Test All Things

Paul wrote that God afflicts us “for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness” (Hebrews 12:10). “It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I might learn...

Oftentimes God’s chastenings instead of being retributive, are corrective. They are sent to empty us of self-sufficiency and self-righteousness. They are given to discover to us hidden transgressions, and to teach...

“Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law.” (Psalm 94:12) Nothing comes to a child of God as a matter of accident or chance. It all...

Shall we quarrel with—these doubts and fears—these temptations and trials—these assaults from Satan—these workings-up of inward corruption—when they are, in God’s mercy and in God’s providence, such blessed helpers? If they...

“Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while he have the light, lest darkness come a upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he...

“Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.” (Job...

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous, therefore, and repent;” (Revelation 3:19) ———————— The persons, the objects of Christ’s love here intended are not angels, but the...