One Cannot Truly Know Self without Truly Knowing God (Calvin)

As many of our readers might know, John Calvin began his Institutes by explaining that true and sound wisdom has two parts: knowing God and knowing ourselves. Calvin then noted that without a true knowledge of God, a person cannot truly know himself. As Scripture says, in God we live and move and have our… Continue reading One Cannot Truly Know Self without Truly Knowing God (Calvin)

God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Most of us know well the opening words of Psalm 46: "God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.  Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas..." (Ps. 46:1-2 CSB). This is an awesome Psalm to memorize for comfort, strength, and… Continue reading God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

When God Seems Far Away (Nye)

 I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the book Distant God by Chris Nye. I was interested in the topic and the preview of the book made it sound worthwhile so I gave it a shot.  I'm glad I did!  Although I don't agree with everything in it, overall it's a pretty helpful book… Continue reading When God Seems Far Away (Nye)

Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

We know that God cares for his people. We're called to cast all our anxieties on the Lord, because he cares for us (1 Pet. 5:7). He's mindful of his children (Ps. 40:6). It's very clear throughout Scripture that the children of God are cared for! In his booklet "A Heavenly Cordial", Thomas Brooks gave… Continue reading Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

How Far Can We Trust Him? (Machen)

When the Christian says "Jesus is God," he does not mean Jesus is a god, or that Jesus is god like we are all gods.  "Jesus is God" does not mean Jesus is an avatar of some deity, it does not mean that Jesus had the spark of the divine in his bosom.  It means… Continue reading How Far Can We Trust Him? (Machen)