Periodically, a devotional or article that I read strikes a note of relevance to an eternal outlook on life. The following, written by John Piper, is one such article. I would like to share this, taken from his Solid Joys devotional. I hope that God blesses you through what you read. Devotional by John Piper https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-binds-the-hands-of-love … Continue reading What Binds the Hands of Love?
Today, I am going to do something a little different and repost a devotional of John Piper that I read this morning. This reflection fits in with my blog's theme of living with eternity in view. As you read the following article, remember that God created us for eternity. The life that we live on … Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter What Happens to Me
Depending on the angle from which you look at it, the question of merit based salvation takes on various forms. One might question whether his or her good deeds outweigh the bad. Will that individual be saved? What about the person who dedicates his or her life to charity or societal betterment? And is there … Continue reading Can You Earn Your Way to Heaven?
Today I will begin a discussion on the goodness of God. We will first deal with the issue of hell and its association with God. Next time we will address the topic of evil as regards God's interaction within and direct control over His created world. I have heard assertions that a good God could … Continue reading Can a Good God Send People to Hell?
Most decisions that we face have minor significance, but one's decision regarding whether or not to put his or her faith and trust in the person of Jesus Christ bears eternal consequences. As stated in a previous post, the Bible teaches that we were made for eternity. The question is not if we will exist, … Continue reading Eternal Consequences
Psalm 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast … Continue reading Known by God and God by You
Previous Chapter ∗ Gymnastics Videos When we returned home from the beach, I was anxious to get back into the gym. I was now a class I and would have new routines to learn for the upcoming year. The last week in July, our team attended a gymnastics camp in Allentown, Pennsylvania. These trips were always refreshing … Continue reading Eternity in View – Chapter 4 – The Accident
Psalm 103 is a humbling and sobering reminder of what God has done for us for no merit of our own. We are urged to not forget all his benefits and to bless Him. What are these benefits and what good are they to us? He forgives all our iniquity heals diseases redeems our lives … Continue reading Forget Not All His Benefits
1 Pet 1:3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for … Continue reading Mercy but at Great Cost
In response to an article by Franklin Graham, in which he laid out a case that true followers of Jesus could not condone same-sex marriage, I commented that followers of Jesus could condone same sex marriage and still be saved, but only at the expense of ignoring portions of God's word. Following this comment, I … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and What Does Either Have to Do With the Other