How then should I pursue purity?

From John Piper: “And of course that leads every sensitive soul to cry out with the words of Proverbs 20:9, "Who can say, 'I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin?'" And with the disciples: "Who then can be saved?" Jesus' answer comes back just like it did to the disciples... Continue Reading →


Can We Really Be Pure?

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For... Continue Reading →

If I can’t be perfect, why should I pursue purity?

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” Philippians 1:27 Just as the... Continue Reading →

Robbers of God!

from Grace Gems (Alexander Smellie, "The Secret Place" 1907) "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me!" Malachi 3:8 Other things I withhold from God, besides the tithes and offerings that are His due. Do I not rob Him of my thoughts? He is a theme of study and meditation that need never... Continue Reading →

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