“So long as the Father is looked on under any other apprehension, but only as acting love upon the soul, it breeds in the soul a dread and aversion. Hence the flying and hiding of sinners in the Scriptures. But when he who is the Father is considered as a father, acting love on the soul, this raises it to love again. This is, in faith, the ground of all acceptable obedience.” (John Owen, Communion With the Triune God, emphasis mine)
Links of the Week:
What Abortion Shows Us: John Knight shares a very insightful post highlighting the mindset our country has toward abortion, and thus human life in general.
In Light of Eternity: Jani Ortlund shares some personal thoughts on nearing the end of your earthly race and making the most of the time you have left.
7 Tips for Improving Women’s Ministry: Hilary Tompkins offers some helpful advice on women’s ministry and improving its impact on the community around it.
Disposable Friends: Lindsey Carlson encourages us to love our friends for the long haul, even if they don’t meet our requirements for the “perfect friend.”
Purity Pushers and the Value of Virginity: Katie McCoy challenges the church to view virginity from a biblical perspective–putting God at the center of all our sexuality.
Valentine’s Devotionals for the Whole Family: My friend Sarah Dees is selling some fun devotionals for the month of February that focus on loving God and people. They are just $.99, so be sure to pick up a copy for your family.