Category Archives: Sanctification

“Glory”: Reflections on John 17

Reading John 17, I’ve always felt there are depths of riches to be mined here than far surpass our abilities (mine to be sure!). In fact, so much so sometimes this chapter can be intimidating. But as I’m reading through … Continue reading

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Does the Holy Spirit have you?

Does the Holy Spirit have you? Does he have all of you, or only some parts of you? Do you grieve him? (see Eph. 4:30), or are you led by him (see Rom. 8:12-14, Gal. 5:18-24)? Do you rely on … Continue reading

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Freedom that makes you sing

An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices. Proverbs 29:6 This is a beautiful and glorious saying! True freedom, gospel freedom, makes you sing and rejoice! I have seen firsthand that when I am … Continue reading

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Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 Here’s Charles Bridges’ profound commentary on this verse: “An unsettled mind is a serious evil–a canker to Christian peace. Every faculty is thrown into disorder. The memory is … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Log (a dynamic post)

December 2016 Reformed Dogmatics: Theology Proper (Vol. 1) by Geerhardus Vos The Works of St Augustine (Sermons on Christmas Day) A joy to listen to Augustine’s ancient faithful voice proclaiming the good news of Christmas, even if some sections seem too strange, … Continue reading

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No one is established by wickedness

No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. (Proverbs 12:3) My Bible reading plan has me going through the book of Proverbs right now.  My prayer is that God would impress on … Continue reading

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Warnings of Proverbs 6-7 against sexual sin

The chapter divisions of the Bible are useful for reference, but in this case, the author is continuing to make his case against sexual sin which he began in chapter 5 (the writer did not know we would add chapter … Continue reading

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