Honesty and Purity

Psalm 101 names four great qualities a believer must possess in order to discern his or her divine purpose. Without these four virtues to clarify one’s vision, confusion abounds. After describing honor and integrity in verses 1 and 2, the song continues with two more godly qualities: honesty and purity. Honesty I will...

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Controlling Yourself

Controlling Yourself “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matt. 5:5). Gentleness is power under control. The Greek word translated “gentle” in Matthew 5:5 speaks of humility, meekness, and non-retaliation—traits that in our proud society are often equated with weakness or cowardice. But in reality they are...

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John Piper Questions Martin Luther King’s Theology at MLK50 Event

In the closing speech of the MLK50 Conference in Memphis on Wednesday night, popular theologian John Piper seemingly questioned Martin Luther King Jr.’s theological beliefs but stressed that God used the Civil Rights hero to open his eyes to his own “inexcusable” blind racism. Piper, the 72-year-old founder of DesiringGod.org...

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Mourning Over Your Sin

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matt. 5:4). When your sins are forgiven, you are a happy person! Human sorrow is mourning over some tragic or disappointing turn of events. At such times believers are assured of God’s sustaining and comforting grace (2 Cor. 1:3-4). But...

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