• Adversity Leads to Glory

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  • Ahithophel’s Counsel Defeated

    2 Samuel 16:15–17:23

    The Lord allowed Absalom to prosper for a time but ultimately thwarted him through counsel that was not sound for achieving his goals. God may allow the enemies of His people to succeed for a time, but eventually He will ...Read More

  • The Antinomian Error

    Romans 6:15–23

    People who possess saving faith earnestly desire to obey God’s commandments. They do not seek to do so to merit eternal life; they do so in order to thank God and demonstrate the authenticity of their faith. We must take ...Read More

  • Arming the Builders

    Nehemiah 4

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage that “the reigning fear of God is the best antidote against the ensnaring fear of man.” Good preparations and plans are vital, but the only way not to fear our enemies is to fear ...Read More

  • Before the Final Passover

    John 11:54–57

    There is no inherent virtue in seeking out suffering and persecution, but that does not mean we are not called to endure it at times. We are called to be faithful to Christ even when that means persecution, so although ...Read More

  • The Benefits of Fasting

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  • The Betrayal of Christ

    John 13:21–30

    Jesus was troubled at the trial that lay ahead of Him, but He was able to persevere in obedience because of His unwavering trust in His Father. Though we will never have to endure what Jesus did, we may find ...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

  • The Comfort Of God’s Sovereign Providence

    Romans 8:28

    John Calvin writes, “Ignorance of providence is the greatest of all miseries, and the knowledge of it the highest happiness” (Institutes 1.17.11). We have nothing to fear if God ordains and governs whatsoever comes to pass. Our ultimate good will ...Read More

  • David Spares Saul Again

    1 Samuel 26

    We do not have the same role in the history of redemption that David did. However, we know that God in His providence is working for our good just as He worked for David’s. We may not always understand how ...Read More

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