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Tag: Desiring God

Job, the Film

It was shortly after Stacey and I were first married that I was introduced to John Piper’s book The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God (which you can get here as a pdf). In print form it was a stunning and gripping combination of heart-wrenching poetry and pictures which make your soul cry out for the Eternal God.

I remember the first time I sat and read through the book in a single sitting. It owned me.

Needless to say, this trailer looks fantastic, and I’m glad they’re finding new ways to get this material out to people in order to help them engage the brutal realities of life in a fallen world awaiting its redemption. I can’t wait to see the full film.

Jōb the Film from Chris Koelle on Vimeo. HT: Louis Tullo

The Blame Game

This summer, while our pastor is on sabbatical, I’ll be preaching (God willing) through the book of James. This week I’m studying to preach James 1:1-18. Today, over at the Desiring God blog, they’ve got a great application of James 1:13-15.

I heartily recommend you check out this post: ‘12 Sins We Blame on Others

Here are the 12 sins they list:

  1. Anger
  2. Impatience
  3. Lust
  4. Anxiety
  5. Spiritual Apathy
  6. Insubordination
  7. A Critical Spirit
  8. Bitterness
  9. Gluttony
  10. Gossip
  11. Self-Pity
  12. Selfishness

Blaming others is an easy way to justify self in attempts to remove shame and guilt without even realizing it. May God give us grace to see our sin and accept our sin for what it is… and then flee to the cross!

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