TagFruit of the Spirit

Don’t Heal Too Lightly

How hard it is not to heal the wounds of those you love and are trying to minister to? Yet often those wounds are the first-fruits of grace. To see a soul in the first fears of the Lord and the first desperate pleadings for God’s help is a wonderful thing. Why do we then—after working so hard and lovingly—cut down the fruit when first we see it? Let grace have its work, strive not against it.

Self-Discipline

When you think of self-discipline, what type of person comes to mind? I think of a career marine officer. The type that gets up before dawn, even if there is no particular need to, and goes for a run. His bed is made, his pantry is organized, his diet is fixed. His whole life is regimented. Perhaps you think of someone else. Perhaps an Olympic athlete or a self-help guru. Don’t we know that...

What Can We Expect From God?

If we were acting by His power, we would expect our lives to be transformed into holy, righteous living sacrafices.

Random Quote

To me it seemed that the teaching of God’s Word was unmistakably clear: “Owe no man any thing.” To borrow money implied, to my mind, a contradiction of Scripture; a confession that God had withheld some good thing, and a determination to get for ourselves what He had not given.

— J. Hudson Taylor

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