The Divine Discipline

“As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.” — Deuteronomy 32:11, 12. The Israelites had for their guide, instructor, and tutor, in order to prepare them for Canaan, none other than Jehovah himself. … God himself was their guide and their instructor. And it is so with us. The Holy Spirit … Read More

Hot Coffee and Cold Lemonade

Shortly after our family first moved to California from Chicago, we began attending a large church in downtown Los Angeles. After church we sometimes walked several blocks through the downtown area to a cafeteria that had flowing fountains throughout the building and seemingly endless choices of foods. On our way we almost always encountered a “street beggar.” Beggars weren’t called “the homeless” in those days, but they were the same as today: displaced, hungry, needy. Indelibly etched upon my memory … Read More

Grace Instead of Grace

Fellow and Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, Lord Bishop of Durham, Teacher, Bible Expositor, Bishop Moule is my favorite Bible commentator. Said Amy Carmichael: Sometimes, when we are distressed by past failure and tormented by fear of failure in the future should we again set our faces toward Jerusalem, nothing helps so much as to give some familiar Scripture time to enter into us and become part of our being. The words “Grace for grace” have been a help to … Read More

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