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Prosperity cannot be a proof of God's favor, since it is what the devil promises to those who worship him. (Matt. 4:9)
The dominant note of biblical preaching. “I bring you good news of great joy. A Savior has been born.” Luke 2:11
Satan wants you, and God wants you. The one with sadistic hate. The other with sacrificial love.
God is the most important, most valuable, most satisfying, most all-encompassing, and most relevant reality in the world.
What is the deepest root of your joy? What God gives to you? Or what God is to you?
We are not entitled to pain-free, trouble-free life. Embracing this will ease the collision between expectation and reality.
You are free to abandon your wife when Jesus abandons his.
When all your favorite preachers are gone, and all their books forgotten, you will have your Bible. Master it. Master it.
“Everybody wants to save the world, but nobody wants to help mom with the dishes.” P.J. O'Rourke. HT, Joe Rigney
The loss of any good thing in this world by a Christian is meant to reveal that Christ is more precious than all.
Don't stop praying till the mountain has moved.
New year. New Joys. Same Jesus
“Do not be afraid, I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.” Matt. 28:6
If you are having trouble reading your Bible with deep and affecting meaning, imagine that you will die in about eight hours.
When you feel like you can’t take it any more, look to Jesus, and take it a little more.
The parable of the talents happens every day. So if you buried it yesterday, make it up today with 100% yield.
O my dear silent, crucified, sinless One, forgive my murmurs at such tiny wounds.
Founder-Teacher, Desiring God, Chancellor, BCS. Spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.
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