Guide us, Lord, by Your light and Your truth (Psalm 48:14; Psalm 43:3). Let Your light shine into our darkness. Let Your truth lift us out of the way that leads away from You and into the way that leads to You. Lead us to Jesus – He is “the Way, the Truth and the […]Read More Guide us, Lord, by Your light and Your truth.
John 11:45-12:36 The Pharisees are developing their wicked plan. God is fulfilling His saving purpose (49-53). The voice of ‘common sense’ is not always the voice of the Lord (4-6). There is a higher wisdom than ‘common sense’. We are to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He leads us to put Jesus at the […]Read More God’s great plan of salvation
“We give thanks to You, O God … I will rejoice for ever, I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. Make your vows to the Lord your God, and perform them” (Psalm 785:1,9; Psalm 76:11). Teach us, Lord, that true rejoicing in You is more than singing praise to You. Teach us to live […]Read More Teach us, Lord, that true rejoicing in You is more than singing praise to You. Teach us to live what we sing.
Lord, You send ‘Your blessing’ when Your people gather together for worship: ‘How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!’ (Psalm 133:1,3). Many people like to think of themselves as ‘believers’, yet they show no interest in worshipping together with Your people. What does Your Word say about this? – ‘Let […]Read More Lord, You send ‘Your blessing’ when Your people gather together for worship.
Touch our hearts, Lord, with Your love. So often, our hearts are hard. How can this hardness be broken down? You must do it. We can’t do this for ourselves. We can’t do this by ourselves. It’s Your love that changes us. It’s Your love that makes us new. Open our hearts to Your love. […]Read More Touch our hearts, Lord, with Your love.
As well as Berkouwer’s ‘Studies in Dogmatics’, there are the interesting books – The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth & A Half Century of Theology. Reading the first title makes some inclined to connect Berkouwer with Barth. We should be careful at this point. Though he has clearly studied Barth’s works […]Read More A Little Bit about "The Triumph of Grace … " and "A Half Century … "
Colossians 1:9 “Spiritual wisdom” is “knowledge of God’s will.” It doesn’t take us up into the clouds – and leave us there. It lifts us up – and it puts our feet back on the ground again. Spiritual wisdom isn’t just knowing a lot about God. It’s learning to do His will.Read More Spiritual Wisdom – Knowing And Doing God’s Will