How firm a foundation…

The self-centred person at best will have an element of weakness and instability. But where anyone has learned to love the Lord his God with all his heart, and his neighbour as himself, then he has firm foundation for life.

Leon Morris: 1 and 2 Thessalonians: An introduction and commentary (Vol. 13, p. 77).
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

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Too much and too little…

Tom Brainerd:

One from the Archive…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:

The discontented person thinks every thing he doth for God too much, and every thing God doth for him too little.

Thomas Watson. The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 84

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A good man…

…he is not justly called a good man who knows what is good, but who loves it.

Augustine, CoG, XI.28

 

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Touch we now His garment’s hem…

Tom Brainerd:

From the Archive…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:

Isaiah 61:10…

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

At the end of our worship services, we have a ‘Prayer of Blessing,’ where we ask for Yahweh’s blessings upon us as we go out to be the City of God, hidden in plain sight in the City of Man. I start that with one verse from one of the hymns or psalms we have sung during the service.

Today, I wanted to use something else, something we don’t have in any of the three hymnals/psalters we use…the first verse of Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether:

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether,
for when humbly in…

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That all the earth may know…

Tom Brainerd:

Another from Archive.

May we yet be saved, the the earth may know…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:

Now therefore, O LORD our God, I pray, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD God, You alone. 2 Kings 19:19

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Avoid specious arguments…

Tom Brainerd:

One viewed from the Archive today…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:

Must we not all plead guilty to the fact that, though we claim to believe the whole of Scripture, in practice we frequently deny much of it by ignoring it, simply because it does not pander to the flesh, or because it disturbs us. But if we really believe this is the Word of God, we must consider it all; and especially must we be careful to avoid those specious arguments by which certain people endeavour to avoid the plain teaching of Scripture.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, p. 516

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Most sensible experience…

Tom Brainerd:

From the Archive…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:

The people of God have the most sensible experience of His attributes in their sufferings; His holiness, justice, faithfulness, mercy and all-sufficiency.

Thomas Case

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