Know Your Bible – November 8, 2015

Titus

Quotable

  • Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. (2:13)
  • Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. (3:5)

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Know Your Bible – April 28, 2015

Proverbs

Author/Date

Primarily Solomon (1:1), with sections attributed to “the wise” (22:17), Agur (30:1), and King Lemuel (31:1).  Little is known of the latter two.  Solomon reigned approximately 970-930 BC.  The staff of King Hezekiah, who lived about two hundred years later, “copied out” the latter chapters of the book we have today (25:1).

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Wisdom For Each Day – December 17, 2014

Discouragement and depression can come for many reasons.  We all brush up against them – when we lose someone to death, for example, or experience a problem that overwhelms us.  Depression may even come from chemical imbalances in our bodies; when that is the case, modern medicine often can help.

At the same time, when we feel discouraged or depressed we need to turn to God in prayer and commit the situation into His hands.  This isn’t a substitute for medical treatment if we need it; God ordained the physical laws that govern our bodies, and He can use the insights of medical science to bring healing.  But ultimately…when we face problems of any kind we need to turn to Him.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12

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Wisdom For Each Day – December 16, 2014

No Psalm is better known or better loved than Psalm 23, which probably owes its origin (at least humanly speaking) to David’s boyhood years as a shepherd.  But has it become so familiar to us that we have forgotten its riches?

Look at the verses.  They tell us first of all that God is like a shepherd to us – guiding us, keeping us safe, protecting us from our enemies, giving us everything we need to sustain our lives.  But they also hint at our tendency to wander and get in trouble, like the lost sheep in one of Jesus’ parables (see Luke 15:17).

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.

Psalm 23:1-3

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Wisdom For Each Day – December 15, 2014

My dictionary defines wonderful as anything that is so unusual or magnificent that it causes wonder and amazement.

Jesus was wonderful in His life.  He mingled with sinners, yet His enemies could find not one single flaw in His character.  His miracles and His teaching both testified to His divine authority.

Christ was also wonderful in His death.  He died for others just as He had lived for others: To make our salvation possible.  And his death lead to the wonderful, glorious Resurrection, opening for us the door to Heaven and eternal life.

Jesus is wonderful indeed!

He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

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Wisdom For Each Day – December 14, 2014

If you took a poll of people you and I pass every day on the street, many would say that the main reason they aren’t attached to the Christian faith – is the Christians they know.  Some repel them by their self-righteousness; others show no love or compassion; still others show little concern for the world and its problems.  Most of all, they’ll point out, Christians can’t seem to get along with each other.  Why should we believe in Christ (they say) when He doesn’t seem to make any difference in the lives of His followers?

Do others see Him in you?

Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble…because to this you were called.

1 Peter 3:8-9

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