To Christians Who Are Suffering

One thing I try to avoid on this blog is talking about myself. I am somewhat of a private person and I don't like putting much personal information in public places like this blog. But sometimes my blog posts here are directly related to things I'm going through in my own Christian walk (e.g. joy, …

The Benefits of Common Grace (Kline)

Meredith Kline's explanation of common grace is one of the best ones I've come across. It's rich because it draws on the redemptive storyline of Scripture. Understanding common grace in this way has really helped me understand God's providence as well as Christ's work of salvation from his birth (incarnation) to his return (parousia). The …

Prayer Changes Things (Sproul)

God uses our prayers as a means to his ends. Our prayers are not pointless; they fit in with God's sovereign providence and plan. There is mystery here to be sure. We are finite creatures and many of God's ways and thoughts are far, far beyond us. But the Bible does teach that God hears …

Music Monday: “The Promise May Be Long Delayed…” (Cowper)

Here's a good hymn for God's people who are patiently waiting for his help and aid. It was written by William Cowper and is called, "The Lord Will Provide" (Gen. 22:14). Note: the third stanza is a reference to the story in 1 Samuel 23 where God providentially delivered David from Saul's sword and army. …

Why Does God Allow Temptations?

Sometimes a child of God asks, "Why does God allow me to be tempted?" Or "Why does God permit indwelling sin to remain in me? Why do I still struggle with these dark sins?" Those are good but difficult questions. Many Christians have asked those kinds of questions before, so if they've come to your …

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