• The Fall of a Proud King

    2 Chronicles 26

    Uzziah’s fall demonstrates again that God takes our worship of Him seriously and that pride can lead to all manner of other sins. We must worship the Lord in a manner agreeable to Scripture and seek to grow in humility ...Read More

  • Your Gracious Answer

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  • David Ascendant

    1 Samuel 18:1–16

    Matthew Henry comments, “Proud men cannot endure to hear any praised but themselves, and think all their honor lost that goes by themselves.” Proud individuals who are unwilling to rejoice in the success of others threaten the peace of the ...Read More

  • Jesus Predicts His Desertion

    John 16:29–32

    It is easy to be critical of the disciples for overestimating their own knowledge of God. Truthfully, however, we all tend to think we know more about the Lord and His Word than we actually do. We cannot afford to ...Read More

  • The Prophet from Galilee

    John 7:47–52

    Gaining knowledge is a wonderful thing, provided that we do not allow it to make us proud, that we do not puff ourselves up with our education (1 Cor. 8:1). The opponents of Jesus were highly educated men, but because ...Read More

  • When Temptation Comes Knocking

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  • Our Prowling Adversary

    1 Peter 5:8–9

    Since Satan’s favorite weapon against us is deceit, the only way to counter him is with the truth. That is one reason why it is so important for us to be armed with a sound knowledge of Scripture, which is ...Read More

  • God’s Greatness and Man’s Smallness

    Psalm 144:1–8

    John Calvin writes, “We cannot properly estimate the divine goodness, unless we take into consideration what we are as to our condition, as we can only ascribe to God what is due unto him, by acknowledging that his goodness is ...Read More

  • Mercy On All

    Romans 11:30-32

    John Calvin comments that “there is no reason why they who have a hope of salvation should despair of others; for whatever [Christians] may now be, they have been like all the rest. If [believers] have emerged from unbelief through ...Read More

  • God Humbles Nebuchadnezzar

    Daniel 4

    Lest we think that the Lord has changed since Nebuchadnezzar lived thousands of years ago, we must be reminded that God remains about the business of humbling people. From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture commends humility and castigates those who are ...Read More

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