Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One Handed

One handed typing. Holding newborn son. Helpful quote from file:
“The least sin is contrary to the law of God, the nature of God, the being of God, and the glory of God; and therefore it is often punished severely by God; and do not we see daily the vengeance of the Almighty falling upon the bodies, names, states, families, and souls of men, for those sins that are but little ones in their eyes?” p. 38
From Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Calvin on Conviction of Sin

From John Calvin's commentary on 1st Timothy:
[The] Spirit of God does not accuse or reproach us, in order to triumph over us, when we we are covered with shame, but, when we have been cast down, immediately he raises us up (p70)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Worthy Gospel

This gospel for a man with a sword at his throat is the gospel for me. This would suit me if I were dying, and it is all that I need while I am living. I look away from self, and sin, and all idea of personal merit, and I trust the Lord Jesus as the Savior whom God has given. I believe in Him, I rest on Him, I accept Him to be my all in all. Lord, I am saved, and I shall be saved to all eternity, for I believe in Jesus. Blessed be Thy name for this. May I daily prove by my life that I am saved from selfishness, and worldliness, and every form of evil.
From Charles Spurgeon's Morning by Morning. The man just had a way with words!

This website
lets you see each day's entry. Here's a link to a nice book version.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Matt Chandler

I'm just learning about Matt Chandler. I think I really like him. Check out this quote where he's talking about things that rob our joy in Christ, like sports:
If 19-year-old boys are ruining your day because of what they do with a ball, that's a problem. These things rob my affections for Christ. I want to fill my life with things that stir my affections for him. . . .
1. Clever. 2. Profound