The Lord Jesus is more than willing to save even the worst of sinners. Are you willing to go to him so that you can have life? Satan doesn’t try to tell unbelievers that Jesus’s is unable to save. That would be much easier to refute. Instead, the lie we focus on here, as with […]
Sorrow is not a prerequisite for salvation. Learn why you shouldn’t let your feelings keep you from a life of faith. “I take you to be my lawfully wedded spouse; to have and to hold from this day forward; to love, honor, and cherish; in sickness and health, in prosperity and adversity; as long as […]
The human sense of self-worth is powerful. That’s why we spend so much time and effort proving ourselves to others. We need to show ourselves worthy of what we have, what we do, and who we are. Knowing this, Satan prevents some people from coming to Christ through embarrassment over having nothing to offer in […]
Our perspective on constant temptations can color the way we see ourselves. But we can learn to view our path toward holiness in light of God’s mercy. Imagine a panicked family member waking you in the night. You must follow them immediately. Your high-rise apartment building is unsafe. Collapse may be imminent. You join the […]
What do we do when we feel the cultural current pulling us downstream? A strong Christian fights – not systems, not institutions, and definitely not our neighbors. We fight the internal battle, the turn of our hearts downstream. We fix our eyes on truth, and we paddle against the current. Hard. And little by little, we win. Puritan author Thomas Brooks helps us get there with a few bits of timeless advice.
Thomas Brooks warns us that Satan wants us to infer an entitlement to laziness. He tempts us to believe that because Christ has won the victory for us there are no battles left to fight. But common sense and Scripture soundly refute such notions. Allow Brooks to explain his remedies against idleness and banish the enemy from this playground once and for all.
What we gain through Christ will always be greater than any loss we incur because of him. Let us be willing to bear any and every such earthly jewel or trinket that we might hold onto the pearl of great price.