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Scripture at Sunrise 9.19.2012

And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. -Hebrews 11:39-40

Faith is trusting God when He’s not doing what I want and when He’s not conforming to all to my desires. Hebrews 11:39 -Lois Evans via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 9.12.2012

And He said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” -Luke 9:23

“True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.” -AW Tozer

Scripture at Sunrise 9.5.2012

“Your promise is well tried, and Your servant loves it.” -Psalm 119:140

God’s promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine. —David Nicholas [HT: Challies]

Scripture at Sunrise 8.29.2012

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” -Romans 5:6

Sinners are loved by a God who infallibly bends toward us, even while we are perpetually bending away from Him. -Tullian Tchividjian via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 8.22.2012

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:2

Only through God’s Word are our minds remolded and our values renewed…God’s Word must be so strongly fixed in our minds that it becomes the dominant influence in our thoughts, our attitudes, and our actions. -Jerry Bridges in “The Pursuit of Holiness

Scripture at Sunrise 8.8.2012

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.” -1 Corinthians 15:10

“Some Christians are stalled out in their sanctification for simple lack of effort. They need to know about the Spirit’s power. They need to be rooted in gospel grace. They need to believe in the promises of God. And they need to fight, strive, and make every effort to work out all that God is working in them. Let us say with Paul, ‘I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me’ (1 Corinthians 15:10). Without this biblical emphasis, we’ll be confused, wondering why sanctification isn’t automatically flowing from a heartfelt commitment to gospel-drenched justification. We’ll be waiting around for enough faith to really ‘get the gospel’ when God wants us to get up and get to work (Philippians 2:12–13). Because when it comes to growth in godliness, trusting does not put an end to trying.” -Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness (pages 90–91)