Tag Archives: Posture

The Language of Experience

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his … Continue reading

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Marked by the Almighty

“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking … Continue reading

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John Owen on Romans

John Owen writes in the Introduction to Calvin’s Commentary on Romans: “We have set before us in this Epistle especially two things, which it behoves us all rightly to understand — the righteousness of man and the righteousness of God … Continue reading

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Living Water

“for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”  (Jeremiah 2:13 ESV) We are modern people who just walk up … Continue reading

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Lay your damnable good works down at Jesus’ feet

“this parable is really the elder brother’s. You know why? Why do you think it ends the way it does? Jesus is basically speaking to Pharisees and He’s inviting all elder brothers to listen to this appeal and to put … Continue reading

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Angry hearts aren’t free hearts

‘You shall not murder.” (Deuteronomy 5:17 ESV). This is the immoral, careless killing of another (murder), but also includes the death of another because of negligence or carelessness (manslaughter).  This verb is never used when describing killing in war so … Continue reading

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Whose agenda are you pursuing – yours or God’s?

“So I prayed to the God of heaven.” (Nehemiah 2:4 ESV) “for the good hand of my God was upon me.” (Nehemiah 2:8 ESV) “my God had put into my heart to do for Jerusalem” (Nehemiah 2:12 ESV) Nehemiah surveys … Continue reading

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Bankrupt – chapter 7 or chapter 11?

“You and I and every person in the world are spiritually bankrupt. Except for Jesus Christ, every person who has ever lived has been spiritually bankrupt. In Romans 3:10-12, Paul declared our spiritual bankruptcy in its most absolute state. We … Continue reading

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Autonomous self rule is our preferred posture

Autonomous self rule is our preferred posture.  Isaiah 47:8

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Your plan or His

““Ah, stubborn children,” declares the LORD, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without … Continue reading

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