According to Plan – Three Things the LORD Has Used to Shape Me Outside the Bible!

“LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your Name, for in perfect faithfulness You have done wonderful things, things planned long ago” (Isaiah 25:1).

It is quite amazing and yet comforting and refreshing to think of how the LORD in His sovereign power, wisdom and grace, uses life experiences among other things to shape us as His children and thereby accomplish certain (specific) things in our lives for His own glory.  Everything according to plan.  There is no plan B with God!  It’s all and always, plan A! Continue reading

Sinclair Ferguson Shares 4 Principles Regarding the Exercise of Christian Freedom

I thought these were good, straight forward and simple.  Found them very helpful.  Here they are:

Principle 1: Christian liberty must never be flaunted. “Whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God” (Rom. 14:22, NIV).

Principle 2: Christian liberty does not mean that you welcome fellow Christians only when you have sorted out their views on X or Y (or with a view to doing that).

Principle 3: Christian liberty ought never to be used in such a way that you become a stumbling block to another Christian (Rom. 14:13).

Principle 4: Christian liberty requires grasping the principle that will produce this true biblical balance: “We … ought … not to please ourselves… . For even Christ did not please himself ” (Rom. 15:1–3).

To read Ferguson’s entire article, click on this link:  4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liberty on the Ligonier blog.