God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Most of us know well the opening words of Psalm 46: "God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.  Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas..." (Ps. 46:1-2 CSB). This is an awesome Psalm to memorize for comfort, strength, and… Continue reading God is My Fortress, My Strength, and My Help (Boice)

Music Monday: All Thou Art Is Mine (Toplady)

On this edition of Music Monday, I want to share Augustus Toplady's hymn called "Divine Aid." I didn't have time this morning to find a tune that fits - although I'm sure they're out there. Anyway, here's the wonderful hymn. May it give you Christian comfort and hope today! 1 The power of hell, the… Continue reading Music Monday: All Thou Art Is Mine (Toplady)

A Mystery to Ourselves (Boston)

  In 2 Corinthians 12:10, Paul wrote this seemingly paradoxical phrase that many of us know well: "...That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (NLT).  How could Paul take pleasure in suffering?  How… Continue reading A Mystery to Ourselves (Boston)

With the Strength God Gives You (Or: Nothing Depends on Your Weakness)

"With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News" (2 Tim. 1:8b NLT).  Paul wrote these words to Timothy to encourage him to press on in his Christian calling despite suffering and hardship.  B. B. Warfield has some great words on Paul's encouragement to Timothy… Continue reading With the Strength God Gives You (Or: Nothing Depends on Your Weakness)

Every Real Martyr A Conqueror

One of the many volumes Abraham Kuyper wrote is called His Decease At Jerusalem.  It’s an excellent collection of devotional essays on Christ’s passion and death.  This morning I ran across the following paragraphs, in which Kuyper discussed the fact that Jesus’ followers slept while he labored in prayer concerning his upcoming suffering: “Seeing them… Continue reading Every Real Martyr A Conqueror