Thursday, November 24, 2016

SECULAR AFFAIRS

A true saint intermeddles with secular affairs, more out of necessity than choice.

-Thomas Watson-

HE LOVES TO LOVE US

The great God not only loves His saints, but He loves to love them.

Jerry Bridges.

HE LOVES US

O saints, do but let your thoughts dwell upon the love of Christ, who passed by angels and thought of you; who was wounded that, out of his wounds, the balm of Gilead might come to heal you; who leaped into the sea of his Father's wrath, to save you from drowning in the lake of fire! Think of this unparalleled love, which sets the angels wondering—and see if it will not affect your hearts and cause tears to flow forth!

-Thomas Watson-

DO WE THINK OF GOD

  1. God thinks on us every morning; his mercies are "new every morning" (Lam. 3:23). He gives us night-mercies, he rocks us asleep every night: "So he gives his beloved sleep" (Psalm 127:2). And if we awaken, he gives "songs in the night" (Job 35:10). If God is thinking of us day and night, shall not we think of his Name? How can we forget a friend who is ever mindful of us? Though God is out of our sight, we are not out of his thoughts!
    -Thomas Watson-

TEN LOOKS AT CHRIST

For every look at your self, take ten looks at Christ.

-- Robert Murray McCheyne

Monday, November 21, 2016

PASSION AND JOY FOR HIS GLORY

God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion."

— Jonathan Edwards  


Now what is glorifying God, but a rejoicing at that glory He has displayed?

--Jonathan Edwards.

(Most likely this has already been posted on my blog months or years ago, but it bears repeating). 

IT IS ENOUGH FOR ME

“Thou, O Lord, thou bruises me, it is enough for me to know it is thy hand.” -- John Calvin

Saturday, November 19, 2016

GOD BRINGS IT TO THE HEART

There could be potential frustration for a pastor to tell of God's glory and grace, only to have souls nod their head in an intellectual agreement which is tottering on boredom for "old news"; yet we preach by faith (not frustration), knowing God will bring the truth deeper than the mind all the way to the heart.  Because this is the work of God, we are free to rest in His power, and so we proclaim His goodness with freedom and joy.

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."