Thomas Manton on Acts 3:26: Let me lay down this, that those blessings that are most proper to the Mediator are spiritual blessings. We forfeited all by sin, but especially the grace of the Spirit, whereby we might be made serviceable to God. Other mercies run in the channel of common providence, but spiritual blessings […]Read More Deliverance From Sin Is Never Hurtful To Us
“…sometimes we look upon the prosperity of men and think, this man lives well and comfortably, but if we only know what troubles he has in his family, in his possessions, in his dealings with men, we would not think his position so happy. A man may have a very fine new shoe, but nobody […]Read More For Contentment Be Aware of False Appearances
Originally posted on A Ruby In The Rough:
What are non-Christians seeking? One thing they are not seeking: God. “Paul declared, “There is none who seeks after God” (Rom. 3:11). The unbeliever never seeks God. The unbeliever is a fugitive from God. The natural pattern for humanity is to run from Him, to hide from…
Words: Charles Wesley, 1739. Stanzas 8-10, author unknown, 14th Century; translated from Latin to English in Lyra Davidica. This exuberant song is one of the most popular Easter hymns in the English language. Music: Easter Hymn, composer unknown, in Lyra Davidica (London: 1708) (MIDI, score). Wesley’s words were written for use at the first worship […]Read More Jesus Christ Has Risen!
“…we should labour to know our hearts well, that when they are out of tune, we may know what is the matter. This knowledge of our hearts will help us to contentment, because by it we shall come to know what best suits our condition. A man who does not know his own heart does […]Read More What Best Suits Our Condition
Nor must we overlook the grand source of encouragement to a returning soul, – that which springs from the cross of Christ. But for a crucified Savior, there could be no possible return to God; in no other way could he consistently with the holiness and rectitude of the Divine government, with what he owes […]Read More What More Could He Have Done?
Luke 23:39-43. First of all, we must gaze at the centre cross, or rather at Him who was nailed thereon — Jesus of Nazareth — that blessed One who had spent His life in labours of love, healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, opening the eyes of the blind, raising the dead, feeding the hungry, […]Read More The Three Crosses by C.H. Mackintosh
“There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without some error in the understanding. All lusts which a natural man lives in, are lusts of ignorance.” ~George Gillespie Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/87764-Gillespie-On-Ignorance, Comment #1 https://paddlingupcreek.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/lusts-of-ignorance/Read More Lusts of Ignorance
Originally posted on Truth in Grace:
If you’re like me, you cringe when you hear the trite phrase, “love the sinner, hate the sin.” Depending on who who says and hears this, this can be interpreted a multitude of ways. A liberal leaning might mean it as, “love the sinner, accept the sin.” Another way…
“By studying your heart you will come soon to discover wherein your discontent lies. When you are discontented you will find out the root of any discontent if you study your heart well. Many men and women are discontented, and the truth is they do not know why; they think this and the other thing […]Read More The Root of Discontentment