No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. (Matthew 5:15) We received one of the dearest testimonies from a veteran Blue Letter Bible user, Dr. Glenn Craft.
Then, again, permit me to say, how are you to prove your love to Christ or to his church if you refuse to pray for men? “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren” (1 John 3:14 KJV).
The following is adapted from Charles Spurgeon’s class devotional Morning and Evening. “Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer.” (Psalm 66:20) In looking back upon the character of our prayers, if we do it honestly, we shall be filled with wonder that God has ever answered them.
“Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.” (Psalm 51:1-2) This psalm was born out of a tragic story, that of David’s fall into gross sin. David had committed […]
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth that is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through […]
Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a British missionary to China and the founder of the China Inland Mission (currently OMF International). Against all odds and many criticisms, he moved to China at the age of 21 and went to unconventional lengths (such as wearing native Chinese clothing—considered a scandal by many Western missionaries of his day) […]
The following is adapted from Charles Spurgeon’s devotional Morning and Evening, available at the BLB alongside many other free devotional studies. “Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.” —Lamentations 3:41 PRAYER TEACHES US The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as […]
You may have heard this quote before: “What a man is in secret, in these private duties, that he is in the eyes of God and no more…” —John Owen, Indwelling Sin in Believers (1667). While reading this morning, I found a similar quote. It really hit home: “It is in secret, not in public, […]
Charles Spurgeon: Then, again, permit me to say, how are you to prove your love to Christ or to his church if you refuse to pray for men? “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.” If we do not love the brethren, we are still dead. I […]