Archive for September, 2011

Comfort in Christ’s Intercession

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

In the worst temptations nothing can help us but faith that God’s Son has put on flesh, is bone, sits at the right hand of the Father, and prays for us. There is no mightier comfort.

Martin Luther

Concerning God’s Dealings with His Children

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

God takes a safe course with His children, that they may not be condemned with the world, He permits the world to condemn them, that they may not love the world, the world hates them….

Richard Sibbes

Concerning Obeying Magistrates

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

However these deeds of men are judged in themselves, still the Lord accomplished his work through them alike when he broke the bloody sceptres of arrogant kings and when he overturned intolerable governments. Let the princes hear and be afraid. But we must, in the meantime, be very careful not to despise or violate that authority of magistrates, full of venerable majesty, which God has established by the weightiest decrees, even though it may reside with the most unworthy men, who defile it as much as they can with their own wickedness. For, if the correction of unbridled despotism is the Lord’s to avenge, let us not at once think that it is entrusted to us, to whom no command has been given except to obey and suffer.

John Calvin, The Institutes of the Christian Religion [1559]

Are You Wise?

September 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Do you think yourself wise? Then there’s a donkey inside your waistcoat.

Spurgeon’s Proverbs

Our Afflictions are nothing, if our eye is on the Prize

September 19, 2011 Leave a comment

He that rides to be crowned, will not think much of a rainy day.

John Trapp


Weekend Pause

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Thanks for following this blog and God bless you all.

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.


Concerning Driving out the Devil

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.

Martin Luther