Why Does God Allow Sin to Remain in His Children? (Boston)

 (This is a re-post from May 2016). "Why do I keep struggling with the same sinful thoughts?"  "Why can't I just gain victory over lust and pride?"  "Why in the world does God allow sin to remain in his people?"  These are questions Christians ask from time to time.  We think of how nice it… Continue reading Why Does God Allow Sin to Remain in His Children? (Boston)

The Gospel and Daily Humility (Bridges)

 I enjoyed Jerry Bridges' book, The Blessing of Humility.  It's a readable discussion of humility based on the Beatitudes.  Chapter ten of this book is called, "The Humility and the Gospel."  Below are four main points Bridges makes in this chapter.  I've summarized them for the sake of space.  The question is this: How does the… Continue reading The Gospel and Daily Humility (Bridges)

Humility and Distrusting the Heart (Hutchinson)

 I'm enjoying this book by Christopher Hutchinson called Rediscovering Humility.  It's an engaging read that walks through the different dynamics of biblical humility in a gospel centered way.  I'll write more about it later, but for now I wanted to share these helpful paragraphs: I have often participated in religious or philosophical discussions with people who… Continue reading Humility and Distrusting the Heart (Hutchinson)

A Proverb for Social Media

 Here's an excellent inspired proverb for using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and the like: Proverbs 27:2.  This verse doesn't use the term "brag" nor does it specifically refer to what we call a "humblebrag," but the concepts are for sure there: Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and… Continue reading A Proverb for Social Media

Trembling Before the Word

 Here's a great section of Jerry Bridges' commentary on the fruit of the Spirit and other Christian virtues.  Here he talks about one aspect of Christian humility. "The person who is truly humble before God is also humble before God's Word.  God says he esteems the person who is humble and contrite in spirit and who… Continue reading Trembling Before the Word