Drop By Drop

2 04 2007

“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.”
(Ezekiel 36:26,27)

The nature of water is yielding, and that of a stone is hard. Yet if you hang a bottle filled with water above the stone so that the water drips drop by drop, it will wear a hole in the stone. In the same way the word of God is tender, and our heart is hard. So when people hear the word of God frequently, their hearts are opened to the fear of God.

–Wisdom from a Desert Father

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With Just A Word

1 11 2006

“Prove to me in one sentence that this Bible can be trusted.” Struggling with the reliability of God’s Word, the King of Prussia challenged his chaplain.

The chaplain responded, “I don’t need a sentence. I just need a word.”

“What is this word that carries such weight of proof?” said the king.

“The word is ‘Israel’.”

The wise chaplain knew the preservation of the people of Israel even in the midst of their rebellion and unbelief proved that God could be trusted to keep His promises to believers. If God said it, He’ll do it.

–Chuck Swindoll
“Insights” Newsletter, October 2006 Issue