“He Drew Me Out of Many Waters” (Monday Meditation)

Psalm 18:16 says this: "He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters." (NIV) Here's a devotional commentary on that verse by Horatius Bonar. It's a good Monday Meditation. I was just going to put a paragraph of it here, but the whole thing is worth reading.… Continue reading “He Drew Me Out of Many Waters” (Monday Meditation)

Free Rest! (Bonar)

Here's a very helpful devotional commentary on many parts of Scripture: Light and Truth by Horatius Bonar. [Bonar was a 19th century Scottish pastor and hymn writer. For example, he wrote "Not What My Hands Have Done"]. Light and Truth isn't a commentary on every passage of Scripture. Instead, it's a devotional sort of commentary… Continue reading Free Rest! (Bonar)

The Practical Benefits of Peace

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ….” (Rom. 5.1a; NIV).  Concerning this peace, we might ask a question: “What does this peace do for us?”  Or, in other words, “What are the benefits of this ‘peace-with-God-through-Jesus’?”  Horatius Bonar answers the question well: 1) It… Continue reading The Practical Benefits of Peace

Justified By Faith(fulness)??

 (This is a slightly edited repost from August, 2008) Today, many people like to talk about a “living faith” or a “faithful faith” or “obedient faith” which justifies.  Though some of these terms may be new, this discussion is not.  The Reformers rejected this type of language when they clearly taught (echoing Scripture) that a… Continue reading Justified By Faith(fulness)??

A Better Word Than The Blood of Abel

In his little book called, The Blood of Christ, Horatius Bonar (d. 1889) wrote how Christ’s blood speaks “a better word than the blood of Abel” (Heb. 12:24).  I’ve edited these to keep them brief.  (Note: the entire booklet is available on Kindle for $0.99 if you want to read it all.) 1) It speaks… Continue reading A Better Word Than The Blood of Abel