Glory to God for his great deeds in all of history for the good of man and the recovery of that original communion in the garden of Eden, for his holiness that does not look upon evil, for his patience with his people who soon forget their redemption! Blessed be the God of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whose acts are beyond counting and whose praiseworthy deeds are beyond relating!
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Glory to God for healing in body and soul,
For opening to man discoveries of physical well-being,
And bringing to mankind salvation in Jesus Christ,
For showing that he is Lord over the spiritual and physical,
And demonstrating in every way his mercy and love,
Compassion for the suffering, willingness to hear our pleas.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, for God is good and gracious!
To God give glory for not looking away from our horrendous state of sin, for seeing us as we are, for getting his hands dirty in the person of Jesus, for not ignoring the baseness and perversity of man! Exalt him who knows us through and through and still can love! God be praised for his knowledge of man and for his rescue through the Lord Jesus Christ!
On the Portuguese devotional site, we began today a 52-part series on the actions of the follower of Christ. Below is the first in the series.
READ: “He who believes and is immersed shall be saved” Mark 16.16 MEG.
THINK: Whoever obeys the commandment of the Lord Jesus knows he is saved, according to his promise. Salvation is based, not on feelings, but on the reality of Christ’s offering and on the possibility of verifying if we are saved or not. See 1 John 5.13. We can be sure of our salvation when we obey what Jesus commands. Continue reading “Action: Know”
An evangelical tweet, made today, one Sinclair Ferguson who declares that “When we consider legalism, we are considering the ultimate pastoral problem of all.” Continue reading “Judged by what we do”
What a sad day when no one was found who cared enough for the people of God to keep them from being destroyed.
I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.
Ezekiel 22.30 NLT
The people of Israel were destroyed because no one sought to stop the idolatry and injustice in their midst. Continue reading “No one was found”
When we call upon God in our affliction, preparation must first be made. Note in this version the “Then.” Something must happen first. We have to make a change before God will rescue us, but the promise still stands: Continue reading “Ask God for help only afterwards”
Yes, I actually saw this scene this morning, while I was out and about, a lady rounding the corner of the street, on the sidewalk, with her poodle ahead of her. She needed no leash. The pooch wasn’t going anywhere with any speed. He was as wide as he was long. Continue reading “Cloudburst: The Rounded Poodle”
Can we thank God for our salvation, without making every effort to fulfill our calling as his chosen people and “proclaim the excellencies of him who called [us] out of darkness into his marvelous light”? 1Pt 2.9 ESV. Continue reading “Cloudburst: Why Do We Fail?”
As administrator for a number of websites, I often note, thanks to the WordPress statistics, the words or phrases that people use in the search engines in order to find us. It’s actually sad to see some of the phrases and questions people ask about God, Christ, and the Bible. Continue reading “‘Was Jesus Christ beheaded?’”