I want to give an exposition from John 14 beginning with verse 15, "If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but you know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."
In spite of these obvious qualifications, Christ’s promise of homes, family and fields is an encouragement for those willing to serve him. It tells us that God is good and that he is no man’s debtor. Sometimes the idea that “God is no man’s debtor” has been used wrongly to try to control God, as it were. People have suggested that if we do so-and-...