Job's arrogance peaked in chapters 29-31. After listening to Elihu's rebuke, Job would get what he wanted (23.3), but it would be the Lord who would put Job on trial and ask him a few questions of his own.
We must be aware of what motivates us to seek wisdom. And God never calls us to separate from His people or to neglect fellowship with believers, especially when it is to "intermeddle" with "all wisdom'. We will discuss this...
From where does strength come? Isaiah 26:1–19 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these nineteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that strength comes from the Lord alone.
The younger and older brothers both needed to repent and come home. Discover how the sinful and religious persons both need forgiveness, and both can be accepted by the Father! Don't let religion get in the way of your relationship with God.
The second half of our Proverb is perverted in new versions to "he that builds a high wall" or other such nonsense. We will discuss what the idiom, "he that exalteth his gate," actually means.
Also Reference: Proverbs 27:2
Today we're taking a closer look at the twenty-eighth chapter of the Book of Ezekiel.
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We do well not to trust our own hearts; we can and must trust in God's faithful mercy. So here we see a man who speaks—a man who seeks God with his whole heart, a humble and healthy Christian. What danger does such a man see? He fears wandering from God's commandments, he is conscious of his own weakness and the ways in which he can be drawn or pushed from the path of righteousness. So what is the mercy he seeks? That the Lord would uphold and keep him in the right path.
Siempre habrá personas en el reino de Dios que pueden oír y oír la palabra de Dios mientras no captan lo que está presentado, y por supuesto no muestran la menor gratitud por lo que Dios está haciendo en sus vidas.
We live in an age where the wicked seem to prosper. Ungodliness is regarded as harmless, or even as good, while righteousness is mocked and maligned. We see that in many cases, we are governed by those who have no fear of the Lord, and are often even openly at war against Him. Ours is an age of flattery, narcissism, self-love, and lies. Yet none of this is particularly new or unique. This is how things always are when God prepares to rise up and bring safety to His people. Our charge this week is to take God at His word. Christian, do you believe that God's promises are purer than silver refined seven times? Are you confident of your safety in Him? Do you understand that He is committed to guarding your generation forever, even when you are surrounded on all sides? This is the kind of God we serve; He's done it before so you can trust Him to do it again. Rest in the comfort and in the safety He has promised, and once you are rested, labour for His glory as one who knows that nothing can harm you.
"The Three Worlds of Evangelicalism" by Aaron Renn in 'First Things' magazine.
"On Controversy" by John Newton
Often times Godly behavior and affection is caught rather than taught. Godly examples help us to know how to live out the Christian faith. In these verses we see the Christ like examples of three Jewish converts who exemplify what affection for the body of Christ and the Kingdom of God looks like. Brothers bless the church!
What happens to hope in any deliverance other than the Lord? Isaiah 19–20 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these thirty-one verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the Lord both makes other hopes for deliverance to fail, as well as surprising people from all nations by giving them hope and deliverance in Himself.
What do we learn from the Lord who judges, even as He weeps? Isaiah 15–16 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these twenty-three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that pride is a soul-destroyer, because it hinders us from accepting the Lord's gracious invitation to be saved by Him.