The Inheritance of Suffering

The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the … Continue reading

The Freedom of Rules

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. –Psalm 19:7-9 We don’t normally think of God’s law as refreshing. Having a list of rules doesn’t bring joy to the hearts … Continue reading

Not Ashamed

However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. – 1 Peter 4:16 For all the good intentions, it drives me crazy to hear someone declare that they are ‘not ashamed to be a Christian.’ It’s worse when they’re actually wearing the t-shirt. My gut … Continue reading