11.14.2008

Peace, Hope, and Trust in God

"Oh, the sweet live of a Christian that hath made his peace with God! He is fit for all conditions: for life, for death, for everything." - Richard Sibbes

"God will have it so, for the comfort of Christians, that every day they live they may think...my best is to come, that every day they rise, they may think, I am nearer heaven one day than I was before, I am nearer death, and therefore nearer to Christ. What a solace is this to a gracious heart! A Christian is a happy man in his life, but happier in his death, because then he goes to Christ; but happiest of all in heaven, for then he is with Christ..." - Richard Sibbes

"The hope that we have in Christ is incredible. As a Christian, you have no reason to be finally discouraged. You will outlast every trouble that you ever face. You can be confident of that! My Christian brother or sister, you and I are members of a new society that God is building, and we are to be a moving picture that displays the truth of what we preach. We are a people who have found happiness in God and in trusting Him." - Mark Dever

Rom. 8:31b If God is for us, who can be [1] against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. [2] 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?...37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

1 comment:

asacrificeofpraise said...

that's great. thanks. i needed to hear those. :)

love you.