We Are Not Our Own

“We are not our own; therefore, neither our reason nor our will should dominate our plans and actions. We are not our own; therefore, let us not make the gratification of our flesh our end. We are not our own; therefore, as much as possible, let us forget ourselves and our own interests. Rather, we […]

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No Matter How Small Our Successes

“Therefore, let us keep trying so that we might continually make some gains in the way of the Lord, and neither let us despair over how small our successes are. For however much our successes fall short of our desire, our efforts aren’t in vain when we are farther along today than yesterday. So let […]

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Day By Day Along the Narrow Way

“Of course, none of us is capable of running swiftly on the right course while we remain in the earthly confinement of our bodies. Indeed, most of us are so oppressed with weakness that we make little progress–staggering, limping, and crawling on the ground. But let us move forward according to the measure of our […]

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Goal of Our Calling

“When we contemplate this relationship between ourselves and God, let us remember that holiness is the bond of our union with Him. Not of course, because we enter into fellowship with Him by the merit of our own holiness. Rather, we first of all cling to Him, and then, having received His holiness, we follow […]

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Doctrine’s Transformative Power

“…true doctrine is not a matter of the tongue, but of life; neither is Christian doctrine grasped only by the intellect and memory, as truth is grasped in other fields of study. Rather, doctrine is rightly received when it takes possession of the entire soul and finds a dwelling place and shelter in the most […]

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Some Thoughts on idolatry!

“These men have set up their idols in their hearts!” Ezekiel 14:3 “Their heart went after their idols!” Ezekiel 20:16 “We are all born idolaters!” Thomas Watson “An idol is an idol–whether worshiped inwardly in heart, or adorned outwardly by the knee.” J.C. Philpot “Every one of us is, from his mother’s womb, expert in […]

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