• The Blessings of Common Grace

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  • Grace to a Syrian Commander

    2 Kings 5

    God freely bestows salvation on those whom He chooses, even those whom we might think are the least likely candidates for it. We are not to demand of those to whom God shows His grace more than He demands of ...Read More

  • The Fall of Jeroboam I and Rehoboam

    1 Kings 14:1–15:8

    God’s grace is the only reason why His kingdom continues at all. His people are sinful and can make no claim on the Lord to sustain His church. Yet, God has graciously promised to do so. That does not make ...Read More

  • Solomon’s Final Days

    1 Kings 11:9–43

    God showed tremendous grace to Solomon during his final days on the throne. He did not depose Solomon and thus did not let him see the full consequences of his actions. So often, God does the same with us. We ...Read More

  • The Temple Celebration

    2 Chronicles 7

    Matthew Henry comments on 2 Chronicles 7:14 that “pardoning mercy makes way for healing mercy.” We cannot expect the Lord to fix the problems in the church if we are unwilling to turn from our sin and rest in His ...Read More

  • Living Sacrifices to the Lord

    Romans 12:1–2

    Since we are to be living sacrifices, we are to offer to the Lord everything that we have and everything that we are. God wants all of us, so no area of our life is outside of His lordship. We ...Read More

  • Kindness to the Lord’s Anointed

    2 Samuel 22:32–51

    The Christological significance of 2 Samuel 22 also shows us where we can expect deliverance. God does not necessarily promise to rescue us from all our problems and make them go away. He does promise to deliver those who are ...Read More

  • Designating Cities of Refuge

    Joshua 20

    God showed grace without compromising the value of human life when He provided the cities of refuge for those who committed manslaughter. John Calvin comments that the “temporary exile [of the one guilty of manslaughter] clearly showed how precious human ...Read More

  • Joshua Commissioned to Lead Israel

    Joshua 1:1–5

    If Joshua and the Israelites were not convinced that God would be with them, they would have been unable to obey Him and take the land. Similarly, if we are unconvinced that God is with us, we will not attempt ...Read More

  • Sin and Our Relationship to God

    Psalm 85:10

    Only the Christian religion gives us a God of perfect love and perfect justice. Many people want to believe that God is love but that He will also overlook sin. But if the Lord is not resolutely committed to punishing ...Read More

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