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)

Music Monday: Love, Grace, and Missions

The hymn "How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place" is one of those songs that touch the hearts of many Christians. It covers the great themes of God's redeeming love, his sovereign grace, and the prayer for others to come and enjoy God's great feast. Isaac Watts wrote this song in 1707. The tune is… Continue reading Music Monday: Love, Grace, and Missions

Loving God, Neighbor, and Self (Augustine)

In several chapters of Book 1 in On Christian Doctrine, Augustine discusses love: love of God, love of neighbor, love of self. I thought Augustine had some helpful reflections on these loves. Here are some selections from these chapters: Seeing, then, that there is no need of a command that every man should love himself… Continue reading Loving God, Neighbor, and Self (Augustine)