To do nothing is to do something. To fail to bring Biblical solutions to bear upon problems is to allow sinful conditions to continue to accept them and adapt to them is contrary to God’s mandate.
All spiritual discoveries are transforming.
We do not truly understand the Bible until it changes our thinking and lifestyle.
J. Randolph Jaeggli, Biblical Viewpoint Nov. 2000 “Producing Skillful Preachers Like Ezra”, pp. 13-14
To be broken means to have no rights before God and man. It does not mean merely surrendering my rights to Him but recognizing that I haven’t any except to deserve hell.
Your delight and readiness in the paths of obedience is the very measure of your sanctification.
We each have endless capacity for self-deception and are notoriously biased in our own favor. Because of that, we will never come to an experience of inner cleanness and full restoration until we come to the place of complete honesty before God.
Unquestioningly, the paramount reason why we get, as a rule, so little out of God’s Word, is because of the appalling lack of self-judgment and brokenness before its Author, so prevalent on every hand.
It is possible for God to take a second best (or a sixty-fourth best!) and make it into something very wonderful when it is accepted as being the present condition in which a man finds himself, and when he moves toward God to develop it to the fullness of its possibilities in blessing and submission to His will, there cannot fail to be a great blessing. One of the glories of God in Christ is that He is able to make music from bruised reeds, and set smoking flax on fire (Matthew 12.20).
The most comfortable type of religion is always a vague religion, nebulous and uncertain, cluttered up with forms and ritual…. There is nothing so uncomfortable as clear-cut Biblical truths that demand decisions.