The real test that I believe that God is love is that tragedies don't separate me from the conviction that God is love.
We [should not] make the mistake of thinking that marriage will provide the ultimate satisfaction for which we all hunger. To assume so would be to be guilty of blasphemy. Only God satisfies the hungry heart. Marriage is but one of the channels He uses to enable us to taste how deeply satisfying His thirst-quenching grace can be.
Be obedient even when you do not know where obedience may lead you
There is nothing more important to learn about Christian growth than this: Growing in grace means becoming like Christ.
True faith takes its character and quality from its object. Its strength therefore depends on the character of Christ. Even those of us who have weak faith have the same strong Christ as others!
True discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong; it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary, the essential from the indifferent, and the permanent from the transient. And, yes, it means distinguishing between the good and the better, and even between the better and the best.
Love is not maximum emotion. Love is maximum commitment.
When I know that Christ is the one real sacrifice for my sins, that His work on my behalf has been accepted by God, that He is my heavenly Intercessor - then His blood is the antidote to the poison in the voices that echo in my conscience, condemning me for my many failures. Indeed, Christ's shed blood chokes them into silence!
My security as a Christian does not reside in the strength of my faith but in the indestructibili ty of my Savior.
How do we bring glory to God? The Bible’s short answer is: by growing more and more like Jesus Christ.
Last Update: 6 December 2022
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