Give Thanks and Give More
A Guide to Joyful Generosity
Nov 23, 2021
Generosity isn’t first about giving more, but about receiving better. If you want to be a more generous giver, ask God to make you a more grateful receiver.
Courage for Normal Christians
Nov 7, 2021
Courage is not the character trait of super-Christians; it is the God-empowered gift of every child of God.
Beware the Anger of Your Soul
How to Restrain Ungodly Passion
Oct 17, 2021
As we feel the temperature of our souls rising, we need to stop and remind ourselves that ungodly anger will only add iniquity to our injury.
Our Lives in His
How Justification Leads to Holiness
Oct 5, 2021
Does our right standing before God depend on our becoming more like Jesus, or does our becoming more like Jesus flow from our right standing before God?
Pray and Obey Anyway
How God Meets Us in the Valley
Sep 19, 2021
Do you want to know what devastates the halls of hell? A Christian who feels abandoned by God and yet still believes, still prays, still loves, still obeys.
Overseers of Souls
Why Elders Must See and Act
Sep 4, 2021
Some elders fail to see the threats to their flocks. Others fail to act on what they see. Faithful shepherding means seeing well and taking responsibility.
The Cracks in Our Debates
Lessons from Lewis on Disagreement
Aug 25, 2021
Friendships, families, and churches divided over the events of the last year. We may have preserved more unity if we were better equipped to disagree.
How to Test Our Motivations
Aug 6, 2021
Ambition can be a wonderful servant, and a cruel master. How do you discern when a holy ambition has become an oppressive one?
The Bright Side of Futility
Jul 26, 2021
Rather than run from God out of a sense of futility, perhaps we might see in that sense of futility an invitation to come home and rest in him.
A Safe Place for Sinners to Change
Six Marks of Gospel Presence
Jul 14, 2021
Caring for someone battling persistent sin can be hard. Wise friends and counselors know how to maintain compassionate stability while firmly confronting sin.
The Confusing and Perfect Love of Christ
Jul 5, 2021
Sometimes the hardest part of following Jesus is waiting for him to help, to heal, to answer. His delays, however, are expressions of his love.
Weep, But Also Rejoice
Soul Care in a Favorite Story
Jun 26, 2021
Stories can help us to gain perspective, to step outside of our own lives in order to reflect on reality. And they can help us care for one another in grief.
A Most Offensive Love
The Hard Sayings of a Kind Savior
May 27, 2021
When Jesus speaks a hard word, some stop following. But others press through the hard saying to see and enjoy more of him.
What Does the Lord Require of Me?
The Ten Commandments and Christian Ethics
May 19, 2021
The Ten Commandments open a wide and wonderful window into who God is, and what it means for us to live and love like him.
A Reader’s Guide to a Christian Classic
May 11, 2021
Jonathan Edwards’s ‘Religious Affections’ is a tremendous book — and potentially devastating. Here are ten things to know before reading Edwards’s classic.
Where Do We Disagree?
Golden Rule Reading and the Call for Empathy
Apr 12, 2021
Whatever you read, wherever you read, ask yourself, “Am I doing unto authors as I would have them do unto me?”
Some Lose God While Serving God
A Subtle Danger in Christian Ministry
Mar 26, 2021
How many have lost Christ while doing much for Christ? They evangelize, do good works, defend the truth, and yet in the process, forget their first love.
Everything Is Providential
C.S. Lewis on the Symphony of History
Feb 27, 2021
When we think of the providence of God, we may think of names like Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, and Owen, but have we overlooked C.S. Lewis?
More Than a Battle
How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust
Feb 2, 2021
The struggle with lust is a fierce battle, an enslaving addiction, and a deep brokenness. Rigney shows us that through the gospel it is the Holy Spirit that gives us victory, sets us free, and heals our wounds.
What We Still and Will Believe
The Precious Clarity of Enduring Creeds
Dec 1, 2020
From the beginning, the church has strived to summarize and clarify what she believes in creeds and confessions, to guard us from error and to bind us together.
What Makes a Man — or a Woman?
Lost Voices on a Vital Question
Sep 9, 2020
What makes a man, or a woman? God has not left us without answers, or without multiple witnesses to those answers.
Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?
Aug 25, 2020
At the heart of the Christian life is a tension between the supremacy of God over all things and the enjoyment of all things for his sake.
Do You Feel My Pain?
Empathy, Sympathy, and Dangerous Virtues
May 2, 2020
Empathy has become a more popular virtue than sympathy in recent decades. But the shift does not come without its dangers.
How to Make Any Love a Demon
Jan 18, 2020
True compassion moves toward the hurting — without getting swallowed by their grief.
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A digest from Desiring God