1. The legacy of Jonah is troubled with most remembering him not for what he said but for what he did: run away.
  2. This is an excerpt from “Finding God in the Darkness: Hopeful Reflections from the Pits of Depression, Despair, and Disappointment” by Bradley Gray (1517 Publishing, 2023).
  3. The Bible not only calls us to remember God’s past acts of deliverance; it also invites us to recognize that God in Christ is still in the business of delivering sinners from bondage.
  4. Even as he was dying, the heart of God poured itself out for the sake of sinners.
  5. Every incendiary move of God’s Spirit is accompanied by a group of penitent people rediscovering the power and preeminence of God’s Word.
  6. To “trust in God in trial” means we fight our battles by kneeling and praying to “the Holy One of Israel,” who works out our deliverance by himself.
  7. There’s no possibility of understanding the grace of Romans 6 and the glory of Romans 8 unless you identify with the excruciating struggle of Romans 7.
  8. The Savior wasn’t always forthright with his intentions behind using and relaying certain parabolic narratives.
  9. The Word of the Lord is sure. The enemy is defeated. Salvation is waiting for you.
  10. Even for idolatrous sellouts like you and me, God’s position has not changed. Even though we may have forgotten him, he never forgets us.
  11. Your Christian faith is a bloody faith, and that ought not make you fearful or scared or embarrassed.
  12. The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.
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