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John Calvin

the ininuating handkerchief

The Insinuating Handkerchief

A little insinuation and the culmination of circumstances were all it took to seal her death. And a handkerchief. That’s what did it. The handkerchief. In Shakespeare’s classic telling of Othello, a Moorish general of Venice fell prey to the doubtful suggestions of his unknown enemy, Iago. The claim was that Othello’s wife Desdemona was […]

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Evidently a Nobody

Humbling words from Calvin (here quoted by Spurgeon). Despite our proud resistance of the fact, God does not need us; but in His grace, He allows us to play a small part in His grand and continuing storyline of redemption. "It is of the utmost importance to us to be kept humble. Consciousness of self-importance […]

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But God is Faithful

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:1, ESV) I find this bit of Calvin […]