Christians habitually weep and pray over beautiful truth, only to draw back from that same truth when it comes to the difficult job of putting it into practice! Actually, the average church simply does not dare to check its practices against biblical precepts. It tolerates things that are diametrically opposed to the will of God, and if the matter is pointed out to its leaders, they will defend its unscriptural practices with a casuistry equal to the verbal dodgings of the Roman moralists....
Bible Verses: Revelation 3
If you would see souls converted, if you would hear the cry that "the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord;" if you would place crowns upon the head of the Saviour, and his throne lifted high, then be filled with zeal. For, under God, the way of the world's conversion must be by the zeal of the church. Every grace shall do exploits, but this shall be first; prudence, knowledge, patience, and courage will follow in their places, but zeal must lead the van. It is not...
Bible Verses: Revelation 3:19
As many as I love. Is this the voice which has just been giving expression to such intensity of holy disgust? "Well may we marvel at the modulations of which it is susceptible. Ah, if there had not been love somewhere in thy heart, thou wouldst not have threatened the Laodiceans with ignominious ejection, but wouldst have cast them forth without any words of condescending reproach. Thou sawest how that confusion and alarm were being borne by thy words to their hearts, and how they began to...
Bible Verses: Revelation 3:19-20
I correct and discipline everyone I love. Take this seriously, and change the way you think and act. (Revelation 3:19 GWT)
There is the big
question which is always confronting us as to why is it that some leap into
the light and go on, and others do not, but always lag behind, and never seem
to see any more? Is it that there is a selectiveness on the part of God, a...
My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives. § Just as a father the son in whom he delights. § He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole. § Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. § I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.He does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of...
Bible Verses: Revelation 3:19Hebrews 12:5Hebrews 12:6Proverbs 3:12Job 5:181 Peter 5:6Isaiah 48:10Lamentations 3:33Psalms 103:10Psalms 103:11Psalms 103:12Psalms 103:13Psalms 103:14
You say, “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing”— and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. § The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, their tongues fail for thirst. I, the Lord, will hear them;...
Bible Verses: Luke 1:53Revelation 3:17Revelation 3:18Revelation 3:19Matthew 5:6Isaiah 41:17Psalms 81:10John 6:35
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