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  • mereck shared from The Glory of Heaven: The Truth about Heaven, Angels and Eternal Life by John MacArthur
    This is the city of our God Himself, when He will dwell among us Himself. The glory of God shall lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. Truly we may say, as Mephibosheth did to David, "Yea, let [theworld] take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house" (2 Sam. 19:30).
  • mereck shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Consider the place we occupy in the interest and love of the Father and the Son. I confess that I am almost overwhelmed when I think of this. I so often spend my time, as I am sure many of you do, wondering why it is that I do not experience more of the love of God; why God does not, as it were, love me more and do things for me. What a terrible thing that is! The trouble is that I do not realize His love for me—that is my difficulty. People often say, “I feel my love for God is so small.” Quite right, I say the same thing myself:
  • mereck shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    That is the whole message of the Bible—God preparing for Himself a people who are going to be His joy throughout eternity.
  • mereck shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    we should ask ourselves the question, am I of the world or am I not? That is the fundamental distinction that runs through the Bible from beginning to end. There are only two groups of people in the world today—those who are of the world and those who belong to Christ. In the last analysis there is no other division or distinction that has the slightest importance or relevance. That is why most of us are defeated by life in this world—we recognize other distinctions that are quite unimportant. But when we all come to die, does it make the slightest difference which political party we belong...
  • mereck shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not...
  • mereck shared from The MacArthur Daily Bible: Read through the Bible in one year, with notes from John MacArthur by Thomas Nelson
    3If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?
  • mereck shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    And what did God do? First of all He left us conscience, the sense of right and wrong: and all through history there have been people trying (some of them very hard) to obey it. None of them ever quite succeeded. Secondly, He sent the human race what I call good dreams: I mean those queer stories scattered all through the heathen religions about a god who dies and comes to life again and, by his death, has somehow given new life to men. Thirdly, He selected one particular people and spent several centuries hammering into their heads the sort of God He was—that there was only one of Him and that...
  • mereck shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    In fact, that is just why a vague religion—all about feeling God in nature, and so on—is so attractive. It is all thrills and no work: like watching the waves from the beach. But you will not get to Newfoundland by studying the Atlantic that way, and you will not get eternal life by simply feeling the presence of God in flowers or music. Neither will you get anywhere by looking at maps without going to sea. Nor will you be very safe if you go to sea without a map. —from Mere Christianity
  • mereck shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    George Macdonald, in a passage I cannot now find, represents God as saying to men, ‘You must be strong with my strength and blessed with my blessedness, for I have no other to give you.’ That is the conclusion of the whole matter. God gives what He has, not what He has not: He gives the happiness that there is, not the happiness that is not. To be God—to be like God and to share His goodness in creaturely response—to be miserable—these are the only three alternatives. If we will not learn to eat the only food that the universe grows—the only food that any possible universe ever can...
  • mereck shared from A Year with C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis
    the instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred—like the Moon seen through a dirty telescope. That is why horrible nations have horrible religions: they have been looking at God through a dirty lens. —from Mere Christianity
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