Good morning. Grace and peace to you today.
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(Yesterday on the blog: All the Compassions of All the Tender Fathers)
This is a good one from Michele as she reflects on the fact that Tim Keller didn’t publish The Reason for God until he was 57. “The word ‘marinate’ comes to mind when I consider Keller’s years of quiet, unseen faithfulness. They were apparently no more absent of significant activity than a drop of pond water under a microscope, but they could have felt that way–without God’s microscope.”
“Some Christians think that because they love those that like them, they are being Christlike. And probably they are. In fact, some Christians outside of Christ would be unkind even to those that like them—they would give evil for good. They are rascals. I was one of those rascals before Christ. That is a change that the gospel makes in us. But that’s the low hanging fruit of sanctification. Jesus said that even unbelievers love those that love them (Luke 6:32). It’s not that hard.”
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Mitch offers 10 things that you ought to know about the fall.
Cole says that “we would do well to remember that fruit always begins as seeds. Or, to speak less cryptically, Pride Month did not happen overnight. I feel compelled to make such a statement because I live in a largely conservative small town, where most of my fellow citizens can recognize at least some of the vanity within Vanity Fair. Those who don’t know the difference between a man and a woman are ‘out there;’ we are rooted in reality. But are we?”
“Does God, like us, struggle to extend forgiveness when we ask him? Does he get caught up in his anger, like we do, and withdraw from us? Does he get frustrated by our repeated, selfish offenses against him and feel it’s necessary to put some distance between us, even for a little while?”
This is a helpful explanation as to why chromosome variations do not create additional sexes.
“And Lord Jesus, not only write your name upon the gates of my house, but engrave it at the center of my heart and my affections—on my first, and last, my earliest, and latest thoughts!”
If a man is worth nothing but money he is poor indeed. If a man have upright character he is rich.—De Witt Talmage