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.
Jesus is saying that on judgment day, your words will be like a traceable cookie crumb trail leading to an unarguable conclusion - you’re either dead in sin or alive in Christ.
God has entrusted each of us with an almost immeasurable quantity of words, a gargantuan gift to be stewarded and wielded for His glory.
“Come, get under my shade,” the bramble calls. “I will take care of you.”
Sin hath no more dominion over us.
His wrath leads us to far greater comprehension of the mercy and love shown to us in His Son.
If I fail to behold the glory of the dawn, how much more have do I fail to behold the glory of the Son?
Job's story is one of trusting God’s heart, even when he could not trace God’s hand.
I'm afraid if I go further down the path, the next spot won't be as comfortable.
I have a moment-by-moment choice to press on through the trenches or give way to the crushing burden of my circumstances.
The Word tells us to be sober - to have a clear mind going in - so that when the taunting from the enemy comes, we will be ready.
How sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with his own beloved people!
To embrace solitude and quietness is to reflect on an image of our own self.
Often adversity is a tool of the Lord to remove the things that impede our contentment.
Living a Christian life means putting to death the right to live life on your own terms.
God doesn’t just want begrudging obedience. He desires us to have hearts which reflect His.
What do you think of when you hear the word "discipleship?"
In the greatest act of love, Jesus Christ, the eternal, pre-existing Prince of heaven, left His throne and came to earth to redeem His people from their sin so that they may live eternally with Him.
Thus memory may be, as Coleridge calls it, "the bosom-spring of joy."
The barren land of human brokenness, which has only ever yielded enough fruit for us to fight over, has been trumped completely by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, the True Vine.
The truly aberrant among us are those submit themselves to the Lord.
Four things we enjoy as receipients of God's grace to us through Christ.
It doesn’t get better than the gospel. There isn’t a higher up, further down, deeper, wider experience to be had in the Christian life.
When we embrace the multi-faceted reality of the sovereignty of God, we are equipped to help others in their time of need.
I can rest assured that my powerlessness to determine my future makes room for me to trust God who is most powerful.
Ever notice how Jude identifies himself not as Jesus' kid brother, but as Jesus' servant?
Believer, though all things are apparently against thee, rest assured that God has made a reservation on thy behalf.
Without proper study of God, we cannot know what will please Him or how to best worship him.
God uses questions to force us to confront our own hearts.
Learn to groan in the pit, but never grumble!
My weaknesses show me just how great and powerful God is, because only he could bring something good out of the mess that is me.
Scripture testifies to the stark reality that the heart of man is the problem of man.
Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood.
As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we should be reminded that the Gospel is not something we merely study or talk about.
Christ invites us to freely approach the throne, but not to usurp it. He invites us to come as children, not as rebels.
Give it up. Allow yourself to be nobody. Have a seat at the end of the table and you might just find Jesus sitting there too.