Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet errs (Proverbs 19:2).
The want of that knowledge which we need for our direction through life, is very pernicious; for we are in a dangerous world, full of pits and snares; and the man that has not eyes in his head, must fall, sooner or later, into destruction.
Hence he cannot be too diligent in its cultivation. It is true that very often there is too much expected of him. He is but man, and the struggle against sin and imperfections must constantly be carried on in him as well as in other men. And sometimes he is most unjustly, even cruelly, criticised.
The remembrance that the people of God will one day be in heaven with God is a remembrance that should often be brought to mind as we still live on this earth. After the Lord God had made the heavens and the earth and all things that they contain in six days, we are told that He then, “rested on the seventh day.” (Genesis 2:2). Not only did God rest on the seventh day, but He “declared” the fact, so to speak, for, we read in the next verse that “blessed” and “sanctified” that seventh day of rest.
Albert N. Martin
Romans 8. In laying out the privileges of those who are adopted into the family of God by grace, on the basis of the work of Christ, the Apostle has just declared that all such adopted ones are given the spirit of adoption, and are given the spirit of heirs and joint heirs with Christ. Then he makes a qualifying statement at the end of verse 17, “If so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.”
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The Golden Age of Puritan Preaching Dr. Joel R. Beeke
The Pastor’s Use of the Law (1) Albert N. Martin
The Foundations of the Sabbath (1) Dr. Alan J. Dunn
The Church as the Bride of Christ Gordon Cook
God’s Design and Plan for Husbands (1) Jeff Smith
The New Covenant People of God and Paedobaptism (1) Dr. Alan J. Dunn