A Prayer of the Weak and Sinful (Luther)

Here's a prayer of Martin Luther that captured my attention today. Perhaps it will also be a blessing to you: "Lord, you know that the devil has fought me in many ways. He would have destroyed my body through tyrants, kings, and rulers, and would have destroyed my soul with his weapons and terrible temptations.… Continue reading A Prayer of the Weak and Sinful (Luther)

Some Great Quotes by Abraham Kuyper

While looking for a certain quote, I was reading through my highlights in To be Near unto God by Abraham Kuyper. I had forgotten some of the great lines in this helpful book. If you've not read it, and you want to read some Kuyper, I recommend it! Here are some of my favorite shorter… Continue reading Some Great Quotes by Abraham Kuyper

“Touched by Thy Threatenings…” (Calvin)

There are two fascinating phrases in Jeremiah 10:23 that I've read before but never really thought about in depth. These phrases are quite profound! Here they are (Jer. 10:23): I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. (ESV). The NET… Continue reading “Touched by Thy Threatenings…” (Calvin)

The Holy Spirit, Scripture, Prayer, and Holiness (Bridges)

Christians sometimes have an unclear idea what Scripture means when it calls us to holiness (Lev. 11:45, Eph. 1:4, 1 Pet. 1:15-16, etc.). What does holiness mean in our daily life? How can we grow in holiness? Jerry Bridges wrote some helpful things on this topic of Christian holiness. Here's one section of Bridges' book,… Continue reading The Holy Spirit, Scripture, Prayer, and Holiness (Bridges)

Behaviors, Addictions, and Helping One Another (Welch)

Scripture often calls God's people to help one another (1 Cor. 16:11, 2 Cor. 1:11, Phil. 4:16, 1 Thess. 5:14, etc.). One aspect of loving one another in a Christ-like way is giving others of our time, energy, and effort to help when and where help is needed. Speaking of this topic, here's how Ed… Continue reading Behaviors, Addictions, and Helping One Another (Welch)