How Humans Are Greater Than Angels
Jonathan Edwards gives three reasons why human beings, though sinful and inferior in wisdom and strength, will forever exceed angels in glory and honor:
- Angels were made to serve God by serving man, but man was made to serve God…
Update from the Pipers
Noël and I continue to be deeply thankful to our family at Bethlehem for the gift of these months away. You may recall my explanation for the leave where we said there were three components: soul, marriage and family, and…Continue Reading
Real Lasting Rest
Do you ever struggle with God’s sovereignty? Do you wonder why he has ordained for you to face the things you face? Are you ever tempted to doubt his goodness or question his love? Or do you experience rest of…Continue Reading
The Importance of Using Your Body in Worship
Jonathan Edwards says that a lack of external expression in worship can actually destroy Christian community and devotion.
Some bodily worship is necessary to give liberty to our own devotion; yea though in secret, so more when with others .…
Help Your Kids Love God with Their Hearts and Minds
Let Him Deny Himself
The Christian life is a journey to the greatest joy that exists. But "the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few" (Matthew 7:14). Why is that? Because, paradoxically, in order to pursue our…Continue Reading
Contrived Humility Vs. Humility from Faith
Have you ever found yourself in prayer pleading a case before God when you suddenly get a sick feeling that either God is not listening or he’s not willing to hear you? What do you do when that happens? Hopefully…Continue Reading
How Can God Decree Sin Without Sinning?
Jonathan Edwards offers his explanation. (See below for my attempt at restating him.)
That we should say, that God has decreed every action of men, yea, every action that they do that is sinful, and every circumstance of those actions…
Why the Law Makes Us Want to Sin More
Jonathan Edwards explains why Romans 7:8—"But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness"—happens.
[The] reason why man has the more strong inclination to moral evil when forbidden, is because obedience is submission and…