Charles Spurgeon offers insight regarding why Christians don’t always receive that for which they pray.
“For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and chastises every son whom He receives.” (Hebrews 12:6) with a chastening of love.
The Bible lays a solid ground for our comfort when it assures us that all things are under the government of God.
In the garden of grief many of Jesus’ disciples mourn and plead that God would heal. Read the plea of a saint of old (1891).
The words of The Lord’s Prayer were given by Jesus to teach His disciples how to pray. How do you pray these words?
God only calls some “my people.” Are you in the group?
While on earth we are strangers and pilgrims, far from our final rest. And while such is our condition here, should we not often think of our heavenly home? Should not Heaven attract us more and more as we journey through life?
Your heavenly Father loves you too much to bestow harsher correction than your case requires! Be still! there was a needs be!
Repentance begins in the humiliation of the heart and ends in the reformation of the heart and of the life. Sincere repentance is never too late, but late repentance is seldom sincere.
Sorrow has crossed the threshold of your home and now sits a downcast inhabitant in your heart. You mourn as one from whom all joy is fled. From where do you find comfort?
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…