Do You Mourn Over Sin, or the Consequences of Sin?
Repentance includes a sorrow over sin, but it is actually possible to sorrow over sin without hungering after righteousness.
Blessed Are Those Who Hunger
When a person becomes a true Christian, they have been changed at the deepest level; in particular, they've been changed down to the level of their appetites and desires.
Blessed Are the Meek
An essential characteristic of someone who wants to follow Jesus Christ and call themselves a Christian is meekness. When we think of meekness...
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
The Christian life is full of paradoxes; one, in particular, is that our lives are full of joy but also full of mourning.
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
Before we can properly understand the Sermon on the Mount we need to understand the first beatitude: poor in spirit.
Looking For Loopholes to Avoid Unwanted Duties?
When it comes to obeying God, are you seeking to obey Him as close as you can from a heart of love, or are you constantly looking for loopholes...
The Question A Christian Should Never Ask
Jesus Christ came to inaugurate a Kingdom that consists of people who have been inwardly changed and made righteous.
Is Your Hope on the Joy of Heaven?
What one of your hopes do you want to come to pass more than all the rest? Is your ultimate hope fixed on the joy of seeing Christ in heaven?
Faith Is Not Like Sitting In a Chair!
Have you ever heard the illustration that says faith in Christ is like sitting in a chair? That's not faith; that is just doing statistical analysis and realizing...
Don’t Trust in Testimonies, Feelings, or Experiences
A common device of the devil is to get Christians to doubt the genuineness of their conversion based on their testimony, feelings, or experiences.
True Christianity is Seeing God Work, Not Man
Our lives as Christians should be full of activity, but we need the sober reminder that we desperately need God to be the One empowering our activity.
Psalm 22 Richly Pictures Christ’s Death on the Cross
Psalm 22 is not primarily about David but it is about Jesus Christ on the Cross. We see aspects of the Cross here that should cause us to all the more glory in Christ’s death on our behalf.
Proverbs: The Excellent Wife
The book of Proverbs provides us invaluable wisdom on godly qualities that a man should be looking for in a prospective wife, as well as qualities that every...
Does God’s Sovereignty Discourage You?
Does the doctrine of God's sovereignty discourage you? The truth of God's control over all things should be a massive source of encouragement and strength.
Is The Gospel of Peace on Your Feet?
He’s promised that all who call upon Him will be saved. This is the Gospel of Peace that we need to have constantly on our feet.
Why Do the Gospels Record Things Differently?
Anyone who reads the four gospels in the Bible will soon realize that some things are said differently in one gospel from another.
Serpents, Scorpions, and Prayer
In all of the accounts of the Bible that concern prayer, one of the most encouraging sections is what Jesus teaches in Luke 11:9-13.
Can I Dislike a Brother or Sister in Christ?
We are commanded to love the brethren, love our neighbor, and love our enemies. Do love and like mean the same thing?
We Need To Lay Aside Our Besetting Sins
The Bible mentions besetting sins, but we need to remember that when it mentions them, it tells us to lay them aside.
God’s Glory as Law Giver
God is a God who communicates and He communicates to us His will through His laws. 1 Timothy 1:11 - in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.