Thursday, March 24, 2011


I presented an overview of the book of Habakkuk the other day. I have been amazed at that little book for years, but one thing particularly struck me as I prepared for this class. After complaining to God and receiving a very difficult answer, the prophet yielded himself to God and he sang.

Chapter 3 - the final chapter - is in the form of a song. It is a song of worship and remembrance on the eve of national destruction. Habakkuk experienced the revelation of God and it changed everything for him. He still could not have rejoiced in his circumstances - present or future - but he chose to rejoice in the God of his salvation.

I would encourage you to work through this little book. It is a smaller version of some of the larger prophecies and it comes to some of the same conclusions as books such as Isaiah and Jeremiah. God is sovereign. God is working out the best for His people. Our response must be humble confidence in God's promises and quiet submission to His purposes.

But we get to sing!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Resurrection Quote

An excellent quote on the nature and significance of Christ's resurrection - I'll just give you the link to Tony Reinke's blog. I was glad to read this and couldn't agree more!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick - From a Different Perspective

I was pleased to see this article by my friend Clint Humfrey in the National Post. The story of the life of Patrick is well worth learning. As Clint points out, there are valuable lessons for today to be learned from his experience and faithfulness to God's call on his life.

Friday, March 04, 2011

"My grace is sufficient..."

If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well
the consolations of divine grace.

This is the opening line of Spurgeon's Morning and Evening reading for today. What a gift to the church Spurgeon is. The whole entry is excellent, as is the daily habit of Morning and Evening.