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security and perseverance

"And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.  I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.  I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me."  (Jeremiah 32:38-40 ESV) John Newton said of this truth: “Jesus, to whom I have been led to commit myself, has engaged to save me, absolutely, and from first to last. He has promised not only that He will not depart from me—but that He will put, keep, and maintain His fear in my heart—so that I shall never finally depart from Him!  And if He does not do this for me—I have no security against my turning apostate! For I am so weak, inconsistent, and sinful; I am so encompassed with deadly snares from the world; and I am so liable to such assaults from the subtlety, vigilance, and power of Satan—that, unless I am ‘kep

free kindle books

I am really, really enjoying the Kindle.  For a book, print, paper, and fountain pen kind of guy, this is a bit surprising.  But there you have it.  Here's where I'm picking up many free and/or cheap ebooks for my Kindle, specifically with a view to theology and biblical resources, but also historical, fiction, and science fiction: Puritan Library   Bring the books Words of Grace Gospel eBooks   Amazon Project Gutenberg  

on guidance

"All you really need to know about guidance can be summed up in this one sentence: God is faithful, so obey him. Whether or not that seems likely to work is not your business. Being faithful to God’s revealed will is your business."  (Iain Duguid)