Darkness and love. In moments like these as described by this text I am encompassed by such a darkness. I believe everything is said in this sermon, but when the heart is so hurt, what I need is not enough. I need desperately the assurance of God's love. Not so much that the circumstances may change, but the assurance of His love. This gives me power to believe and to go on.
Dependence. We totaly depend on the revelation from God to understand who we are, who is God and what we have to do. Men who want to depend only on their mind will experience tragedy. We must see things in the light of faith.
Great perspective. Seeing marriage in the light of God's sovereignty and plan for holiness of life. Bringing in marriage a vertical perspective, instead of a horizontal one, a viewpoint centered on God not on ourselves.
Need for revelation. The need for revelation and illumination so we can know the wisdom of God, which we cannot know without this. Man cannot attain the wisdom of God untill He communicates it to him.
Great peace. There is no condition or situation in which we will find ourselves in life, as God's children, and over which God should not be Lord. We are not alone! God is always our refuge and peace.
Great contrast. A religion kept in human power contrasted with a religion of supernatural change in the heart. An external religion contrasted with a religion of the heart. The external religion of traditionalism of the Pharisees couldn't play as a foundation for the religion of Jesus.
Spiritual amnesia. In Christ we have wisdom for the foolishness of sin; power for the inability of sin; forgiveness for the guilt of sin; and, freedom from the slavery of sin. We must not live with spiritual amnesia, but to live out the grace given to us.