“The conscience is God’s monitor in our souls.” -Joel Beeke
“We only know ourselves when we listen to the words [God] has spoken about us.” -Paul Tripp
“[The Apostle] John considers [the devil] as the author, leader, and architect of all malice, and iniquity.” -John Calvin
BTW NOTE: Calvin is referring to 1 John 3:8
“The fact that the devil is everywhere called God’s adversary and ours also ought to fire us to an unceasing struggle against him.” -John Calvin
- Sometimes we ask God to change our circumstances: heal the sick, give daily bread, protect from suffering and evil, make our leaders just, convert friends and family, make our work prosper, provide me with a spouse, quiet this storm, send rain, give us a child.
- Sometimes we ask God to change us: deepen my faith, teach us to love each other, forgive sins, make me wise, make us know you better, help me to sanctify you in my heart, don’t let me dishonor you, help us understand Scripture, teach me to encourage others.
- Sometimes we ask God to change everything by revealing himself more fully, magnifying his glory and rule. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, be exalted above the heavens, let your glory be over all of the earth, come Lord Jesus.
“Satan would be pleased if everyone focused on the baby in the quaint manger scene and ignored the baby grown up and bloody on the cross.” -Burk Parsons
”All of God’s purposes and promises converge in Jesus. He is the mediator of the covenant of redemption who gives his life for his people.” -Michael Horton