Word for the Day

The backbone of the Bible, to which all the expository, homiletical, moral, liturgical, and devotional material relates, is the unfolding in space and time of God’s unchanging intention of having a people on earth to whom he would relate covenantally for his and their joy.

Packer, J.I.. An Introduction to Covenant Theology (p. 7). Fig. Kindle Edition.

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When Jesus appeared to Israel, He did not plead with them to open their hearts and ask Him in, nor did He direct them to repeat a certain prayer. Instead, He commanded them to turn from their sin and believe the gospel.

Washer, Paul. The Gospel Call and True Conversion (Recovering the Gospel Book 2) (Kindle Locations 182-183). Reformation Heritage Books. Kindle Edition.

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We must have a reformation within the Church. To beg for a flood of blessing to come upon a backslidden and disobedient Church is to waste time and effort. A new wave of religious interest will do no more than add numbers to churches that have no intention to own the Lordship of Jesus and come under obedience to His commandments. God is not interested in increased church attendance unless those who attend amend their ways and begin to live holy lives.

Tozer, A. W.. Keys to the Deeper Life (Kindle Locations 94-97). Pioneer Library. Kindle Edition.

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knowledge is no mere collection of data; it is data seen in relationship to God as the sovereign and almighty one. Knowledge comes from God; it is the reverential subordination of all knowing to the Creator.

Rushdoony, R. J.. Intellectual Schizophrenia: Culture, Crisis and Education (Kindle Locations 535-536). Chalcedon. Kindle Edition.

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Had the American colonists held fast to the basic standards established in both biblical and British Common Law, the institutions of slavery they later developed would never have come to pass.

McDurmon, Joel. The Problem of Slavery in Christian America (Kindle Locations 420-422). American Vision Press. Kindle Edition.

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For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.

Lewis, C. S.. The Abolition of Man (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis) (pp. 14-15). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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What a picture of a sinner’s surety did Jesus on the cross of Calvary present! Not a shade, not a stroke was lacking! It was a perfect picture— a complete personification of the curse! The crown of thorns was around his brow; it formed his emblematic title, “KING OF THE CURSE!” His blessed body was exposed to view. Our first parents hid their nakedness amongst the trees of the garden; but Jesus hung exposed upon a tree, and suffered the SHAME OF THE CURSE. His hands and feet were nailed to the wood, he was transfixed immovably by the POWER OF THE CURSE. Scornful taunts and dreadful curses were heaped upon his head; he tasted the BITTERNESS OF THE CURSE. The light of his Father’s countenance was withdrawn from him, and he endured the HORRORS OF THE CURSE. Behold this double picture— the transparent representation of the Curse and the Redemption! Gaze upon it with awe and love, with gratitude and reverence! Christ is dying under your curse, and yet scattering blessings around him! O take them! Receive the gracious exchange! Exclaim with the apostle, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us” (Gal. 3: 13); and gratefully exult with the prophet, and say, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness” (Isa. 61: 10).

Stevenson, John. Christ on the Cross (Kindle Locations 2150-2160). Scattering Seed Press. Kindle Edition.