But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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June 24, 2017 by: Courtney Reissig

The Help That Humility Accepts

Accepting help means you're acknowledging that you are not God. God doesn't need help from anyone, but you, as a human being, need a whole lot of help to get things done.

But it's hard to accept help from others. We can talk...

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June 23, 2017 by: Marshall Segalimage

The Suffering of Singleness

Singleness brings its own suffering, a kind of misery many married people simply don’t understand anymore. I wonder what the hardest days are for you? Maybe it’s been a breakup (or several). Or maybe it’s been...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 23:30

God Is . . .

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June 22, 2017 by: Mark Jones

We Cannot Know God Fully . . .

God is spirit, triune, infinite, holy, unchangeable, love. The true and living God is too much for us to handle, to know, to trust, to understand, to worship. The incomprehensible one is simply too much for us.

. . . Yet We Can Know...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 23:00

Why the Book of Psalms Is for You

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June 22, 2017 by: Dane C. Ortlund

The Psalms Speak to Our Humanness

The Psalms are not written for the experts. They’re written for ordinary Christians leading ordinary lives—lives that are marked by depression, discouragement, despair, frustration, or maybe even numbness toward...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 23:24

Why Study the Books of 1–2 Timothy and Titus?

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June 21, 2017 by: Brian Tabbimage

An Invitation

1–2 Timothy and Titus are among the most personal and practical books in the New Testament. The apostle Paul writes to instruct and encourage his faithful comrades Timothy and Titus, who are in the trenches of gospel ministry. These letters...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 21:00

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Singleness

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June 20, 2017 by: Marshall Segalimage

Make the Most of Singleness

Perhaps the greatest temptation in singleness is to assume marriage will meet our unmet needs, solve our weaknesses, organize our lives, and unleash our gifts. Far from the solution, Paul makes marriage out to be a kind of...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 00:22

Why Study the Book of Job?

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June 19, 2017 by: Eric Ortlundimage

The Commonness of Tragedy

It can be easy to think of Job as a book you turn to if some unexpected tragedy happens, but can otherwise be safely ignored. Perhaps the most important reason for reading the book, however, is that Job’s tragedy—an...

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June 19, 2017 by: Mark Jonesimage

1. God is simple.

What that means is this: God is free from all composition; He is not the sum of his parts. There is not one thing and another in God. Rather, whatever is in God, God is. He is absolute, which means that there are no distinctions within his...

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Friday, 16 June 2017 23:00

12 Bible Passages for Overwhelmed Fathers

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June 17, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

A Father's World . . .

A father’s world is filled with responsibilities and concerns, and the stress that can arise from helping to support a family can be overwhelming. But God offers wisdom and strength from his Word, and the father that anchors himself in...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:23

Create a Plan to Date Your Wife

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June 16, 2017 by: Justin Buzzardimage

Make a Plan That's Right for You

I know men who have pages and pages of plans for their business, their finances, and their hobbies, but have never written down a single sentence of planning for their marriage. Vows, dreams, ideas, and good intentions...

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June 16, 2017 by: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.image

1. Fatherhood began in God, since he is our Father.

God is our Father at two levels. One, he created us: “Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?” (Deut. 32:6). Two, he adopted us: “You have received...

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June 15, 2017 by: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.image

The following is a letter my dad wrote several years before his death, which he left in his desk, where he knew we would find it:

Dear Family,

"The time has come for my departure" (2 Timothy 4:6). It’s strange to write this when I’m feeling...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:05

The Many Ways God Changes Us

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June 14, 2017 by: David Powlison

Change by the Means of Grace

If this is God's world, then all things are in God's hands, and all things can work unto our good.

The obvious means are those which are called the means of grace. Some of these are public ministry: hearing the Word of God...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 21:00

The Problem of Nice and the Promise of New

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June 14, 2017 by: Michael Lawrenceimage

New or Nice?

When it comes to how we think about conversion, it’s crucial to get both our doctrine and our practices right. Churches should believe that God makes people radically new, not just nice, through conversion. But they should be able not...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 00:54

Introducing Subscriptions for ESV.org

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June 13, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

An Exciting Update to ESV.org

Today we're excited to announce a brand-new approach to accessing supplemental study content via ESV.org: subscriptions.

As of today, we offer three subscription plans:

Our...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 23:59

10 Things You Should Know about Dating

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June 13, 2017 by: Marshall Segalimage

1. Live on mission . . . and then find a spouse.

Instead of making marriage your mission, make it God’s global cause and the advance of the gospel where you are, and look for someone pursuing the same. If you’re hoping to marry someone who...

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June 12, 2017 by: Marshall Segalimage

1. Marriage doesn't make life easier.

Perhaps the greatest temptation in singleness is to assume marriage will meet our unmet needs, solve our weaknesses, organize our lives, and unleash our gifts. Far from the solution, Paul (in 1 Corinthians 7) makes...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:00

Because of the Grace of God

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June 10, 2017 by: Mark Jonesimage

By the Grace of God . . .

Every Christian can and must confess with the apostle Paul, “By the grace of God I am what I am” (1 Cor. 15:10). This well-known verse shows that God’s grace is not merely a “get out of jail free” card that...

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June 09, 2017 by: Matthew S. Harmonimage

1. The Bible is both a divine and a human book.

Every word of the Bible is inspired by God (2 Tim. 3:16). He spoke through the various human authors, using their unique personalities and writing styles to communicate exactly what he wanted to say (2 Pet....

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 23:24

How the Psalms Speak to All of Our Emotions

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June 08, 2017 by: Dane C. Ortlund

Covering a Whole Range of Emotions

The Psalms are in the Bible to give a us a full range of ways to approach God, to speak to him, to pray to him no matter what we're going through or experiencing. The Psalms are not just happy, and they're not just for...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:32

You're Not God, So Get Some Rest Today

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June 07, 2017 by: Courtney Reissig

Your Work Is Never Complete

It almost seems cruel to talk about rest in a book on the work of the home, because the work of the home is never finished. You don't punch a time clock at five o'clock and then go home and do something else. You live in your...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 23:54

Men, Are You Showing Signs of Burnout?

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June 07, 2017 by: David Murray

What Does Burnout Look Like?

Burnout manifests itself differently in different men. In some cases, it's physical symptoms. Recent statistics have shown that 77% of Americans have symptoms—physical symptoms—associated with stress. It might be...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 23:21

How to Interpret Biblical Typology

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June 06, 2017 by: Peter J. Gentryimage

Typology is governed by four factors.

1. Correspondence

The first is correspondence between events, people, places, etc., of one time, and events, people, places, etc., of a later time. This correspondence is due to the fact that God in his providence...

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June 05, 2017 by: Matthew S. Harmonimage

What Questions Are You Asking?

What we get out of the Bible largely depends on the kinds of questions we ask when reading the text. But how do we know what are the right questions to ask? Jesus provided a good starting point when he summarized the two...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 00:00

A Vital Yet Neglected Attribute of God

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June 05, 2017 by: Mark Jones

Treasuring God's Patience

God’s patience is, as far as sinners are concerned, a highly treasured attribute among his people: “But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake...

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