Before embarking on his journey to pursue holiness through seventy written goal statements, Edwards determined to set his course right at the outset. Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him, by his grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will, for Christ’s sake. Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. Dr. Lawson, in his commentary on Edwards’ pursuit of holiness, “The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards,” summarizes the Preamble, dividing it into 5 themes. Personal Inability Divine Enablement … Continue reading Preamble.
HOLY CHILD WHO CHOSE THE HEARTS OF MEN Holy Child who chose the hearts of men To be His favoured home Leaving heaven’s gates for Bethlehem God came to call His own Now to us the highest King is born Behold the Royal Son Glory kneels to mend all that is torn The promised Child has come Joy and pain as man He knew on earth No place to lay His head As a servant He embraced this world And on a cross He bled Having borne the deepest grief of man He rose to heaven’s throne Now I’m sheltered … Continue reading the real reason
“Since God is God, who dare challenge His prerogative? To murmur against Him is rank rebellion. To question His ways is to impugn His wisdom. To criticize Him is sin of the deepest dye. Have we forgotten who He is?” A. W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God I am thankful that God is God. He is the Potter and I am merely clay. I am being fashioned by His omnipotent hand into whatever tool He wants me to be for His glory. Continue reading thankful…for God’s sovereignty
Disclaimer: I’m keeping the title the same, but I will have you know I had no intent of posting so many words when I started this article! I am not trying to mislead anyone through some “form of cruel irony.” (Movie reference?) 😉 This post finds its roots in a book I was reading on humility. The author suggested an avenue of further study: the incommunicable attributes of God. What a great way to learn humility – being humbled by the knowledge of a great and powerful God! The first attribute I chose to study is God’s sovereignty. [Sovereignty = … Continue reading speechless yet again