John Newton on the spirit with which another believer in grave error should be corrected: If you account him a believer, though greatly mistaken in the subject of debate between you, the words of David to Joab, concerning Absalom, are very applicable: “Deal gently with him for my sake.” The Lord loves him and bears …

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Constructive insights into personal failure from David Murray. Some of the lessons I’ve learned from failure: My failures are usually the result of over-confidence. When I’ve failed it’s often because I was putting too much trust in myself and not enough in God. A happy side-effect is that it has usually produced more prayerful dependence …

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