Today’s Kindle offers consist of books new and old– even a brand-new release from Kristen Wetherell that appears to be a great fit for the times.
( The other day on the blog: How To Maximize Lockdown (Tips from Christians in Italy))
Michael Kruger: “ The infection will be suppressed when individuals embody a spirit of self-sacrifice. A posture of self-denial. We must limit our travel, limitation our social contact, even limit our “fun” so that the infection won’t spread out. Which needs a worldview that provides us a factor to deny ourselves. A reason to think of others. To put it simply, we require a worldview that has to do with more than us.” (See likewise A Christian’s Caution and Motivation from Spain #COVID19, Corona as a Reminder of My King, and Things I Am Grateful for During the Coronavirus Pandemic)
This video discusses, rather simply, how the coronavirus works and why it’s so dangerous. (See also 30 Days That Brought the World to the Brink of a Depression)
You might enjoy this recent interview with John MacArthur.
“ It has actually ended up being a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not scriptural manhood and womanhood. This is a classification error. It undermines Christlikeness by turning it into something abstract, gnostic, idealized, even inhuman. It’s also antinomian.” This article from 9Marks explains.
” If anyone in the world need to be defined by reality and stability, empathy and regard, those of us called of God to get the word out of Life are the ones.” Isn’t that the fact!
Jared Wilson discusses the very present reality of fear and how it can drive our lives. “ There is an excellent type of cautiousness, the sort of wisdom that doesn’t leap in to every scenario or make rash decisions. And after that there’s the kind of cautiousness that has more to do with handling our own disobedience. “How disobedient can I be and still get away with what I want?’ And this comes when the vision of the things around us is greater than the vision of him who has actually called us. The less Godward you are looking, the more scared you will be.”
Specific things, like a store with 4 aisles committed to pillows, appear to fade into insignificance at a time like this.
Simply as a tree which is blown by the wind is settled and rooted deeper into the ground, the coming of a temptation merely settles the Christian much deeper into magnificent grace. Here are eight methods God brings good from temptation.
The strength of perseverance hangs on our capability to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our hold-ups and detours.— John Piper