Sermons on Old Testament Biblical Figures
The very nature of God is that he is eager to show his power on behalf of people who trust him.
As I was reading about Joseph's unjust imprisonment the other day, I was struck all of a sudden with the similarity and contrast between Joseph and John the Baptist.
God will reward Ruth because she has sought refuge under his wings.
The belly of a fish hardly seems like salvation. But it was.
What God is after in all his dealings with his children is a brokenhearted joy that trusts like a little child in God and returns good for evil.
It is presumptuous to assume you can counsel God about how to run a more just world.
The suffering of the righteous is not a token of God's enmity but of his love. It is not a punishment of their sins but a refinement of their righteousness.
Why did God prolong Job's suffering? Didn't his initial reaction prove his faith?
Job's worship was remarkable because it came in the midst of great suffering.
Be encouraged by the thousands of saints who have finished the race and testify, "It can be done! By faith it can be done."
You can't bless somebody if you desire their harm. If you are a follower of Jesus, you must desire the good of everyone, no matter what their race or nationality.
We're made of the same stuff as the saints of old, and they help guide us so that we persevere to the end.