This is a very encouraging little book, pointing to two words that function as the hinge of all gospel living. There is a problem, a dilemma, a crisis, a trouble, and God’s people are up against it. This happens time and again in the Scriptures. And the next two words are but God . . .
Casey Lute walks through the Scriptures, pointing to nine key instances of this. He starts with Noah. “But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided” (Gen. 8:1, ESV).
The God of the Bible is the God who saves, and He saves us in the middle of the story. The problem is sketched out and made clear, and then, when all hope is lost, we hear the words but God. God loves cliffhangers.
But God remembered Noah. But God delivered Israel at the Red Sea. But God raised Jesus from the dead. This book is a quick read, but quite meaty for all that.
Agreed! Glad you highlighted it. It’s a great little book.
Hi Pastor Wilson, just a thought: why not let Canonwired.com be a place where all kinds of articles written by you and a few compatriots can be viewed at a glance — perhaps a Presbyterian, omne vitae omnibus Christi, Opti-Millennial version of Desiringgod.org?
Canon Wired is specifically for video content published by Canon Press, so that wouldn’t quite be the right place for such a collection. Credenda.org might be a better place, since the magazine has been in hibernation for a few years. Dunno if anybody ’round here might have the interest/resources to invest in something like that, though.
I like big (Biblical) buts, and I cannot lie…
Many thanks for highlighting the book. It was a God remembered me moment when I read the first few pages of it… It’s only been a week, but I have found a new kind of freedom from a sin that has plagued me for 25 years. There were counsellors, books upon books for the subject, and accountability groups; but God is indeed a surprising God. I hope others, in a myriad of ways, will be blessed by this little book.
As I read this comment now, it’s almost as if I see it through the eyes of someone else. “It’s only been a week.” The enthusiasm for what I experienced certainly outweighed the length of time it had been. Several weeks have passed, and while the enthusiasm or newness has lessened, I am still very very grateful for the work God did that day. I told a group of Christian men I meet regularly with, that it was as if God took my lust from a 95 out of 100 to a 15 or 20. It’s still there, but oh… Read more »