Professor of Biblical Spirituality; Associate Dean of the School of Theology
Donald S. Whitney is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary. A longtime pastor and author of numerous books on the Christian life, he is also founder of The Center for Biblical Spirituality and is author of numerous books including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible.
When praying the Bible, our primary activity is prayer, not Bible intake. Bible reading is secondary in this process. Our focus is on God through prayer; our glance is at the Bible.
You can trust everything the Bible says about the Christian life. But these nine are among those the Bible emphasizes most often.
Donald S. Whitney discusses his book “How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?” and the satisfying certainty of eternal life
Unlike the words of David and Jeremiah in Scripture, no believer’s writings today are divinely inspired. But the example of the biblical authors in writing their prayers, meditations, questions, etc., provides scriptural validation for Christians today to do the same.
A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.
If you can’t make time to meet God through the Bible and prayer now, it’s very unlikely you will when (if) life does slow down.
I plan to continue this practice for the rest of my life, for I never outgrow the need for the practical wisdom of this divinely-inspired book.
Does God hear the prayers of unconverted children?
We cannot earn a hearing with God through sincerity. We need Christ to get access to God.
Giving people a plan gives them an incentive to read the entire Bible.
Use these questions as a tool to craft more intentional New Year’s resolutions.
Memorizing it is hard, but the real secret, if there is one, is simply this: Repetition over time.
Three syllables is all you have to remember, read, pray, sing. Read the Bible, pray together and sing together.
The most important thing about fasting is to realize that fasting is to be done for a purpose—a God-centered, biblical purpose.