Good men seek peace for grace sake; but wicked men and hypocrites, seek grace for peace sake. Bridge, William. A Lifting Up For The Downcast (Vintage Puritan) (Kindle Locations 312-313). GLH Publishing. Kindle Edition.
The resurrection is a person, not a past event. His name is Jesus Christ. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (Joh 11:25-26 KJV)
The backbone of the Bible, to which all the expository, homiletical, moral, liturgical, and devotional material relates, is the unfolding in space and time of God’s unchanging intention of having a people on earth to whom he would relate covenantally for his and their joy. Packer, J.I.. An Introduction to Covenant Theology (p. 7). Fig. […]
if you desire to be justified before God, you must either bring to him a perfect righteousness of your own, and wholly renounce Christ; or else you must bring the perfect righteousness of Christ, and wholly renounce your own. Fisher, Edward. The Marrow of Modern Divinity (Kindle Locations 1819-1820). Fig. Kindle Edition.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom 8:28 KJV) How often have you thought about this verse? It is often quoted by Christians, particularly in bad or difficult situations. But it is a weak salve for […]
All the evidence of divine spiritual truth, and all the foundation of our real interest in the things whereof it is a declaration — as to benefit, advantage, and comfort — depend on their relation unto Christ. Owen, John. Christologia – Enhanced Version (Kindle Locations 1924-1925). Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Kindle Edition.
There are two things wherein the glory of truth doth consist. (1.) Its light. (2) Its efficacy or power. And both these do all supernatural truths derive from this relation unto Christ. Owen, John. Christologia – Enhanced Version (Kindle Locations 1883-1884). Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Kindle Edition.
And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. […]
David speaks in wonder in the Psalms about why God would ever take notice of man. Although Christmas has past, I am still marveling that the Lord would not only notice us, but that He would forsake the glory of heaven and become one of us, in order to save us. That the way of […]
What the heart is to the body, the soul is to the man; and what health is to the heart, holiness is to the soul. The state of the whole body depends upon the soundness and vigor of the heart, and the everlasting state of the whole man upon the good or ill condition of […]