The only thing that will pay off your sin debt is the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
Justification & regeneration are two great miracles that stand at the very heart and center of the gospel.
We must get our eyes on Christ and His perfect performance.
Thus God encouraged me, upon landing on China's shores, to bring every variety of need to Him in prayer,...
Paul describes his ministry with such exalted terminology -- "to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8).
If you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
If you have a desire for one thing then you are discontent with the other thing. For the Christian they desire Christ and therefore are discontent with the world and with sin.
James 3:16 - For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
What can happen to people who lose their peace and joy? They usually go curl up in a ball in their bedroom and become ineffective and unfruitful.
I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent.
It is sloppy Christian life if you are not reading your Bible every single day. This is the food for the soul, this is our life, our health, this is where we see Christ.
Where does the world get its peace from? -- They get it when everything is going right.
If Christ is better than the things of the world, then go after Him with abandon, be sold out for Christ.