Quote of Note #53 — Irritability, Impatience, and Serving God

“I believe God cannot use many of His servants because they are full of irritability and impatience; they are fretting all the time, from morning until night.  God cannot use them; their mouths are sealed; they cannot speak for Jesus Christ, and if they have not love, they cannot work for God.” Dwight L. Moody,  … Continue reading Quote of Note #53 — Irritability, Impatience, and Serving God

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Quote of Note #51: Anxieties and Guilt

"Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith.  I don't agree at all.  They are afflictions, not sins.  Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ.  For the beginning of the Passion -- the first move, so to … Continue reading Quote of Note #51: Anxieties and Guilt

Bible Note #17 — Matthew 6:25-34 — God’s Orientation Toward Us

Some of the great truths of Scripture are not so much great doctrinal concepts as they are simple relational realities concerning God’s orientation toward us.  What Calvin says of the Lord’s Supper can, I’m convinced, be applied to this whole category of truth.  “I rather experience than understand it.” [Inst. IV. xvii. 32]  Grasping these … Continue reading Bible Note #17 — Matthew 6:25-34 — God’s Orientation Toward Us