Posts from August 2020

Posts from August 2020

He Calls Us “Friend”

He Calls Us “Friend” I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.(John 15:15) On the evening before His crucifixion, Jesus assured His little band of followers that although He was leaving them, He would continue to manifest Himself to all who loved Him. Then a disciple asked Him just the right question.(John14:22) How…

Not By Sight

Not by Sight We look not to things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.( 2 Corinthians 4:18) It is difficult for us to appreciate the reality of God sovereignly doing as He pleases in our lives because we don’t see God doing anything. Instead we see ourselves or other people acting and events occurring, and we evaluate those actions and events according to our…

A Burning Love for Jesus

A Burning Love for Jesus As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.(Psalm 42:1) Fredrick Fabre was one of those saints whose soul panted after God as the doe pants after the water brook, and the measure in which God revealed Himself to his seeking heart set the good man’s whole life afire with a burning adoration rivaling that of the seraphim…

Our Goal

Our Goal Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.(Matthew 6:33) In learning to please God, the Christian must have a clear idea of what his goal is. Though the Bible makes that goal clear, it is one that is easily forgotten. Jesus stated the goal in Matthew 6:33. First, Jesus said we must seek. To seek something requires effort. It involves diligent search.…

Living The Light

Living the Light The light has come into the world, and the people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.(John 3:19) The reason people do not come to the light is because they do not love it. “Foe everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”(John 3:20) Love for the light…

Before God

Before God From the end of the earth I call to you….Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.(Psalm 61:2) Our aim in studying the Godhead must be to know God Himself the better. Our concern must be to enlarge our acquaintance, not simply with doctrine of God’s attributes, but with the living God whose attributes they are. We must seek, in studying God, to be led to…

Keeping His Ways

Keeping His Ways So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. (Deuteronomy 8:6) “Wait on the Lord, and keep his way.”(Psalm 37:34) It May be that the consciousness of shortcomings and sin makes those words look more like a hindrance than a help in waiting on God. Let it be not so. It is true that you have not the…

Intimacy Leads To Trust

Intimacy Leads to Trust Because he holds fast to me, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name.(Psalm 91:14) Just as the faith of salvation comes through hearing the message of the gospel(Romans 10:17) so the faith to trust God in adversity comes through the Word of God alone. Only in the Scriptures will we find an adequate view of God’s…

Facing Up to Repentance

Facing Up to Repentance God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.(Romans 2:4) Why is repentance so seldom preached and so little understood? I believe there are three reasons. Church historian J. Edwin Orr sums up the first: the appeal of modern evangelism is “not for repentance but for enlistment.” Repentance can be a threatening message- rightly so. The gospel…

A Different Kind of Serving

A Different Kind of Serving If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. (John 12:26) To participate in God’s work you must be a servant. As God’s servant, Jesus came to to accomplish God’s will in redeeming humanity; Paul described His humble attitude and commended it to us: “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,…