Wearying the God of Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

Do not mistake the patience of God with sinners as either approval or indifference of their sin. God’s kindness and patience are meant to lead to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). In the book of Malachi, God has thus far spoken forcefully with His people about their dishonorable practices and apathetic worship. In the next disputationContinue reading “Wearying the God of Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)”

Praying for Patience (James 5:7-11)

When was the last time you asked God to increase your patience? The Holy Spirit gives us patience (Gal 5:22), but we usually shy away from asking God to increase it. Thomas á Kempis once said that “All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” We want people to be patient withContinue reading “Praying for Patience (James 5:7-11)”

As Promised and On-Time (Genesis 21:1-21)

One of the best things a Christian can do is to hand our calendar over to God. If we refuse to do so, we should not be surprised that we get frustrated that God isn’t meeting our deadlines. If unchecked, we can grow bitter and resentful. But, if we hand over our calendar and ourContinue reading “As Promised and On-Time (Genesis 21:1-21)”