It is deadly to wallow in guilt. It saps joy as it eclipses Christ.
Even if we don’t feel like God hears us and struggle with doubt, we know that we belong to Jesus.
Only a fool would leave God’s house to build a shack to impress him.
I have been laid hold of. I've been apprehended. I was writing my own life story, and it was a tragedy despite my own best efforts. But my life story got hijacked by the good news.
When he does not heal us the way we want to be healed, it is not because our afflictions or convictions overwhelm him.
It is not my remembering God, it is God's remembering me which is the ground of my safety.
Grace doesn’t just usher us into the presence of God to leave us on our own.
In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.
The primary point of Jonah is not about how Jonah should have obeyed, it's about how God continued his redemptive plan despite Jonah's disobedience.
He is the embodiment of love, and love never ends.
When we delight in You and want You, You never fail to give us what we want.
O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.
We begin to dwell in rich proximity with God when we take the intangible truth and give it arms and legs in our lives.
While Jesus did spend much of His time binding the wounds of the broken, healing the sick, and even raising the dead, his ultimate concern was for the souls of men.
What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.
I want my children to understand that the gospel of Jesus and the spread of that message is the most important thing on earth.
Most people say they'd be happy if they could just have more. But God often makes us content not by giving us more stuff or relationships, but by giving us more humility and trust.
As John Piper says, “Don’t waste your life!” Oh my, what if I accidentally do?
Can we, when we are reminded of our sins, and their exceeding sinfulness, remain stolid and stubborn?
Isaiah and the book of Revelation help us to connect the exile and restoration of Jerusalem with the brokenness and restoration of the world.
I very often treat the gospel like something I've moved on from, but every time I bring it back to mind, it transports me to a more beautiful, more powerful, more helpful place than any of these newfangled messages I flirt with every day ever could.
Side with the afflicted people of God, and not with the world.
A robust understanding of the sinfulness of the human heart leads to a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A large-hearted Christian has other springs from which to supply himself with comfort beside those which lie within.
When distress comes, do not succumb to the pride-filled response of the world.
How do you know if repentance is real?
It matters that we get the Trinity correct because it pertains to the God we love and worship, and we want to worship Him rightly.
A believer has two principles at work within him.
We should never think that just because God has blessed us, we are free to allow our heart to be turned from God.
If God’s wrath has not fallen on Jesus at Calvary, then his justice is not satisfied.
For Liberty, each Freeman Strives
As it's a Gift of God
And for it willing yield their Lives
And Seal it with their Blood
The move is subtle. The switch from ordinary human achievement to blasphemy requires no explanation. It just flatout happens.
We must have answers to prayer.
Their works cannot take them out of God's favor because their works didn't put them into God's favor.
While distracted driving is bad, distracted living can be great. In fact, it can be liberating.
God allows us to continue to struggle with our sins so that we are complete not in ourselves, but in Christ.
Faith that always looks at self and surroundings, rather than Jesus, has no power over the tsunamis of your life.
Unless we have a vision of God’s holiness, we’ll be great at pronouncing woes against sinners, but woefully inadequate at proclaiming God’s grace.
Here’s how you know if you hate something someone has done or if you actually hate that person.
God has given us all we need to know about Him in His Word, and He has much grace and patience for those who seek to know Him.
If thou art still crying after and craving after something better, Christ has not forgotten thee, for thou hast not quite forgotten him.
Tribulation is real—we should not be surprised by it—but it is not our defining reality. We have a living hope, an imperishable inheritance, and a secure salvation.
To my daughters: I pray that you will be a light for Jesus, that you will live for him, and tell others about him.
God is committed not to our behavior but our hearts; not just in what we do but to what we are becoming.
The tendency we have to rely on ourselves for our own justification is gospel-muting. It’s Jesus-eclipsing. It’s legalism.
The Lord grant the sweet showers of his grace to water his garden this day.
Remembering that the faithful Savior’s blood covers sin and is the means of sanctification helps guard us against self-condemnation.
When the reality that your true address is on high in heaven with Christ, then you will think, live and talk as such here on earth.
For the Christian, Christ’s honor and name are at stake with each and every word that piles out of our mouth.
Until the heart is transformed, we are no more than broken people breaking people—the wounded inflicting more wounds on the already wounded.