As God prepared His people to enter the Promised Land, He told them of the blessings that awaited them there: Deuteronomy 6:10-13(10) And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great … Continue reading With great blessing comes great responsibility
God has the grace to cover our sins and still has more left over.
The Bible teaches election. It also teaches free grace.
When I was very young, my parents took us to Niagara Falls. They liked going there and we visited the Falls more than once. The first time that I remember was when I was around four or five. Back then, Mom used to dress me in these little overalls with straps that went over my … Continue reading Held Back from the Brink
The line between God's sovereignty and man's responsibility defies definition.
If you have ever watched those car or house restoration shows, you’ve seen those restorers who look at an old heap and see potential where everyone else can only see failure. Praise God the He is the Master Restorer Who can look at any broken life and still see potential not just for redemption but … Continue reading God’s Restoring Touch
Sadly, there are many of us who call ourselves believers who will be entering heaven in spite of ourselves. We won’t have much in the way of crowns to cast at our Savior’s feet, but we can still praise Him for our redemption because as a father pities (even his wayward) children, so the LORD pities them that fear Him.
Peter declares himself the author of Second Peter, mentions his office as apostle to establish his credentials and then hurries to make the point that he and his readers enjoy equal standing before God on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ: Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them … Continue reading Three Affirmations
Lately, the hymn It is Well with My Soul has been on my mind. So, I thought I’d refresh my memory on the story behind it. This song was written in 1873 by Horatio Spafford (1828-1888), a successful Christian lawyer and businessman from Chicago. In addition to his thriving law practice, Spafford was also heavily … Continue reading It is well with my soul
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalms 30:5, ESV) Problems seem insurmountable when you’re tired beyond your limits or when they wake you in the middle of the night. Because when the crisis is … Continue reading Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.