Do Not Despise the Word of the Lord
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Do Not Despise the Word of the Lord

This fiery, impassioned close reading of Psalm 51 throws light on King David’s cry for entire sanctification. He confronted the reality that his commission of adultery and murder rose out of a wicked, bent heart and spirit that had despised the word of the Lord. It wasn’t enough for David to simply have the sinful...

The Gift of Shame (January 2017)
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The Gift of Shame (January 2017)

Indifference grows when we sin, feel ashamed, and then blow off the shame. If we think, “I can get away with it,” then we won’t repent. In grief, the Holy Spirit will leave us, and all that will be left is a shell of religion. The child who regularly steals a chocolate and reasons that...

The Gift of Shame (2 Samuel 11)
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The Gift of Shame (2 Samuel 11)

King David saw the love of God and yet believed that he could get away with adultery and murder. The resounding effects of his sin continued for years until God finally worked it through David’s soul: “Should I win the favor of Yahweh, He will bring me back…but should He say, I take no pleasure...