[Education] consists in nothing else but learning and doing God’s truth (John 8:32), which puts one in very close contact with a man named Jesus. Antagonists of the gospel long ago came to see that Jesus had a most unsettling way of turning the socially unlearned into the spiritually enlightened. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13). You see, being with Jesus is the education.
Excellent article by my friend Weylan Deaver. Please read it all at the link: An Education Itself – Biblical Notes
“[The Bible] is the only source of divine knowledge we have, and we should rejoice that we can learn enough from it and understand enough of its instructions, if we will believe and obey it, to guide us in to the port of eternal felicity. … Is the word of God a dead letter? … the word, unless accompanied by the Holy Spirit is dead, and therefore has no power to convert or turn sinners to God.”
Life and Sermons of Jesse L. Sewell, p. 134
From John W. Smith’s book on Ephesians: Continue reading
Anthony Grigsby shared two quotes in James D. Bales’s book, The Faith Under Fire, Page 101. Since they’re lengthy, I’ve not put them in blockquotes nor regular quotes. Continue reading
… while doubting is okay, we shouldn’t be alright with never resolving that doubt. Continue reading
Old college friend and TFR Fellow Michael Summers writes, after losing his son on Wednesday,
Live your lives with love for others and tell them that you love them. Don’t fret about the past having been better; enjoy the day that God has given you so that he can make the world better through you. Pray hard, and trust.
I feel the sentiment of the following quote in a small way, often, about my writing and my poems especially. The ones I think are the best receive relatively little attention. The ones I consider mediocre seem to find greater acceptance among readers. Continue reading
This paragraph by A.B. Simpson meant much to me.
Some day even you, trembling faltering one, shall stand upon those heights that Joshua knew. As you look back upon all you have passed through, all you have narrowly escaped, all the perils through which He guided you, the stumblings through which He guarded you and the sins from which He saved you; you will shout, with a meaning you cannot understand now, Salvation to our God, which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb (Revelation 7:10).
The entire devotional is here.
While we understand that not everybody is blessed with a bright outlook on life, we need to remember that joy is one of the gifts Jesus promised to His followers (John 16:17-24). And we need to resist any tendency to let sadness dominate our lives.
So writes Mike Riley today. Remember!
“… age is no guarantee of wisdom, nor youth of ignorance.”
—R.L. Alden, Job, 318