Devotional Thought for Today – 09/01/21

Joel 2 CONTEXT: The book of Joel was the telling of God’s judgment upon His chosen people (Israel), the pagan nations that surrounded them, and the eventual outpouring of the Holy Spirit (restoration of God’s people) Acts 2. Matthew Henry breaks chapter 2 down as follows: God’s judgments. (1-14) Exhortations to fasting and prayer; blessings … More Devotional Thought for Today – 09/01/21

Devotional Thought for Today – 08/25/21

PSALM 90 CONTEXT: C.H. Spurgeon in his timeless work, Treasury of David breaks it down as follows: Moses sings of the frailty of man, and the shortness of life, contrasting therewith the eternity of God, and founding thereon earnest appeals for compassion. The only division which will be useful separates the contemplation Ps 90:1-11 from … More Devotional Thought for Today – 08/25/21

Devotional Thought for Today – 08/23/21

1 CORINTHIANS 13 CONTEXT: As I noted in last Thursday’s post on v.4, Paul describes how utterly useless even the most gifted “Christian” is without love. Matthew Henry breaks it down as: The necessity and advantage of the grace of love. (1-3) Its excellency represented by its properties and effects; (4-7) and by its abiding, … More Devotional Thought for Today – 08/23/21

Devotional Thought for Today – 08/21/2021

JAMES 4 CONTEXT: The overall theme of the chapter is the differences between worldly and Godly wisdom. In v.1-10 we find James cautioning the reader against worldly corruptions (sins) and in v.11-17 to never begin life’s work (business) without the consent and guidance of God. Our text for today calls for all those trying to … More Devotional Thought for Today – 08/21/2021

Devotional Thought for Today – 08/19/2021

Ecclesiastes 12 CONTEXT: Chapter 12 has tow clear divisions, v.1-7 speak about remembering our youth as we grow older and physical and mental affirmatives come upon us. Then in v.8-14 we are reminded of the wise teacher/preacher and all his instructions. The overarching theme being a repeat of Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all … More Devotional Thought for Today – 08/19/2021

Devotional Thought for Today – 08/18/2021

Romans 11 CONTEXT: Matthew Henry comments; The rejection of the Jews is not universal. (1-10) God overruled their unbelief for making the Gentiles partakers of gospel privileges. (11-21) The Gentiles cautioned against pride and unbelief, The Jews shall be called as a nation, and brought into God’s visible covenant again. (22-32) A solemn adoring of … More Devotional Thought for Today – 08/18/2021

Devotional Thought for Today – 08/17/2021

1 COR 13 In yesterday’s devotional, we noted that  Love is a commandment of God. Here in 1 Corinthians 13, Paul describes how utterly useless even the most gifted “Christian” is without love. Our main text from Chapter 13 will be verse 4 which describes the true characteristics of Charity or Godly Love: Charity suffereth … More Devotional Thought for Today – 08/17/2021

Efficacious Grace

Reposted from Todd Linn, PhD on August 12, 2021 Because it can be a difficult concept to grasp, we continue our systematic theological treatment of the doctrine of efficacious (or effectual) grace. Today’s Theology Thursdays Slideshare presentation addresses some common objections to efficacious grace: eg., “What is the point of evangelizing if God has already determined who will be saved?!” … More Efficacious Grace