The Sanctifying Effect of Truly Praising God

The Sanctifying Effect of Truly Praising God

How do the Praise Psalms intend the sanctification of God’s people?  It’s always humbling for us to acknowledge God as the source of our deliverance.  The more we refuse credit for anything in our lives, the more useful we will be to him. Moreover, the Bible says that...
Our Expectations Should be Set by Jesus

Our Expectations Should be Set by Jesus

Jesus’ words in the following text are particularly counter-cultural in evangelicalism—Matt. 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the...
We Are Accountable to Pay Attention

We Are Accountable to Pay Attention

We must understand that our accountability is largely based on our stewardship of the truth.  For instance, to hear the word of God and not do anything about what you hear is like playing with fire, because you can become more hardened by the only thing that can...
Wisdom in the Realm of Time

Wisdom in the Realm of Time

As we think about the truth that our time is limited, one of the immediate implications is that our lives and everyone else’s lives are fleeting–James 4:14…What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  This is why Moses...