O, give thanks to the Lord, Christian, for He has not dealt with you after your sins, nor rewarded you according to your iniquities!
“The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” John 1:17 Law and grace are antithetical terms. Consider a few contrasts between them…
Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy holy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” (John 16:33) All our troubles are not over when we are saved by Christ
We cannot shake off the presence of God! When doors are shut, curtains are drawn, and all is still… “You, O God, see me!”
“Our gospel came to you …with the Holy Spirit…” 1 Thess 1:5 Apart from the Spirit, the Bible cannot quicken, nor sanctify, nor comfort.
Consecration is devotion to the will of God. It is readiness to do, not what we want to do in His service–but what He gives us to do.
“Moses chose to suffer affliction along with the people of God–rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time!” (Hebrews 11:25) Was this wise?
Sin shall be unmasked, and its dress and robes shall then be taken off! Then it shall appear more vile, filthy, and terrible than Hell itself!
When you tell me of your sorrows, your cares, and your losses, I will tell you of your happy condition in Jesus Christ.
No emperor is half as rich as the beggar that has Christ! Oh, the blessedness of the man who can say, “Christ is mine!”
The Lord is my Shepherd. He will feed His flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in His arms…lead the mother sheep with their young! Isaiah 40:11
What do you see? What do you hear? Is there no relief for a sinking country? From “The Justice of God—and the Sins of Our Country” (1755)
What does it mean when we say there will be no night in Heaven? How can we understand the mystery of Heaven and the light and joy we will find there?
Observe what Paul says and make no exception. ALL things work together for good! Even affliction is very useful and profitable to the godly.
The day of affliction proceeds neither from blind necessity, nor from casual accident, but from the hand of your Omniscient Governor and Judge.
Consider the hand of the Lord — the sovereign, fatherly, just and righteous, moderate and merciful hand of the Lord.
Fanny Crosby is not remembered for sermons or theological treatises. But just as the words of the great writers live on the words of this great hymn writer have survived the test of time.
When trouble comes, when times are good, we know that we can trust that all things, every event, is subject to our good God’s plan and purpose.
Firmly believing that my times are in God’s hand, I here submit myself and all my affairs for the ensuing year…Oh, that the grace of God may be sufficient for me…
From “Divine Breathings: Or, ” Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ” by Thomas Sherman, 1812
“For this God is our God for ever and ever…” (Ps 48:14) The world passes away. Everything here in this present world is changing.
Everyone suffers, but how people suffer varies. AW Pink tells how to lighten the afflictions of this life and persevere in faith.
COVID-19 is creating fear and confusion. J.C. Ryle preached compassionately, and with conviction, when The Great Cattle Plague afflicted England (1865-67).
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy… Is your soul waiting on the LORD
Athanasius of Alexandria was a fourth-century defender of the faith. He focused on the scriptural doctrines of the Trinity (Trinitarianism) and the person of Jesus Christ (Christology).
Heaven will be a rest from. . . It will be a rest with . . . It will be a rest for… Find rest for today in that which is to come.
Samuel Davies: God is the guardian and deliverer of His people! Sickness and death are perpetually undermining our lives. Yet God preserves us.
The more the Bible is studied–the more there is found in it to be studied. Fresh light, strength, joy, help, grace, and blessing–break out from it!
You ask me, “why should God be loved?” I answer: the reason for loving God is…