Adoption Through Propitiation

Scripture See how great a love the Father has given to us, that we would be called children of God; and we are. ~1 John 3:1, LSB Quote The New Testament gives us two yardsticks for measuring God’s love: the cross {propitiation} and sonship {Adoption}. ~J.I. Packer I had not given it any thought before…

Neutrality

Scripture “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” ~Luke 11:23, NKJV Quote Neutral men are the devil’s allies. ~Edwin Hubbel I was having a discussion with a liberal {democrat} and he said, “Everything is not black and white. There is a gray area.” I…

The Thief and The Tyrant

Scripture Do not fret because of evildoers; Do not be jealous of the wicked. For there will be no future for the evil one; The lamp of the wicked will go out. ~Proverbs 24:19-20, LSB Quote Jealously begins with full hands; it is fueled by the fear of loss. Envy begins with empty hands, lamenting what it does…

Saving Yourself

Scripture “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. ~Luke 9:24, LSB Quote Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead.…

The Heart Of The Matter

  Scripture Guard your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. ~Proverbs 4:23, LSB Quote The eye of God is principally fixed upon the heart. ~John Flavel Saul had the physical statue of a king but he did not have the heart. For this reason the LORD said to Samuel {before…

The Immutibility of God

Scripture “For I, Yahweh, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” ~Malachi 3:6, LSB Quote God does not change: His character does not change, His truth does not change, his purposes do not change. He is forever the same. ~J.I. Packer We called my Daddy’s mother mawmaw. She was born…

Who Is Eric Arthur Blair?

Scripture “What is truth?” Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime.” ~John 18:38, NLT Quote Marxism was never about achieving an egalitarian society. It is always about the pursuit of raw power. ~Russel A. Berman Who in thunder is Eric Arthur Blair?…

Knowing God Part II

Scripture I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. ~John 15:15, NLT Quote Being a servant can be a matter of shame or pride; it depends on who you are serving. ~J.I. Packer {Knowing…

The Good Old Days

Scripture Don’t long for “the good old days.” This is not wise. ~Ecclesiastes 7:10, NLT Quote The good old days are a product of selective memory. We remember the good but block out the bad. ~Ya’Akov I hope you don’t mind me thinking out loud. I find myself longing for the good old days. I was…