“Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord” (Isaiah 41:14). We humans don’t think too highly of worms, do we? We know they have their place in the world, but we are not very impressed with them. Well, how would you like to be compared with a worm? That’s exactly what the prophet Isaiah, … Continue reading On being an effective worm
J.I. Packer: “The work of the Spirit in imparting this spiritual understanding is called illumination or enlightening. It is not a giving of new revelation, but a work within us that enables us to grasp and to love the revelation that is there before us in the biblical text as heard and read, and as explained by teachers and writers. Sin in our mental and … Continue reading What is the Illumination of the Holy Spirit?
Our Sunday School teacher, John Sensenig asked this question yesterday in class. He said, I am not going to put you on the spot and force you to answer, but just for you to consider – did you get your spiritual nourishment this morning? To that my wife added, sometimes we don’t even know we are starving ourselves because it is only when we are … Continue reading Did you eat your bread this morning?