"Today's Biblical advice is leave justice to God--He cannot be mocked. The person who hurt you can appear victorious today and tomorrow, but the acts of divine justice come at the right time.
Don’t dare to call justice the impulsive act provoked by wrath; prisons are filled with people who only wanted ‘justice.’
The prisons of the world also hold, in its cells, damaged people, who, like Carla, allowed themselves to be led by wrath. Human wrath cannot be compared to divine justice; only God knows how to allow people to harvest the mature fruit of a life spent injuring others.
Free yourself. Ask God for the ability to forgive. Open the doors of your internal prisons. Shine, like the sun of a new day. Because: ‘The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.’” (James 1:20)
Alejandro Bullon, Finding Fulfillment in Christ, p. 277
"There is nothing that you can do for God to love you more than He already loves you. There is no sacrifice that can increase God's mercy or that multiplies His care for you. God is love, and if you seek Him with humility, He gives you the garments that He prepared for you.
Clothing, in the Bible, is synonymous with salvation. Pay attention! The text points out that God made them [Adam and Eve] clothing and He Himself dressed them. Did you realize that human beings only allow themselves to be dressed? Everything, in salvation, is divine action.
Every new day, it is always good to remember this. The work is God’s, and you only need to accept: ‘Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.’” (Genesis 3:21)
Alejandro Bullon, Finding Fulfillment in Christ, p. 276
“God just doesn’t throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea, pulls up a corpse, takes him up on the bank, breathes the breath of life into him, and makes him alive.”—R. C. Sproul
“Why are you so worried about the future? Will you get married? Yes. Will they be hot? Shut up, and yes. Will my life count for something? If you point it in that direction, no doubt. Will my needs be met? Why would God desert you, after giving His Son as a ransom to free you? Your future is secure. No matter how it looks, no matter how it feels, it is certain. And it’s good.”—Unka Glen (unkaglen.tumblr.com)
“As long as you and I understand salvation as checking off a box to get to God, we will find ourselves in the meaningless sea of world religions that actually condemn the human race by exalting our supposed ability to get to God. On the other hand, when you and I realize that we are morally evil, dead in sin and deserving of God’s wrath with no way out on our own, we begin to discover our desperation for Christ.”—David Platt (via solideogloriaa)
“The goal of the Bible has always been to bring us into an encounter and relationship with God (see John 17:3). If knowing the Word and knowing God were synonymous, then the scribes and Pharisees, who memorized the entire Old Testament, would have been the first people to recognize and receive Christ. But their very approach to the Scriptures set them up for spiritual blindness. They abandoned the true purpose for studying the Word by exchanging a relationship with God for academic arguments, and never demanded that their theology lead to an encounter.”—Kris Vallotton
"As you begin a new day, remember that we all have an evil, sinful nature that delights in living far from Christ and prefers to live apart from the will of God. The Lord Jesus, with the soft cloth of justice, tenderly wipes us clean. He wipes us clean of everything and calls us just. [Hallelujah!]
Whenever you feel unworthy for any reason, in the hours of your worst anguish, in the moments of complete discouragement, and when the hammer of guilt pounds unceasingly, remember: ‘For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.’” (Romans 5:19)
Alejandro Bullon, Finding Fulfillment in Christ, p. 273
"...it is necessary to 'go out of the ark' if you want to succeed. The ark implies what is known, what is comfortable, secure, andeverything that does not involve risk. If you stay inside it, you will never see new horizons. God did not create you to grow old in the ark: the wooden ship is only an emergency measure; it's circumstantial. The heavenly mandate is 'go out of the ark'.
What ark are you holding on to? Every day, for different reasons, human beings are building arks and justifying their reasons for staying in them…
There is too much apathy and too much mediocrity hiding the internal fears of people who refuse to move forward. In the name of Jesus Christ, make today a day of growth. Review the course of your life, analyze your decisions, draw near to the window of the soul, and look at the vast horizons and endless fields where God wants to direct you. Don’t hesitate. Just because it has gone well for you until now, does not mean there aren’t better ways of doing things. Dare to leave the ark, because the divine order is: ‘Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.’ (Genesis 8:16)”
Alejandro Bullon, Finding Fulfillment in Christ, p. 271