“Repentance does not mean a accent to sinless perfection but consent to spiritual transformation.”
— Yours Truly
“This is my Beloved’s love that is spoken of here—the love of Jesus, the matchless lover of souls. His love was indeed stronger than the most terrible death, for it endured the trial of the cross triumphantly. It was a lingering death, but love survived the torment; a shameful death, but love despised the shame; a penal death, but love bore our iniquities; a forsaken, lonely death, from which the eternal Father hid His face, but love endured the curse and triumphed over all. There never was such love, never such a death. It was a desperate duel, but love bore the pain. What then, my heart? Have you no emotions stirred within you at the thought of such heavenly affection? Yes, my Lord, I long, I want to feel Your love flaming like a furnace within me. Come Yourself and excite the love of my spirit.”
— C.H. Spurgeon
“To be weary of working for God is sinful, but to be wearied and worn in doing God’s work is no sin at all. Jesus himself was weary, and Jesus slept.”
— J.C. Ryle, Luke, p.268
“He is not only the Shepherd but “that great shepherd,” just as He is not only High Priest, but our “great High Priest,” and not merely King, but the “King of Kings.””
— Arthur Pink

Sin: The Coveted Disease

Sin is the deepest, devastating, disease of the soul. It utterly cripples, disables, pollutes, and defiles the purity of the heart. Yet it is the only malady humans strive to develop.  Don’t you find it odd that we don’t want to be healed of it’s devastation in our lives?

Pray for me as I investigate and then communicate this perplexing reality of the human condition to J. Highers next Wednesday. But greater, pray that I communicate the meaning of the redemptive work of Christ. Thank you Jesus for being my cure and my light through the darkness that plagues my heart. Thank you for being my friend when I feel alone and isolated. I love you Lord.

“Weak is the effort of my heart, and cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art, I’ll praise thee as I ought.”
— John Newton, How Sweet The Name of Jesus Sounds
“We want to use prayer and Bible reading for the purpose of retirement. We utilize God for the sake of getting peace and joy, that is, we do not want to realize Jesus Christ, but only our enjoyment of Him.”
— Oswald Chambers
“You don’t realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you have.”
— Tim Keller