Psalm 121 is a treasure of promise for the suffering believer, whose “help comes from the Lord ” (verse 2). After personally celebrating Yahweh’s guardianship in verses 1–2, the psalmist turns to give assurance to others in verses 3–8. He…Continue Reading
Blog Posts on The Sovereignty of God
"Defending the Faith in the Public Arena" — this is the topic of John Piper's message delivered at a 2004 gathering of the National Religious Broadcasters. We recently obtained this audio and commend it to you now. Its relevance hasn't…Continue Reading
There is a murderous logic to those who advocate aborting children with disabilities. It goes something like this:
- People with disabilities suffer in this world. Abortion is a kindness that prevents such suffering.
- The caregivers (primarily parents) of children with…
The supremacy of God, in the words of Louis Berkhof, means "[God] rules as King in the most absolute sense of the word, and all things are dependent on him and subservient to him." God reigns. That's the point. God…Continue Reading
"Providence" is not a word we commonly use.
This is true today and it was true in 1995 when John Piper introduced a ten-part course at Bethlehem Baptist Church on "The Providence of God."
The ten messages were recorded on…Continue Reading
One of the great benefits of vacation is that there are no deadlines for being done with devotions. I can start and go as long as I want. If the Bible plan says four chapters (which it does), I can…Continue Reading
John Flavel, in 1678, instructs readers to see God as the author of all circumstances in life, including suffering:
Set before you the sovereignty of God. Eye Him as the Being infinitely superior to you, at whose pleasure you and all…
Quoting Psalm 2, the early church in Acts 4 prays in a way that shows how the rage and plotting of God’s enemies are in vain.
Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of…
For most of my life I sailed right through the healing passages in the Bible. They were all great stories, but with little actual impact on my life or my conception about God:
- The healing of the paralytic who was…