Wholly Defiled (Van Dixhoorn)

In quite a few places the Bible talks about the sinfulness of mankind. Scripture does not gloss over evil or minimize sin. It describes it and explains it it most clear terms. Not only is the human heart deceitful above all things, it is also dead in sin apart from God's renewing grace (Jer. 17:9;… Continue reading Wholly Defiled (Van Dixhoorn)

When We See the Sins of Others (Watson)

(This blog post was originally published in June, 2018) Sin, of course, is not a good thing.  Sin is evil; sin is lawlessness.  However, in God’s sovereignty, he can use sin for the benefit of his people.  Paul said it very clearly: All things work together for the good of those who love God (Rom.… Continue reading When We See the Sins of Others (Watson)

Naked and Unashamed (Carson)

Here's D. A. Carson's worthwhile devotional on Genesis 2 from volume one of For the Love of God. What a strange way, we might think, to end this account of Creation: “The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame” (Gen. 2:25). Hollywood would love it: what an excuse for sexual… Continue reading Naked and Unashamed (Carson)

Bunyan on Sin, Prayer, the Sabbath, and Heaven

Today while reading through John Bunyan's "Dying Sayings" I found some quotes that I thought our readers might appreciate. Here are a few notes from Bunyan on sin, prayer, the Sabbath, and heaven: Take heed of giving thyself liberty of committing one sin, for that will lead thee to another; till, by an ill custom,… Continue reading Bunyan on Sin, Prayer, the Sabbath, and Heaven

To Be Sin For Us (Witsius)

2 Corinthians 5:21 is one of those great verses that many Christians have memorized because it is such a clear explanation of the gospel: "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (NASB). Herman Witsius, a 17th century Dutch… Continue reading To Be Sin For Us (Witsius)