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  • sixsteps shared from Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
    I sympathize with those who find it difficult to trust God in adversity. I have been there often enough myself to know something of the distress, the despair, and the darkness that fills our souls when we wonder if God truly cares about our plight. I have spent a good portion of my adult life encouraging people to pursue holiness, to obey God. Yet, I acknowledge it often seems more difficult to trust God than to obey Him.The moral will of God given to us in the Bible is rational and reasonable. The circumstances in which we must trust God often appear irrational and inexplicable. The law of God...
    Note: The moral will of God given to us in the Bible is rational and reasonable. The circumstances in which we must trust God often appear irrational and inexplicable.
  • sixsteps shared from Institutes: Christian Religion by John Calvin
    that Christ is not external to us, but dwells in us; and not only unites us to himself by an undivided bond of fellowship, but by a wondrous communion brings us daily into closer connection, until he becomes altogether one with us.
    Note: Great Calvin quote on Communion with Christ!
  • sixsteps shared from Discipleship: DBW 4 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Grace as a principle, pecca fortiter as a principle, cheap grace—all these are finally only a new law, which neither helps nor liberates. [40]Grace as a living word, pecca fortiter as comfort in a time of despair and a call to discipleship, costly grace alone is pure grace, which really forgives sins and liberates the sinner.
    Note: Costly grace alone is pure grace.
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