Here is love, vast as the ocean, Lovingkindness as the flood, When the Prince of Life, our Ransom, Shed for us His precious blood. Who His love will not remember? Who can cease to sing His praise? He can never be forgotten, Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days. On the mount of crucifixion, Fountains opened deep and wide; Through the floodgates of God’s mercy Flowed a vast and gracious tide. Grace and love, like mighty rivers, Poured incessant from above, And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice Kissed a guilty world in love….read more
Self and the Savior can never live in one heart. He will have all, or none. So, where self is on the thrones, it cannot be expected that Christ should meekly come and sit upon the footstool. — C.H. Spurgeon What a truer statement. When people come and ask me about why they don’t see Christ in their life, often it is the person sitting in their throne that has control. Now how to say that and be politically correct is … impossible.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:6-7 We KNOW that our hearts are deceitful & incurable (Jer 17:9) but what is this “secret heart”? Could it be the hidden grace that God had prepared from the beginning of time, knowing that our own sacrifice would never be whole and we would need another? God today grant me the ability…read more
When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the Lord. Proverbs 19:3 It amazes me every day people that blame God for their trouble. Couple things in this verse stand out to me. Man’s folly: This is man’s doing, his sin, his efforts, his action, not God’s. Man’s way: This is not the way of the righteous and it is NOT God’s way, this is man causing trouble for man’s plans. Man’s ruin: “Give um enough rope they will hang themselves” was the advice I got as…read more