Let us draw near with a true heart – Hebrews 10:22 What does it mean to draw near to God with a true heart? After spending a couple of chapters explaining how the old covenant was unable to actually take away sin, and how Christ has offered Himself as the one true sacrifice for sin, the […]
I saw the effects of it today in an old friend who is being ravished by a disease that has attacked his mental capacities to the point he has lost the ability to speak. I saw it in another friend who is fighting with the grief of losing their spouse to illness. It reared its […]
One of the troubling things about sanctified affliction is how unsanctified it can seem while you are going through it, but this should be expected since the Lord is often drawing the dross to the surface in order to remove it.
Many people have trouble celebrating Christmas because of the pain and heartache they are facing. But for the Christian, pain and heartache is often used by the Lord to move us into a deeper celebration, because we realize that the one we are celebrating is our ultimate redemption from all pain and heartache. Doug
“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Mourning is hateful and irksome to poor human nature. From suffering and sadness our spirits instinctively shrink. By nature we seek the society of the cheerful and joyous. Our text presents an anomaly to the unregenerate, yet it is sweet music to the […]
“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.” –Psalm 76:3 Our Redeemer’s glorious cry of “It is finished,” was the death-knell of all the adversaries of His people, the breaking of “the bow and the battle.” Behold the hero of Golgotha using His cross as an anvil, […]
“Snow is the ultimate marriage of complexity in harmony. Billions upon billions of unique notes fall together in a crescendo of white unity. If you should ever be blessed to be far enough from the crush of civilization when a heavy snow falls, you can even hear the very music of the iced dew’s delicate […]
God’s grace is sufficient, and His strength is made perfect in weakness.
This is a short devotional look at Psalm 3.