Daily Thoughts Blog

Have You Read Hebrews Lately?

If you haven’t read through the Epistle to the Hebrews this year, perhaps it’s time again. When one sees its vastness, its uniqueness, its application concerning the finality of the gospel, and its unfolding arguments, the implications are staggering and glorious. What is summarized in this Mount Everest of truth? One anonymous author states it […]

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Bible Taught or Spirit Taught

It may shock some to suggest that there is a difference between being Bible taught and being Spirit taught. Nevertheless, it is so. It is altogether possible to be instructed in the basics of the faith and still have no real understanding of the whole thing. And it is possible to go on to become […]

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On Receiving Admonition

A state of the heart that rejected admonition was characteristic of Israel at various periods in her history, and these periods were invariably followed by judgment. When Christ came to the Jews, He found them full of arrogant self-confidence that would not accept reproof. “We are Abraham’s seed,” they said coldly when He talked to […]

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The Throne of Grace

Let us then draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16 Let us notice here three particular points: 1. The reference to a throne points us to the King who sits on the throne, the Lord Jesus, […]

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The Utilitarian Christ

I confess to a feeling of uneasiness when I observe the questionable things Christ is said to do for people these days. He is often recommended as a wonderfully obliging but not too discriminating Big Brother, who delights to help us accomplish our ends, and who further favors us by not asking any embarrassing questions […]

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We must hear Worthily

Our Lord’s parable of the sower and the seed is proof that it is possible to hear truth without profit. Paul turned from the Jews with the quotation, “Hearing, ye shall hear and shall not understand” (Acts 28:26), and then began his ministry to the Gentiles. Before there can be any true inward understanding of […]

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The Effects of Christian Fellowship

Christians are like flowers in a garden that have upon each of them the dew of heaven, which being shaken with the wind, they let their dew fall at each other’s roots, whereby they are jointly nourished and become nourishers of one another. For Christians to commune savorily of God’s matters with one another, it […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit

What Makes Them the Fruit of the Spirit? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Paul declares them to be the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). The reason they appear in the life of the believer is because the Spirit is in the life of the believer. They are wholly […]

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Our Need of the Local Church

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25 The New Testament knows nothing of the lone Christian–the man who […]

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The Gift of Sanctification

Sanctification is a great benefit. Whoever the Lord bestows it upon, He puts an honor on, for they are set apart for Himself. There is an intrinsic glory in holiness– Ps. 45:13: “The King’s daughter is all glorious within.” God is glorious in it and therefore no wonder it be the glory of the creature. […]

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