cross-eyed, and views things only as they seem, hence her envy: faith has clearer optics to behold things as they really are, hence her … More Spurgeon: Faith has clearer optics to behold things as they really are