The Daily Discovery (July 11, 2016)

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What’s Going On? – “What’s going on when Alton Sterling is openly slain by those sworn to ‘protect and serve’? What’s going on when those who are seeking to ‘protect and serve’ are brutality cut down on the streets of Dallas in the line of duty? What’s going on when over 60 people were shot in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend in predominantly black neighborhoods, with 32 of them shot within a 15 hour time frame–including children? What’s going on when famed author Toni Morrison implies that before she could agree to having a conversation on race she needs to see an officer shoot a white teenager in the back, when actually there are more white men killed by police than black men? (But black deaths generate more outrage and thus are sensationalized in the press).”

Judas’ Betrayal and the Providence of God – “The act of betrayal is one of the most painful things a person can experience. For a supposed friend and trusted individual to turn their backs on you is one of the most painful experiences a human could endure. That is exactly what happened in the Garden of Gethsemane. As this text flows and we see the outworking of Judas’ betrayal, we must likewise pay close attention to the words of Jesus. As Jesus pointed out the providence of God in the statement, ‘let the Scriptures be fulfilled,’ we must not view this whole scene as an accident.”

Ambassadors For Christ – “In the sixth grade I decided I wanted to be a diplomat. I wasn’t sure what a diplomat did, but one of them had a daughter who was in my class; her name was Calin. She spoke with an exotic accent, she got to translocate to a new country every few years, and the best part, according to her, was that her family had diplomatic immunity.”

Jacob and Playing Favorites – “The Christian life is an ongoing war against our own flesh (Romans 8:12–14; Colossians 3:5). Sin is an ever-present threat that requires believers to be on constant alert. But the greatest danger isn’t always the “big” sins, like murder and adultery. Sometimes the obscure sins pose the greatest hazard because they’re simply not on our radar and they don’t yield immediate consequences. The sin of partiality is a great example. We are so naturally inclined to play favorites that we can do it without even knowing. And the consequences simmer like a resentful volcano, waiting to erupt when you least expect.”

Letters to the Editor (Miracles, Cessationism, Husbands) – “This week I told Why I Am Not Continuationist (or charismatic) and, not surprisingly, that generated quite a number of letters to the editor. So, too, did an article on the marks of a godly husband’s love. Here are a few highlights…”


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“All death can do to the believer is deliver him to Jesus.  It brings us into the eternal presence of our Savior.” – John MacArthur