Monthly Archives: January 2014

Words about wise speech (and wise silence) from Proverbs 10

“The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.” (10:8) “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” (10:11) “On the lips of him … Continue reading

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The seed from which all that is good in us must grow

This much is certain: the diligent use of the Word of God, which consists not only of listening to sermons but also of reading, meditating, and discussing (Ps 1:2), must be the chief means for reforming something, whether this occurs … Continue reading

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How to compare your sin to others’ sin

The sin nature is equal in all; and so I think actual sin would be likewise, but for the differences made by the restraining grace and providence of God. He is not, perhaps, in the sight of God, the greatest … Continue reading

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The old, weather-beaten Christian

How can we be more helpful to our fellow believers in their sin and weakness? It starts by knowing how needy we are — and how sufficient Christ’s grace is to us. I want to be this kind of “old, … Continue reading

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