To prepare a child of his for usefulness, the Lord allows deep #suffering and difficult circumstances. God proves his people and works toward their #growth, so that they may glorify him in the world.
Clever yet superficial quote on Twitter by one Sinclair Ferguson: “Baptism didn’t die on the cross for your sins.” Does anybody claim this? The Bible does say that without #baptism you cannot be forgiven of your sins in Christ. It’s so plain that religious folk who reject baptism have to resort to ridicule to hide their lack of argument.
Whenever you see someone outside the body of Christ, think: “This person needs the Good News.” Expand that to this: “This person needs to hear the Good News.” Expand that further still to this: “This person needs to hear the Good News from me.” If not from you, then from whom?
#evangelism #gospel #mission
“Jehovah’s standards are high, but they are ever far more reasonable than men’s.”
—G.C. Morgan, Exposition of the Whole Bible, 230 (on Psa 26).
#purity #standards #God
A measure of one’s seriousness about God’s #mission to save is how much one is willing to forego in order to reach the lost.
Remember: Having a morning devotional does not consist of checking your Twitter lists of Bible, prayer, and church.
On the day of judgment, no one will hear pronounced from the throne, “Well said!”
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master'” Mt 25.21.
#judgment #deeds #salvation