Paul was no lone ranger. In general church life and in gospel ministry he surrounded himself with those who would encourage and strengthen him. Sometimes, however, other Christians deeply disappointed him. His honesty about both his encouragements and his disappointments serves to warn us and
The journey of the Christian life is succinctly summarised in the psalm before us. The opening three verses capture the sudden, sovereignly-bestowed commencement of conversion, along with what is most usually a response of astonished joy. The second half of the psalm describe the ebb
A hope-filled perspective of the future enables Christians to thrive in even the most trying of circumstances.
The words of the following well-known hymn came to mind as I meditated upon the text before us: Come, every soul by sin oppressed, there’s mercy with the Lord, and he will surely give you rest by trusting in his word. Only trust him, only