Daily message – 18 Oct 2020

When you stand in a crowd, interact with your family, or talk to people in your church, do you love them and long to see them glorify God in every aspect of their lives? Honestly assessing your heart and asking God to purify your motives need to become habits in your life.

— Francis Chan, “Multiply”

Daily message – 17 Oct 2020

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Our heavenly Father hears the prayer [we ask], but wants to give us bread rather than stones.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 16 Oct 2020

Gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. The doctrine of grace creates a culture of grace. … Without the doctrine, the culture will be weak. Without the culture, the doctrine will seem pointless.

— Ray Ortlund, “The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ”

Daily message – 15 Oct 2020

Those prayers that we know were so poor are cared for as something of value. They are put in golden bowls, and with them is mixed the Much Incense of the merits of our Lord.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 14 Oct 2020

We must grasp the fact firmly, as we think of human nature, that Adam was not just an ancestor but a root, so that by his corruption the whole human race was justly tainted.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Daily message – 13 Oct 2020

Lack of love is the unmistakable mark of death: “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death” (1 John 3:14).

— Francis Chan, “Multiply”

Daily message – 12 Oct 2020

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Isn’t this the simple explanation for our being so heavy-laden, so tired, so overburdened and confused and bitter? We drag around such prodigious loads of resentment and self-assertion.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 11 Oct 2020

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To become a Christian believer is to be brought into a reality far grander than anything we could ever have imagined. It means communion with the triune God.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen”

Daily message – 10 Oct 2020

The Maker of mothers is not less understanding that the mothers He has made.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 09 Oct 2020

Try to match your reasoning with the way God actually works: you infer that no precautions need be taken in danger, because if it is not fatal you will escape anyway; whereas the Lord urges you to take precautions, just because He does not will it to be fatal.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”