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O Treasure take hold my heart

Jesus will come again and take us to himself! We will be where He is. John 14:2-3

May my treasure be eternity with Jesus so that my heart will be there also. Matt 6:21

— 2 years ago
Begrudging and Envying

We are begrudging God’s generosity, when we are jealous of the gifts He gives to others. God has the right to do anything with what is His.

Need to remember the denarius is not mine and I am dependent on grace.

Matthew 20:1-15

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
Life in Christ

Apart from Him you can do nothing.

1. Because of God’s sustaining power, we are enabled to do things- eat sleep work …

2. Because of Jesus’ work on the cross, He made us free to do the right things; He is satisfied with our doings

3. Because without Him: His creative and sustaining purpose, His approval, His saving grace, we are nothing. We simply cease to be alive.

— 2 years ago
Self Esteem?

"That self of which the conscious image (of a honest man) is not merely "low" or "poor" but twisted, maimed, tortured, ruined - can it find wholeness and healing merely by sweet affirmation? It took fire from God’s altar to cleanse Isaiah’s lips. It took the total immolation of the Lamb to take away the sin of the world. Is the cross now obsolete?" - Elisabeth Elliot

No. It’s the very thing that saves us from woe.

She continues:” I know of nothing more agitating to the soul, nothing that so unsettled and disquiets, as the contemplation of the self”.

— 3 years ago

The covenant that sustains your love 

— 3 years ago
Let’s not drift with the tide anymore

 

D. A. Carson explains:

People do not drift toward Holiness.

Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.

We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated. 

— 3 years ago with 2 notes
Humility

There is tremendous encouragement in all of this. We must learn to think of ourselves with sober judgement, not more highly than we ought. God is not looking for the powerful and successful and those who are able communicators. Instead he looks for the person who has a broken and contrite spirit. Those individuals, whether they are extroverted or introverted, humorous or melancholy, are regularly in the quiet place bowing before God’s word with a trembling heart and seeking fresh enabling from the Holy Spirit. They have been brought to see that they did not make themselves, nor did they save themselves. They are totally dependent upon God’s grace. 

Alistair Begg- Made for His Pleasure

— 3 years ago with 1 note