There was nothing more to said, nothing more to be heard, because even the words of the wise were vain and meaningless.
And then something happened that had never happened before… Here, finally, in the fullness of time, was something new, something that that was not vanity and a chasing after the wind… God does not do meaningless things.
“The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and placed me in the midst of the valley, and it was full of bones. He made me walk all around among them. I realized there were a great many bones in the valley and they were very dry… Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Israel. Look, they are saying, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope has perished; we are cut off.’”
You aren’t letting go of the steering wheel: you’re letting go of the steering *will*.
CS Lewis put it this way: “The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self—all your wishes and precautions—to Christ… The Christian way is different: harder, and easier… Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself… […]
But for the Christian, gender is not a moral category. It is not a civil right. It is a fact of creation…and we should be thankful for it.
Consider the unique way that God used a specific gender to save the world. God sent His Son into the world to be born of a woman. Not to be silly about it, but Jesus wasn’t hatched […]
Do you keep having trouble with sin? If you do, does this mean you aren’t saved? If you don’t – are you being honest with yourself? This kind of thinking almost caused me to […]
He didn’t take her on a date. He didn’t play board games with the family. The list goes on and on, different offenses to match each individual’s preferences.
But what if the offending spouse had done everything she desired for the perfect Mother’s Day? Would that really have been […]
This is part of YieldToGod’s Core Series, which sets forth the distinctives driving our perspective. In the persons of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the triune God graciously meets us and […]
Early church fathers (and mothers), along with the Protestant Reformers, saw Mary as a pivotal character in the drama of redemption. The hymn O Little Town of Bethlehem leads us to sing, “O […]
(From Dr. Witherington’s blog) Frankly put, God doesn’t ‘accept’ us as we are, because what we are is fallen and flawed sinful people. God loves us as we are, but God is […]
I’d wager its a safe bet a majority of us all will be very unhappy with the next Presidential selection. But, while He certainly isn’t causing terrible things to happen, God can […]
The following post appears at OrthoCuban’s blog. You may read the full post there. This doctrine of glorification is a basic Christian doctrine, found in the Bible (compare Biblical references affirming that “when we […]
If a person wants to get an idea about the pyramids of Egypt, he must either trust those who have been in immediate proximity to the pyramids, or he must get next […]
“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed […]
Our view of election can have profound implications for how we view others and how we seek to actively yield to God’s grace. The correct model embraced by all Christians at the […]
“Let us think of ourselves, and the inconceivably glorious salvation God has wrought for us in Christ, and is now purposing to work out and to perfect in us by His Spirit. […]