• The Remedy for Sin’s Deceitfulness

    Hebrews 3:12–13

    Salvation is the work of God, but we have the high honor and privilege of being tools through which He works to keep His people in salvation. Our encouragement to doubting and sinning people who profess Christ may well be ...Read More

  • Deliverance from Death

    Hebrews 2:14–15

    John Calvin comments on the great comfort that we get from Hebrews 2:14–15. “For though the devil still lives, and constantly attempts our ruin, yet all his power to hurt us is destroyed or restrained. It is a great consolation ...Read More

  • The Righteous Judgment of God

    2 Thessalonians 1:5–8

    At times in the Christian life, believers may question whether they have genuine faith in Christ and thus whether they have salvation. One test of the authenticity of our faith is our willingness to suffer for Jesus. If we are ...Read More

  • Peace from Jesus

    John 14:27–28

    Jesus has secured peace between His people and the Father, so we can have peace in this world. It is not that we will not face difficulties but that our difficulties will not crush us, for we know that we ...Read More

  • Justification From the Just God

    Romans 3:22b–26

    God is both just and the justifier. He shows mercy without compromising His character. Because He is always true to Himself, we know that we can trust Him. He does not tell us that He is one thing and then ...Read More

  • Keeping Grace Gracious

    Romans 11:6

    All true Christians have a desire to obey God, but how do we separate that from our trusting in our own works? We know that we are trusting in our righteousness when we begin to think that our standing before ...Read More

  • Justification and Our Good Works

    James 2:20–26

    John Calvin also comments that the doctrine of justification by faith alone does not make good works superfluous, but it only takes “away from them the power of conferring righteousness, because they cannot stand before the tribunal of God.” Our ...Read More

  • Why Faith?

    Ephesians 2:8–10

    In our justification, we are like beggars before God. All we present is an open hand, asking the Lord for His mercy and grace. Justifying faith is conscious that we deserve nothing but condemnation and does not try to make ...Read More

  • The Obedience Of One

    Romans 5:18–21

    The good news of the gospel is that Christ obeyed for us. He took upon Himself the yoke of the law, fulfilling it perfectly on our behalf. There is no righteousness of any creature that can be added to the ...Read More

  • Righteousness According to the Law

    Romans 2:13

    John Calvin, commenting on Romans 3:20, writes, “[The law] is indeed by itself, as it teaches us what righteousness is, the way to salvation: but our depravity and corruption prevent it from being in this respect of any advantage to ...Read More

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