Far Too Easily Pleased

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

God gives us many good gifts, but it is easy to treasure gift above Giver. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the ...

Begin By Confessing Your Righteousness

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I've started going through Paul Tripp's Whiter Than Snow.  It's a book of 52 short meditations on Psalm 51.  Here's a snippet from the first one that I find immensely helpful. Here’s the point. Before you can ever make a clean and unamended confession of your sin, you have to first ...

Exercises In Self-Centeredness

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Often, my flesh thinks it needs 2 things to be happy: Everyone else to stop sinning in ways that annoy me, inconvenience me, or make me feel like I need to rebuke them or tell them to stop. Everyone else to focus on making me happy, meeting my needs, fixing my problems. Simple ...

Make War

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I've been reading through 1 Kings for the last few weeks.  Today I came across something that struck me as odd... and then it's oddness struck me as odd.  Let me explain. First Kings 18 is the famous story of Elijah vs. the Prophets of Baal... The prophets pray all day ...

Christianity = Where Sin Abounds, Grace Super-Abounds

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

CJ Mahaney's interview of Sinclair Ferguson struck me. Snippet: But on the other hand I find that, because I am a sinner, I have got to work harder intellectually and mentally to see there is an even richer vocabulary for grace. Under the principle of Romans 5:20—“where sin abounds, grace ...

All She Had To Live On

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of ...

Bookmark This

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I stumbled upon this website earlier today - it's a huge repository of quotes from Christian authors and pastors. Some quotes that struck me today: As the salt flavors every drop in the Atlantic, so does sin affect every atom of our nature.  It is so sadly there, so abundantly there, that ...

Living The Cross Centered Life

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

So I've deviated a bit from my published plan from a few weeks ago.  I'm halfway through God Is The Gospel, but it's a slow read, so I've begun reading C. J. Mahaney's Living The Cross Centered Life. This could become one of my favorite books, I think. I'll post much more ...