Archive for May, 2015

What is your attitude toward fellow Christians?

“Our attitude to our fellow believers is a clear expression of our attitude to God and of the way we think about God.  We are to others precisely what we believe God has been to us.  The spirit of a believer that doesn’t embrace and welcome the weakest of fellow believers, betrays a spirit of judgmentalism and betrays that this is how they think of God Himself.”

-Sinclair Ferguson

The Holiness of God

“Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.

Today most people in the world comfortably assume the Lord grades on a curve. Arrogantly man parades about, confident God will disregard our “mistakes.” But Isaiah, like the other biblical authors, knew that to violate even one commandment was to be guilty of them all (James 2:10), and so he fell prostrate before the splendor of God’s holiness. We too would respond this way if we saw what Isaiah saw.

And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts! ( Isaiah 6:5)

If we ask Isaiah, ‘Whose glory did you see in your vision of the temple?’ he would reply, ‘Yahweh’s.’ But if we ask the same question of John, ‘Whose glory did Isaiah see?’ he would give the same answer—only in its fullness, ‘Jesus’ (John 12:36-43).  The most holy God took on human flesh to give us full pardon and cleansing. Let us never miss the wonder that Christ Jesus is the incarnate Creator of all.”

-Quotes from RC Sproul, Calvin, and James White

“Lead us not into temptation”

“Sometimes those who, with watchfulness and resolution have, by the grace of God, kept their integrity in the midst of temptation, have, through self-confidence, and carelessness, and neglect of the grace of God, been surprised into sin, when the hour of temptation has been over.”  Be wary after enduring one temptation that you do not give in to another (1 Cor. 10:12).

-Matthew Henry