February Links

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.


Beg to Be Rebuked: Six Habits for Better Accountability
An excellent article about how crucial accountability is in the fight for holiness. Marshall Segal’s six habits are highly practical, and help overcome some of the classic mistakes we make in accountability.

Think of Not Having Christ!
Tim Challies shares a wonderful passage from J.R. Miller’s 1911 book Self Control. “You think he has not been doing anything for you, when, in fact, he has been crowning you with loving kindness and tender mercies all your days.”

7 things to help you actually read the Bible
Practical guidance for Bible reading from Eternity News. I particularly like #3: Buy an alarm clock. I did this just the other week and I’ve found it so helpful in keeping me from checking my phone before I spend time with God.

The Poetry of the Puritans
I’ll basically share any articles about the Puritans, because they’ve been such a help to me. “In handling Scripture, the doctrine of God and salvation, we are trafficking in the highest ideas on which the human mind can meditate, we are straining our necks and squinting our eyes in an attempt to see and feel something of the glory of the God whom we worship.”

Discovering the Deeper Roots of our Habits
David Murray has been writing a series of posts about James Clear’s book Atomic Habits. It’s not a Christian book, but many of his concepts are helpful in thinking about our own sinful habits. I particularly enjoyed this article in the series.


Why Is God Withholding Marriage from Me? (Ask Pastor John, episode 1303)
“It’s not wrong to have sorrow. But it is wrong not to rejoice and to live for others, and to become absorbed in cynicism and bitterness and self-pity.” Balanced counsel for single Christians.

Be Devoted to Prayer (Desiring God)
John Piper gives us biblical and practical instruction on why and how we should pray.

What Your Grumbling Says About God (TGC Word of the Week)
Grumbling is one of those sins that we downplay, disguise, or even openly accept. I needed this rebuke from Brian Davis on how our complaints reveal what we really think about God.


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