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The name of God admits no rivals, approximations or substitutions. — Victor Shepherd (Seasons of Grace) It’s amazing that the same motivation can lead to two opposite results. A parent, fired with a motivation of love for her child can sing him to sleep one night, and violently yank him away from a hot stove the [...]
I have a confession to make. I don’t like preaching on [the Magnificat]. It makes me uncomfortable. And it makes me feel guilty. . . . It makes me uncomfortable because, if I’m honest with myself, there’s a pretty good chance that I’ll be counted among the proud and the powerful and the rich. — Colin [...]
While a satisfied justice is an unavoidable eternal event, a satisfied revenge is an eternal impossibility. — George MacDonald (Unspoken Sermons) Did Israel tremble when she first heard these words? These words of judgment are very familiar—even formulaic. In the past, these phrases were directed at Jerusalem when God judged her for her sin. Now, [...]