Reading to Savor His Excellence

“George Muller … when he said, ‘I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.’ …

To be sure, Muller agrees with his contemporary and friend Charles Spurgeon …

‘Certainly the benefit of reading must come to the soul by the way of the understanding … The mind must have illumination before the affections can properly rise towards their divine object … There must be knowledge of God before there can be love to God: there must be a knowledge of divine things, as they are revealed, before there can be an enjoyment of them.’ …

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Sexual Confusion

Every age tends to have it’s particular battles to fight. These battles are a result of particular sins and areas of rebellion. The Reformation was about battles over authority and the means of salvation. Today, the battle is squarely in the area of sexuality and then, how that relates up to the Godhead through the Word. Following are several helpful short videos on this topic:

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Classical Me, Classical Thee (Conclusion)

Bekah concludes with the following words

“Remember at the beginning I talked about how you probably didn’t choose this educational method yourself? That it’s simply being done to you? Well that’s true on an earthly level — your parents are probably the ones who picked where to send you off to kindergarten — but it’s also true that, of all the places God could have had you live, this is where He picked. He plunked you down in the middle of a huge blessing. You may already realize that, you may realize it later, or it’s always possible that you could shut your eyes and refuse to ever acknowledge it at all — but it is true nonetheless. And Christ has words for people who have been given much — ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’ …

So what’s the point of that story? Jesus is telling us that our blessings have been given to us to use, not to bury. We’re supposed to turn a profit and we do this by investing the very blessing itself.

Lest you miss the point I’m trying to make, we are the servant in the story who has been given five talents.”