We Have No Good Beyond God

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(The following is adapted from our F.E. Marsh commentaries)

The believer in Christ must always say, along with the Psalmist, “I have no good apart from you” (Psalm 16:2 ESV). Consider the way this fleshes out in the following truths:

1. In ourselves there is no good thing…

“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.”
(Romans 7:18 )

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Persecution: An Unpopular Promise

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“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
(2 Timothy 3:12)

This promise in 2 Timothy 3 guarantees persecution for serious believers in Jesus Christ. In a church world where many treasure comfort and popularity, this promise is not well-received. READ MORE

Luther: We need God to keep us humble

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"God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6) The ministers of the Gospel should be men who are not too easily affected by praise or criticism, but simply speak out the benefit and the glory of Christ and seek the salvation of … READ MORE

E-Book Sale: Wayne Grudem

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The leadership at Blue Letter Bible places a priority on discipleship for our staff. Since our ministry here involves helping others grow in their understanding of God's Word—through the BLB's tools and resources—we want to make sure that we are gro … READ MORE