In all of these sins that we so commonly accept and tolerate, it goes back to the fact that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. It is up to us to take a hold of the victory and grace of God in humility. We must pursue diligently holiness because we have been given all that is necessary for life and godliness.
It is a command. It is a way of life. It is a lost treasure. It is the fear of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 10:20-21 – “You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise. He is your God, who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen.”
Love, and life itself, is all about the cross. Our position is found when the cross tells us who we are. The same cross changes our perspective when it interprets the world we inhabit and transforms our view of people. Finally, the cross gives us our life purpose.
Resolution: “to live with all my might while I do live.” “When I think of any theorem in divinity to be solved, immediately to do what I can toward solving it if circumstances do not hinder.” “To study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly, and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive, myself to…
“Humanity was created to glorify God, to live in communion with God, and humans are only truly happy when they fulfill this purpose.”
Wisdom is the application of knowledge gained from studying both God’s written Word and His revealed truth in Creation.
“Glorifying God is an intentional pursuit. We don’t accidentally drift into holiness; rather, we mature gradually and purposefully, one choice at a time.” – C.J. Mahaney
“Worship: To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, and to devote the will to the purpose of God.” – William Temple
God is completely sovereign. God is infinite in wisdom. God is perfect in love.
“God knoweth best what is needful for us, and all that He does is for our good [and His glory]. If we knew how much He loves us, we should always be ready to receive equally and with indifference from His hand the sweet and the bitter.”