Marvel at the power of the risen Jesus today to subject all things to himself. Marvel that one day, at his coming, he will use this power to transform your body into a body like his. Marvel that today your citizenship is in heaven where Christ rules—or if it’s not, put it there today.
When someone is going through the meat grinder we can only know a tiny portion of what they are really experiencing. Our limited ability to know the suffering of others is what makes 2 Corinthians 7:6 so precious.
Christians who truly get the gospel discover its power again and again on a daily basis. The “living and active” nature of the Word is doing its effectual work as the Spirit convicts, renews, and reforms our lives in ways that demonstrate the transforming power of Jesus.
In Proverbs 26:4 we are commanded not to answer a fool, but in the very next verse we’re commanded to answer a fool. So do I or do I not answer a fool? This raises a larger issue about how to apply the various sayings found in the book of Proverbs.
God never changes. That's as comforting as it is sobering. Are there ways you've been turning to the wrong sources for answers and success instead of turning to God? I want to assure you that God will hear and respond to your cries to Him.
From studying Paul’s letter to the Romans, we can learn the content of the Christian faith like nowhere else in the New Testament. In his letter, Paul opens vistas to the gospel, shining a light on what we can experience by embracing and living in the Good News of Christ.
One of the most stunning scenes in the Gospel of John is when Jesus debates the Jewish leadership at the end of chapter eight and declares, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am” (8:58).
If we examine the right that God has over us, in a more general way, with regard to his intelligent creatures, we may consider God in two different ways: as Creator and Lord of all, or as moral Governor and Judge.