For Reading and Meditation: Romans 8:28-39
What is God's great goal in the universe to which His energies are devoted? We have it in our text for today.The Living Bible puts this best and I have no hesitation in saying that although it is not regarded as a true translation (it is rather a paraphrase), its rendering of
Bible Verses: Romans 8:28-39Romans 8:29Romans 8:28Romans 8:291 Corinthians 1:1-31Colossians 2:3
For Reading and Meditation: Mark 15:16-39
I cannot believe that God would write a law of "saving by sacrifice" within our hearts and evade it Himself. The psalmist asks: "Does he who formed the eye not see?" (Psalm 94:9). And Browning said: "He that created love, shall He not love?" We might add: "He that created...
Bible Verses: Mark 15:16-39Psalms 94:9John 19:1-151 Corinthians 1:1-231 Corinthians 2:2-8
For Reading and Meditation: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Another of the chief differences between Christianity and the world's religions, and something which adherents of other faiths find a major stumbling block, is the cross, which humbles all pride and dashes all hope of self-salvation. It also speaks of the tremendous and uncalculating generosity of God in...
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31Galatians 6:1-14Ephesians 2:14-16Colossians 1:20
IT is unlawful to glory in ourselves, our descent, our possessions, our connections, or doings; if we glory it must be in the Lord. We must glory in Him as gracious and merciful, exercising loving-kindness and tender mercies in the earth; in what He is to His people, their God, their portion, and their Friend; in what He has for us, has already given to us, and will without doubt bestow upon us. In Christ, as crucified for our sins, raised for our justification, and ascended to heaven in...
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:31
Walk the streets by moonlight, if you dare, and you will see sinners then. Watch when the night is dark, and the wind is howling, and the picklock is grating in the door, and you will see sinners then. Go to yon jail, and walk through the wards, and mark the men with heavy over-hanging brows, men whom you would not like to meet at night, and there are sinners there. Go to the Reformatories, and note those who have betrayed a rampant juvenile depravity, and you will see sinners there. Go...
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:28
Man's intellect seeks after rest, and by nature seeks it apart from the Lord Jesus Christ. Men of education are apt, even when converted, to look upon the simplicities of the cross of Christ with an eye too little reverent and loving. They are snared in the old net in which the Grecians were taken, and have a hankering to mix philosophy with revelation. The temptation with a man of refined thought and high education is to depart from the simple truth of Christ crucified, and to invent, as...
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:30
If a carpenter can take waste, scrap lumber and make a splendid piece of furniture out of it, it brings more credit to him than if he uses only the finest of materials. So when God uses things that are foolish, worthless and weak to accomplish glorious results, it magnifies His skill and power. People cannot attribute the success to the raw materials; they are forced to confess that it can only be the Lord who deserves the credit.
The book of Judges provides repeated illustrations of...
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:27Judges 3:12-30
The Bible is full of paradoxes, that is, truths that seem contrary to what we would normally suppose or truths that seem to contradict one another. G. K. Chesterton maintained that paradox is truth standing on its head to attract attention. Here are a few of the paradoxes trying to attract our attention.
We save our lives by losing them; we lose our lives by loving them (Mark 8:35).
We are strong when we are weak (
Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 6:9Mark 8:352 Corinthians 12:10John 15:5Romans 6:17-20Acts 20:35Proverbs 11:241 John 3:91 John 1:8Genesis 32:24-281 Peter 5:5Psalms 4:1Jeremiah 48:112 Corinthians 6:101 Corinthians 1:20-21Matthew 6:19
Some in the church in Corinth were trying to make the Gospel intellectually respectable. Their preoccupation with the wisdom of this world made them sensitive to those aspects of the Christian message which were offensive to the philosophers.
There was no thought of their abandoning the faith, only of redefining it so that it would be more palatable to the scholars.
Paul came down hard on this attempt to marry the world's wisdom to God's. He knew only too well that the achieving...
Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 1:21
The wisdom of God is a thread that runs all through the Bible. For example! "With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding…With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his" (Job 12:13; Job 12:16). "O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of...
Bible Verses: Romans 16:27Job 12:13Job 12:16Psalms 104:24Proverbs 3:19Daniel 2:201 Corinthians 1:211 Corinthians 1:30Romans 16:19Ephesians 5:15-16Matthew 10:16
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