In God We Trust
This morning I read a booklet by Michael Haykin of Southern Seminary titled, In God We Trust: What Is God Saying In The Midst Of This Financial Crisis. He provides a brief survey of historical financial crises, beginning with…Continue Reading
The Loving Meaning of the Leftovers
After Jesus had fed both the 5,000 and the 4,000 with only a few loaves and fish, the disciples got in a boat without enough bread for themselves.
When they began to discuss their plight, Jesus said, “Why are you…Continue Reading
Goldsworthy on Why the Reformation Was Necessary
Why I Don’t Have a Television and Rarely Go to Movies
Hope for Sexual Strugglers
David fell in 2 Samuel 11. He saw that Bathsheba was “very beautiful,” and he followed his lusts down the slope to adultery—and then even to having her husband killed.
But by 1 Kings 1, David is able to be…Continue Reading
A Tribute to My Father
My father was the happiest man I have ever known. Not that he never grumbled (he was a golfer who lost a lot of balls). But he was rooted so firmly in the glory of God’s grace that nothing could…Continue Reading
America's Debt to John Calvin
Discerning Idolatry in Desire
Most of us realize that enjoying anything other than God, from the best gift to the basest pleasure, can become idolatry. Paul says in Colossians 3:5, “Covetousness is idolatry.”
“Covetousness” means desiring something other than God in the…Continue Reading
Strong in Another’s Strength
Laziness is not the alternative to living in your own strength. Paul talks about being strong in the strength of another.
- Ephesians 6:10: “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”
- Colossians 1:29: “I toil [to…