Do you say to yourself, “I'm single and God has forgotten me, He has not given me a spouse yet!” If that is you, may it not be so, for God numbers the very hairs on your head, He has not forgotten you.
In this video excerpt Tim Conway exhorts the believer to cry out to God for more humility, to rely upon Christ in every situation. When we do not rely upon God and seek Him first, we are in return dishonoring God.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. - 2 Corinthians 3:18
Ezekiel 22:19 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have all become dross, therefore, behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. 20 As one gathers silver and bronze and iron and lead and tin into a furnace, to blow the fire on it in order to melt it, so I will gather you in my anger and in my wrath, and I will put you in and melt you. 21 I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of my wrath, and you shall be melted in the midst of it. 22 As silver is melted in a furnace, so you shall be melted in the midst of it, and you shall know that I am the LORD; I have poured out my wrath upon you."
Psalm 5:5 - The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers.
John 3:36 - Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Basically what you're trying, is you're trying to hold onto this feeling that you've gotten. You've got this feeling and the reality, and you've heard this preaching. You've been able to spend time in the Word, and you have this feeling. And you want so much to go home and to hold onto this feeling. And so you make your entire focus of your spiritual life on whether or not you feel good. And whether or not you feel reality, and whether or not you feel strength.
Paul Washer read's an expect from Puritan John Flavel, called "The Father's Bargain".
"Here you may suppose the Father to say when driving His bargain with Christ for you:
The Father speaks. My Son, here is a company of poor, miserable souls that have utterly undone themselves and now lay open to my justice. Justice demands satisfaction for them, or will satisfy itself in the eternal ruin of them.
The Son responds. O my Father. Such is my love to and pity for them, that rather then they shall perish eternally I will be responsible for them as their guarantee. Bring in all thy bills, that I may see what they owe thee. Bring them all in, that there be no after-reckonings with them. At my hands shall thou require it. I would rather choose to suffer the wrath that is theirs then they should suffer it. Upon me, my Father, upon me be all their debt.
The Father responds. But my Son, if thou undertake for them, thou must reckon to pay the last mite. Expect no abatement. Son, if I spare them... I will not spare you.
The Son responds. Content Father. Let it be so. Charge it all upon me. I am able to discharge it. And though it prove a kind of undoing to me, though it impoverish all my riches, empty all my treasures... I am content to take it."
The making of a Son of Perdition was an apostle. The making of an apostate is a professing Christian. It's an alarming thing, is it not? You say, "Well how does he do it, Brother Currin?" I'll give you this shortly.
How often we do we slip away and be with the Lord? Is He not the lover of our souls? Oh may God put a desire in us to pray and seek the Lord, to know Him more above all else in this quickly passing earth.
Bob Jennings exhorts us to be diligent and disciplined in memorizing the Word of God, it is our weapon against sin, our encouragement in trouble, and our lens through which we can see Christ. "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11
There are such profound and incredible truths in this sermon excerpt, I greatly encourage everyone to listen to it, it has blessed me greatly to see more and more the preciousness of the blood of Christ! He sent His son to become sin for us!