Killing Them Softly
Compassion That Warms Satan’s Heart
May 24, 2019
If he can, Satan will suck even these seven words dry, rendering them poetic and meaningless: “God works all things together for good.”
The Father’s Way
When Good Parents Say Yes and No
Mar 27, 2023
If we love our children, we sometimes must say no. But we would do well to think carefully about how, and how often, we say no.
My Son, Give Me Your Heart
The First Desire of Fruitful Parenting
Mar 13, 2023
An ancient proverb teaches us that we are to aim at more than just our children’s obedience. More than anything, we want their hearts.
Think It Not Strange
Navigating Trials in the New America
Jan 1, 2016
A diverse team of contributors joins together to help Christians prepare for the trials, opposition, and even persecution that may lie ahead.
The Deepest Part of You
How Feelings Relate to Choices
Jan 20, 2022
How much do our feelings reveal who we are? What might we learn from a seeming disagreement between John Piper and C.S. Lewis.
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?
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.
Submit Your Felt Reality to God
May 19, 2022
Our own sense of reality is not the same as reality itself. And simply recognizing that distinction can be the first step toward aligning our thoughts and emotions with God’s word.
Resisting a Common Temptation
May 21, 2023
How often is there a hitch in your obedience, or an edge to your obedience, or self-pity in your obedience?
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.
The Excuses We Make for Sin
Mar 22, 2017
Satan is happy when you ignore your sin — and even happier when you believe your sin is someone else’s fault.
How to Make Any Love a Demon
Jan 18, 2020
True compassion moves toward the hurting — without getting swallowed by their grief.
Trials Prove True Joy
What Jesus Says About Happiness
Jan 8, 2022
Joy is not always a sign of spiritual vitality and strength. Some joy wears away quickly and easily, while other joy endures, even through difficult days.
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.
Kneeling Among Lions
Learning to Pray Like Daniel
Mar 20, 2022
Before Daniel courageously survived the lions’ den, he courageously knelt before his God. What can we learn from his brave prayer?
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?
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 Harmful Medicine
How Subjectivism Poisons a Society
May 9, 2022
The surest way to give the world over to evil is to begin to deny such evil exists. And this is exactly what we have begun doing.
More Shocking Than Christ
Why We Call Jesus Lord
Dec 5, 2021
When the New Testament writers call Jesus “Lord,” they often mean much more than “ruler” or “king.” They mean Yahweh himself.
He Sang in the Belly of the Earth
Holy Saturday in Hades
Apr 20, 2019
What did the dead Jesus do on Saturday? He sang in the belly of the earth.
Three Objections to Fairy Tales and C. S. Lewis's Response
Jul 6, 2011
C.S. Lewis loved fairy stories. He thoroughly believed that “sometimes fairy stories say best what needs to be said” (the title of one of his essays). And, as we’ve seen, Lewis rejected the modern association of fairy tales with…
Envy and Rivalry in Ministry
The Great Danger Facing the Young, Restless, and Reformed
Mar 18, 2015
And behold, I saw a white horse. Its rider’s name was Success, and Envy followed him. Envy is a movement killer. And if you ask me, it is probably the fundamental danger facing the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement in…
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.
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Questioning How We Frame Reality
Mar 12, 2022
Are you ever perplexed that two people can experience the same event and come to very different conclusions about what happened?
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A digest from Desiring God