Once or twice a month, I gather up links to some of my favourite reading and resources from the past fortnight. I’d love to know what you’ve been reading in the comments too.
On Writing, Weeding, and Walking in the Light
Bethany J. Melton wrote a beautiful reflection on sin and growth: “Sometimes, I cling to my sin. I’m told to kill it, but it looks harmless and even pretty. So I water it, put it in sunlight, let it grow and start choking the truth inside me.”
3 Monday Morning Actions After Church on Sunday
Michael Kelley gives three helpful ideas for how to reflect on what you learned at church the next day. I’d like to start implementing this short routine.
Please, Take a Bite
I’m passionate about helping and encouraging others to keep persevering in reading the Bible every day. Glenna Marshall puts so many of the things I’ve thought into words: “When another believer keeps telling you to read your Bible, it’s probably not because they want you to feel guilty… they have tasted and seen that the Lord’s Word is good, and they want you to share in their joy.”
A young Victorian mum has died and is now with Christ
A beautiful testimony. I find it so encouraging to read about how people came to know Christ and kept trusting him through great suffering.
I haven’t time to listen to many podcasts lately, but I was featured on one recently to talk about one of my favourite subjects: The Puritans (Reformers Bookcast)
Friends, the pasturelands are not too far off. Take heart in these frenzied days. The Shepherd’s got you.
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) August 1, 2020
The people who have helped cause the most profound positive changes in my life are those who made me wish to be more like them, NOT the ones who shamed or dismissed me for being too much like “those other people.” Just a thought.
— Becky Wilson (@thebecky) August 4, 2020
The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union & communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.
— Ivan Mesa (@IvanTable) July 30, 2020
Sin has power by making
–threats of pain in the path of obedience, and
–promises of pleasure in the path of disobedience.
Faith in the superior promises of God severs sin's power both ways.
Hence there is an inheritance for those "sanctified by faith" (Acts 26:18)
— John Piper (@JohnPiper) August 1, 2020
Praise of God's grace ought to be the end of all our writing and reading in this world.
— Dane Ortlund (@daneortlund) August 2, 2020