Praying for Paris
I considered trying to write something about the attacks in Paris, but I couldn’t. I didn’t have much of value to say, and if I tried, it’d probably come off like clickbait. If, like me, you’re at a loss for words, consider praying through a passage like Psalm 10 (as Denny Burk has suggested).
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Needless to say, the consequences for this interpretation and application are staggering. Not only is the preaching of the gospel made of no effect, but the suffering which the Apostles and the church have endured for preaching the gospel was in vain (Gal. 3:4). There is no more dangerous and deleterious an idea than the idea that men and women do not need to hear the gospel, repent of sin, and believe upon Christ in order to be saved. Exegesis has consequences. Some exegesis has eternally disastrous consequences.
I want to hear God’s voice. I want him to speak to me in a personal way. I want to know that it’s really and truly him. Is that too much to ask?
It’s not too much to ask. In fact, it is God’s joy to communicate to each one of his children in the most personal and intimate way. Our Father speaks to us. He speaks clearly and he speaks personally. He really does.
The Bible Project: Romans 5-16
Another well-done video from The Bible Project
Theology should not only help us understand more about who God is, but also help us answer the question, “How should we live?”