• Those Who Go out from Us

    1 John 2:19

    As creatures, our view of others is limited. We can only evaluate outward appearances. Thus, when someone seems to fall away, all we can surmise is that the faith we thought we saw was likely an illusion. Yet even here ...Read More

  • The Threat of Apostasy

    Hebrews 6:4–6

    If we are Christians long enough, we will see some people who seemed to be believers reject the faith. However, we cannot see the heart, so we do not know who has committed final apostasy or who is in a ...Read More

  • Treated As Sons

    Hebrews 12:7

    Good earthly fathers always love their children even though they may become displeased with them at times. So too does God always love His elect though we may sometimes displease Him. Look at your life, and see if your job ...Read More

  • Turning Adversity to Good

    Romans 8:28

    Dr. R.C. Sproul comments on the origin of evil and what Scripture has to say about it: “How sin got here we do not know, but it is here. The good news of Scripture is that there is redemption ...Read More

  • Unfruitful and Blind

    2 Peter 1:8–9

    When you look at your life and the specific ministry in which you are involved, do you find that your work is bearing fruit for the kingdom? Take some time today to consider the qualities listed in 2 Peter 1:5–7. ...Read More

  • A Warning from the Wilderness Generation

    Hebrews 3:7–11

    The Christian life is not merely a single decision to follow Christ, as decisive as our conversion is. The Christian life is an ongoing commitment to Jesus, a daily turning to Him in repentance and faith as we await the ...Read More

  • We Do Not Shrink Back

    Hebrews 10:37–39

    At the end of many warnings and exhortations, the author of Hebrews tells us that we are of those who have faith and preserve their souls. Such assurance encourages us to persevere despite all obstacles. If you are lacking assurance, ...Read More

  • The Witness of God’s Spirit and People

    John 15:26–27

    Christ is with His people in the power of the Spirit in order to guard us and make us effective witnesses to Him. We dare not rest in our own strength, for we cannot remain true to the gospel on ...Read More

  • The Work of God Through Us

    Philippians 2:12–13

    Augustine says that “[we] are to work with fear and trembling so that [we] will not, by attributing the good working to [ourselves], be elated by the good works as if they were [our] own” (ACCNT 8, p. 245). ...Read More

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