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Because of the glorious Lord Jesus Christ, true life now—and eternal life forever—is yours to know and enjoy. What the Scripture reveals about Him is worth more than all knowledge, all riches, and all happiness in this world.
If giving—of ourselves, our time, and our resources, especially financial ones—is a key impetus fort the success of God’s work in the world, then it would make complete sense for God to appeal to naturally selfish, self-protective people to part with their money to support and enable that work. And He uses the providentially-enabled ministry of the Philippians to Paul to do so. Read more
It is a rule of life in God’s world that He has designed people to have a real and effectual responsibility in the carrying out of His program. Whether this applies to assertive praying, evangelism, proclamation of the Word, counseling, or child-raising, the sovereignty of God cannot be used as an excuse for humans having a real, decisive, and unavoidably determinative role in the success of God’s plan. Read more
True, biblical contentment is at a nadir in our day. Advertisers rely on it to entice shoppers to their wares, only to be left discontented shortly thereafter. Lot in life—single or married, children or no children, job or no job—is a major cause for discontentment. While the affections and desires of many worldly people are small enough (to allude to C.S. Lewis) to be satisfied with ungodly things, only to be in for a terrible shock at the judgment seat, for many of us discontentment is a constant plague. Indeed, Christians can be just as discontent as worldly people. Yet our risen Lord calls us to a distinctive lifestyle of utter, God-centered contentment. Read more
How are God’s people to live in a way that pleases Him? By this, I do not mean “what does a life pleasing to God look like?” but, “where can I find the power and motivation to live a God-pleasing life?” The Scriptures give a multifaceted answer to this question—be filled with the Holy Spirit, abide in Christ, have a renewed mind, trust God’s Word and promises, and so on. But an important, often overlooked, and quite foundational means to a holy life is proper thinking. Indeed, if we are not thinking biblically, we cannot pursue some of the other means to holiness! Read more
Philippians 4 has long been understood as revealing to us the characteristics of and means to spiritual stability. Even in 2017, the world in which we reside is (surprise!) fallen. Our culture, as with every culture, has been severely infected by ungodliness and many of its forms and expressions from music to dress to language to attitudes are being used, even created, as a way of expressing the unique ungodliness of the spirit of our age. (One writer says that what the Bible calls “the world” is “the bad part of culture.”) The Enemy of men’s souls and his demons wreak havoc on the inhabited earth in countless ways (turn on your TV or look on the Internet—and not just at the news!). And perhaps most damagingly, our fallen human nature—the sin nature or sin principle in the unsaved, and the flesh in the believer—is dreadfully susceptible to the corrupting, deceiving influence of all of the above. Read more