I have recently been re-reading David Powlison’s book, Good and Angry. I found two ideas to be particularly helpful. First, like a good biblical counselor, he reminds us readers to supplant sinful anger with a corresponding righteous replacement. And he reminds us of the nature of God to do that, drawing attention to God’s interaction […]Read More When you are angry
[Be sure to watch to the end, where Powlison draws a helpful distinction between sinful and righteous anger.] For more on this topic see — David Powlison, booklet, Anger: Escaping the Maze David Powlison, booklet, You Make Me So Mad! Managing Your Anger Robert Jones, book, Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem HT: […]Read More The Heart of Sinful Anger
When communicating the gospel to unbelievers, it is tempting to make conversion the end of the conversation. That is, it is possible to be so concerned about the salvation of the individual that we ignore what happens to the convert after his salvation decision. But God cares about what happens to us after our salvation. […]Read More Sunday Leftovers (8/7/11) – Sanctification
Does God get disappointed when we believers sin? Here is a thoughtful and helpful answer from David Powlison: The statement I found particularly helpful: “Being not under wrath but under grace does not mean God is now somehow indifferent and does not respond appropriately to our sins.…There is a fatherly displeasure that God’s revealed in […]Read More Does God get disappointed in believers when we disobey?