"He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted." ~Isaiah… Continue reading How Does Christ Describe His Soul?
"Then his wife said to him, 'Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!' But he said to her, 'You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?' In all this Job did not sin with his lips." ~Job 2:10, NASB… Continue reading The Intertwining of God’s Goodness and Our Suffering
Among the most powerful, the most beautiful, and the most convincing aspects of the Scriptures is the absolute abundance of prophecy. We see visions of greatness in Genesis' account of Joseph; we see warnings of coming judgement in Daniel and Jeremiah; we see the end of all time in Revelation. Yet, standing in the midst… Continue reading Psalm 22 and the Crucifixion Account
If I am not reading classic fiction, chances are I am reading Christian nonfiction. I gobble up apologetics, theology, and any other genre that offers worthwhile insight into the greatest Book. But the best Christian nonfiction, let me add, does not lie in the self-help section of your local Barnes & Noble. If you want… Continue reading Three Favorite Masterpieces of Christian Nonfiction
"Now, O my God, I pray Thee, let Thine eyes be open, and Thine ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. Now therefore arise, O LORD God, to Thy resting place, Thou and the ark of Thy might; let Thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let Thy godly ones… Continue reading Solomon’s Prayer, Part Four
This is a continuation of the "Solomon's Prayer" series, the last post of which you can find here. I will be discussing Second Chronicles 6:34-39 today; all quotations from the passage are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Thank you for reading! Summary of Passage Verses 34-39 of Second Chronicles 6 embody the last portion of… Continue reading Solomon’s Prayer, Part Three
This is a continuation of the first "Solomon's Prayer" post. If you haven't done so already, you can read it here before reading the second part below; I will be discussing Second Chronicles 6:22-33 today. Thank you! Summary of the Passage Verses 22-33 of chapter six record the body of Solomon's prayer. Here he intercedes… Continue reading Solomon’s Prayer, Part Two
Hello, everyone— One of the things I most enjoyed about reading through the Chronicles during my quiet time was studying the prayers of Israel and Judah's great kings (e.g., David, Hezekiah, Jehoshaphat, etc.). But the prayer that convicted me the most was that of Solomon, renowned as the wisest man ever to walk on the… Continue reading Solomon’s Prayer, Part One
"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." ~John 4:23-24 When I first heard my pastor preach John 4, something within… Continue reading Worship in Spirit and Truth
My dear Wormwood, In your last letter, you wished for more information regarding the persecution of the Enemy's church.