God Honored

It's this time of year that the countryside writes in cursive. To be sure, the blocked, cold and all capped letters of winter carry their own grace in their clear, blunt communication, but it's late summer and fall that swings it's branches and flowers in loops and criss-crosses and its grass and gardens in all… Continue reading God Honored

Precious Remedies

Thomas Brooks, an eminent 17th century puritan pastor, penned one of the most practical and helpful books on the Christian life ever printed--Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices. In it we find ripe fruit from Brooks methodical labors in scouring scripture for Satan's wiles and our Heavenly Father's remedy for this cunning adversaries' afflicting actions. We… Continue reading Precious Remedies

Let the Heart Then Say ‘I Rely On God Alone’

In his work titled Temptation Resisted and Repulsed John Owen (1616-1683) heartily exhorts his reader on a host of varied occasions to fly to Christ in the midst of temptation. On a previous Sunday evening I was particularly encouraged by Owen in reading the following excerpt as it helped to shake me from the dangerous… Continue reading Let the Heart Then Say ‘I Rely On God Alone’

Self-Control Is the Greatest Virility

The book of Proverbs is replete with instructions and exhortations, many specifically to young men, so it is unsurprising that the book includes many a pointed word addressing a virtue so needed in men today––self-control. This fruit of the spirit is lifted high above success, reputation, physical strength, wealth, expertise etc. and gilded with the… Continue reading Self-Control Is the Greatest Virility