When I Love My God… (Augustine)

Here's a great section of Augustine's Confessions that I hope will be a good devotional thought for our readers today. I love Thee, O Lord, not with doubtful but with assured awareness. Thou hast pierced my heart with Thy Word and I have loved Thee. The heaven and earth, also, and all things which are… Continue reading When I Love My God… (Augustine)

The Lovely Fruit of Good Teaching (Baugh)

In the opening words of Paul's first letter to Timothy, he reminds his young colleague of the aim or telos of the apostles' teaching: love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5 NET). The false teachers in Ephesus neither taught nor practiced these things. But Paul… Continue reading The Lovely Fruit of Good Teaching (Baugh)

Christ Loves You Therefore He Prays for You (Boston)

Volume one of Thomas Boston's Complete Works is basically a treatise on the main Christian doctrines (God, Scripture, creation, man, etc.). Each chapter gives the biblical teaching on these topics. In his chapter on Christ's priestly office, Boston gave seven reasons why Christ continually intercedes for his people. It's a comforting reality to know that… Continue reading Christ Loves You Therefore He Prays for You (Boston)

Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

This morning while studying the incomprehensibility of God I found this great hymn by Augustus Toplady. Based on the last stanza, it could be called "Love Incomprehensible." Here it is - it's great devotional reading for the day! 1 From thy supreme tribunal, Lord,Where justice sits severe,I to thy mercy seat appeal,And beg forgiveness there.2… Continue reading Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

On Loving Other [Sinful] Christians (Watson)

Christians mess up and make mistakes - sometimes big ones!  Followers of Jesus sin and don’t always act in a kind and loving way.  Sometimes Christians are difficult to love!  However, we as God’s people are called to love each other with a fervent and forgiving love (Col. 3:12-14).  Whether in a marriage, in a… Continue reading On Loving Other [Sinful] Christians (Watson)