Monday, March 30, 2015

Growing In Knowledge

Yet as we grow in our knowledge of Him, we gain a deeper love for His purity and sense a deeper dependence on His grace.  We learn that He is altogether worthy of our adoration.  The fruit of our growing love for Him is the increase of reverence for His name.  We love Him now because we see His loveliness.  We adore Him now because we see His majesty.  We obey Him now because His Holy Spirit dwells within us. ~ R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

Monday, March 23, 2015

Grace and Justice

We often blame God for the injustices done to us and harbor in our souls the bitter feeling that God has not been fair toward us.  Even if we recognize that He is gracious, we think that He has not been gracious enough.  We think we deserve more grace. . . What is wrong with that sentence? . . . It is impossible for anyone, anywhere, anytime to deserve grace.  Grace by definition is undeserved. Only justice can be deserved.  ~ R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

Monday, March 16, 2015

Peace With God

Our peace with God is not fragile; it is stable.  When we sin, God is displeased, and He will move to correct us and convict us of our sin.  But He does not go to war against us.  His bow is no longer bent, and the arrows of His wrath are no longer aimed at our hearts.  He does not rattle His sword every time we break the treaty.  ~ R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God