• Blessing the Lord Now and Forever

    Psalm 115:9–18

    God gives us good things not as ends in themselves but so that we will see His generosity and be moved to worship and serve Him. It is not a sin to desire good things from our Lord; the problem ...Read More

  • The Blind Man at Bethsaida

    Mark 8:22–26

    That Jesus may work in a manner that seems slower in some cases than in others—such as the blind man in Bethsaida—is encouraging. It tells us that we should not give up on those who seem to be hardened the ...Read More

  • Boasting About the Future

    Proverbs 27:1

    Many times, we make plans for the future and experience an inordinate degree of sadness when they do not turn out. Disappointment when things do not turn out our way may not be completely avoidable in this life, but understanding ...Read More

  • Bowing the Knee

    Ephesians 3:14-15

    God was rarely referred to as “Father” under the old covenant, so we should be glad to live in the new covenant era when the fatherhood of God is made plain to everyone in Christ. Still, when we approach our ...Read More

  • Caleb Receives His Inheritance

    Joshua 14:6–15

    True faith in God recognizes that everything we have, including our lives, comes from His hand. True faith in God also rests on the promises of the Lord, believing what He has revealed. If we are to have the kind ...Read More

  • Called from Every Vocation

    1 Corinthians 7:17–24

    Some people work their whole lives in one vocation, while others experience a change of call during their lifetimes. The important thing to remember is that wherever we labor, we can labor for the glory of God and the good ...Read More

  • Chance: The Great Myth

    Proverbs 18:18

    hance has no power to cause anything; it can only measure the likelihood of a future result based on known conditions. When we speak of chance at all, we must always speak of it under the assumption and recognition that ...Read More

  • The Cleansing We Need

    John 13:2–11

    Postconversion sins do not affect our legal relationship to God. By faith in Christ alone, we are justified and declared righteous permanently before the bar of God’s justice. But postconversion sins can interrupt our fellowship with God and with other ...Read More

  • Comprehending the Decretive Will of God

    Read Genesis 1, observing how God repeatedly exercised His sovereign, efficacious will in creation.Read More

  • Confidence and Boldness in Christ

    Ephesians 3:11-12

    The gospel of salvation by grace alone through faith in Christ Jesus alone is indeed good news because it assures us that God never rejects those who approach Him through His Son. He will forgive any sin, no matter how ...Read More

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