Handley C.G. Moule (1841-1920), and evangelical Anglican, succeeded Brooke Foss Westcott as the bishop of Durham. I have read many small books on sanctification and holiness and have even thrown many away. This, however, is the best thing I’ve read in a long time. Why does it seem that the older writers have a way of hitting the nail on the head? Moule takes the reader through the book in a logical order. There are limit to surrender, mainly being the sinful nature which we all carry with us. Then there is self-denial which is to ignore one’s self and take up a cros. Jesus must be seen as absolute Master and Potentate but also becomes a Friend, and a Friend Who converses with His slave. There is a difference between motive (such as being bought with a price) and means (such as prayer and Bible study) but both are available and necessary. The bottem line is surrender. He is the King and we are slaves. Without that starting point there is nothing. Powerful little book.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]