We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him. God acquits the guilty. That is the gospel! But how can it be right for God to do that?
It is not wrong to want evidence for our faith. Belief is not groundless. But there is an evil in demanding signs beyond what a humble and open heart would require.
Gratitude is not an act of will power but the glad response of one who acknowledges grace.
It is a supreme irony that the people at the cross should look on the dying Savior and mock him with their own misunderstanding of this saying.
The reason there is a Christmas is because God aims to destroy something.
God is more powerful than all the gods and he is more powerful than all the nations. On God's side you cannot lose.
Will the pain of losing all that you have on earth fade at the prospect of seeing and being with Christ?
It is not out of antiquarian allegiance that we love the truth—even the hard ones. It is out of love to Christ and to the people who need his truth.
Sometimes we are prepared to see what we see and sometimes our minds have to be changed before we can accept reality.
Those who break covenant with God forfeit any claim on his promises.
There are two reasons (at least) why God hates for man to boast in man.
What characteristics ought to mark the life of a Christian sojourner?
Christ purchased privileges for the children of believers. But he did not guarantee their salvation.
No sorrow in the Christian's life will end ultimately in grief. Jesus' blood will have the final say.