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How to know if you are married to the right person. Short answer: Look at the name on the marriage certificate.
“Even in laughter the heart may ache.” Proverbs 14:13
“If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.” Isaiah 7:9
Parents who prefer their child marry an unbeliever of the same race over a believer of a different race, have lost their Christian mind.
“Do not fear what this people fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” Isaiah 8:12
I am astonished at people who say they believe in God but live as if happiness is found by giving him 2% of their attention.
Lord, deal Satan a massive blow tomorrow, by rescuing hundreds of thousands from darkness into your saving light. Acts 26:18
“Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”? Proverbs 20:9
“The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied.” Proverbs 19:23
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
"Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him."(Proverbs 30:5)
Satan wants you, and God wants you. The one with sadistic hate. The other with sacrificial love.
The more the church sounds and feels like the culture the less people will feel the need to go.
God is the most important, most valuable, most satisfying, most all-encompassing, and most relevant reality in the world.
“Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have ample bread.” Prov. 20:13 Work while it is day.
If you reject the Bible as your final authority, what is your final authority? Get that clear. For God will ask you in the end.
We are not entitled to pain-free, trouble-free life. Embracing this will ease the collision between expectation and reality.
Founder-Teacher, Desiring God. Chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary. Advocate for serious joy in God through Jesus Christ at any cost.
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