“I’ve had a lot on my mind recently. It’s been hard to wind down. One evening, my wife went on to bed but I stayed up to think. She got ready for bed, but pretty soon the house was quiet and still. I didn’t realize how long it had been quiet and still—when I thought to check, it was nearly …
Only Christ can satisfy our longings, but we often try to do it ourselves by digging our own cisterns.
God’s hatred stems from His holiness. Above all else, God is holy. God commands us to be holy because He is holy (cf. 1 Peter 1:16); therefore, we must hate what He hates.
The angels’ song reminds us that God brings peace and purposes to the most unexpected of circumstances.
Elizabeth’s Spirit-filled song reminds us to think more of others, less of ourselves, and always of Jesus.
We are not to follow the same pattern of retaliation and vengeance we see in the world when we’re mistreated and abused. Instead, God calls us to patience.
Self-righteousness rejects the guilt of personal sin and the gift of a personal Savior.
God exercises sovereignty in His creation. God exercised sovereignty in Jesus’ conception.
When preventative instruction is not heeded, corrective discipline is needed.
Because your life is a vapor, your time is valuable.
If creation is a myth, then Christmas is meaningless.