A little recommended weekend reading.
What If the Worst Happens?
I have to admit it: I’m a “what if?” woman. I do more than my fair share of worrying about what could happen.
Vaneetha Rendall suggests replacing “what if” with “even if.”
In the Bible, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were not guaranteed deliverance. Just before Nebuchadnezzar delivered them to the fire, they offered some of the most courageous words ever spoken. “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it … But even if he does not, we want you to know that we will not serve your gods … ” (Daniel 3:17–18).
Even if the worst happens, God’s grace is sufficient. Those three young men faced the fire without fear because they knew that whatever the outcome, it would ultimately be for their good and for God’s glory. They did not ask “what if” the worst happened. They were satisfied knowing that “even if” the worst happened, God would take care of them.
What Does Repentance Look Like?
David shows us in Psalm 51 (R. C. Sproul).
Why Are You Here on Earth?
The answer is in a George Herbert poem (John Piper).
Why Is Propitiation Important?
Because it’s what we need (Kim Shay).