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Whose turn is it in the “chess game” of spiritual life—ours or God’s? Or, as some have proposed, is God making the moves on both sides of the board, whether or not we recognize His hand in doing so?

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Why Would Anyone Choose to Be Broken?

Why Would Anyone Choose to Be Broken?

Well, why would a man check into a hospital and allow the surgeon to start cutting? Because he knows that surgery is the only way to experience healing and to be physically restored. What makes a woman willing to endure long hours of intense labor? She knows that...
Redirecting Glory

Redirecting Glory

Jesus taught that multitudes will be cast out of heaven on Judgment Day who honestly believed themselves to be heaven-bound. They’ll leave the throne room sadly, befuddled by their self-deception, terrified by their fate. I wonder: If it’s possible to deceive...
Cultivating Humility

Cultivating Humility

1. Know the greatness of your sin and your God. John Owen said, “Two things need to humble us. First, let us consider God in His greatness, glory, holiness, power, majesty, and authority. Then, let us consider ourselves in our mean, abject, and sinful condition.” True...