How do godly people respond when a church, community, city, or a country is guilty of great sin? The Biblical answer has always astounded and challenged me. When God rebuked the Israelites for their marriage to foreign women, Ezra the priest, one who was not guilty for breaking the law of intermarriage, responds, "O my … Continue reading Corporate Sin and Personal Humility
I just completed John Frame's The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. The book is a wealth of theological and spiritual insight and I highly recommend it. It now resides on my desk, ready for its most valuable contents to be recorded onto my laptop. The following quote, I believe, places all theological labor in … Continue reading The Theologian's Character: More Wisdom From John Frame
Unless the heart is broken True love to Christ cannot flow Only a heart that is broken Can the beauty of Christ know O that I would be broken Over a true sight of my sin Then real compassion and love Would flow to enemy and kin But pride is most crafty It loves to … Continue reading 'Unless the Heart is Broken'
Authenticity and sincerity are essential in the life of a Christian for two important reasons. First, the integrity of our lives will determine the strength of our witness. If we proclaim Christ and do not walk in a manner worthy of Him, unbelievers will be persuaded to continue in their unbelief since there is (apparently) … Continue reading How to Listen to a Pharisee