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Feb 23, 2020

Scripture Reading: Luke 6:43-49

From the time of Cain, sinful people have the tendency to substitute religious activity for an obedience of the heart.  King Saul sacrificed animals from the spoil of war, but God had commanded that these animals be destroyed.  Samuel challenged Saul by saying, "To obey is better than...

Feb 16, 2020

Scripture Reading: Psalm 111

We are commanded in the Scriptures to delight in God. "Delight yourself in the LORD" (Psa 37:4); "Rejoice in the Lord" (Phil 3:1; 4:4).  This joy is one of the characteristics that the Holy Spirit is working in Christians, according to Galatians 5:22-24.  This emotion must not be confused...

Feb 9, 2020

Attribute: Soli Deo Gloria - God's own purpose

At the bottom of his musical compositions, Johann Sebastian Bach, would write three capital letters . . . SDG.  George Frederic Handel did the same at the end of his writing "The Messiah" oratorio.  The letters stood for the Latin words soli Deo gloria . . . glory to God...

Feb 2, 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 29:11


the notion that God is King over His creation and that, as King, He has the right to rule over it.


the outworking of God's sovereignty, by which He sustains His creation and orders the events of history and of our lives to bring about His intended...

Jan 26, 2020

Attribute of God: Patience

Not all books on the attributes of God have a separate section or chapter on the patience of God, but Stephen Charnock (1628-1680) in his massive classic The Existence and Attributes of God dedicates 52 pages to the subject.  Repeatedly in the Scriptures we see the description of God that is...