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This particular way of translating the Greek word emphasises a blessed and poignant truth for believers. Continue reading
We’re left, like Job, to trust without knowing why. Part of love is learning to trust even if you don’t know or understand everything the other person is doing. Continue reading
The Cross proves it all. If we can’t trust Him with the temporary problems of this life, when we have the proof of His love at the Cross, then we need to re-wire our thinking. Continue reading
Christ’s exaltation is our guarantee that the promises to us are true also. As He suffered, we suffer. As He rose, so also we shall rise. As He was glorified, so also we shall be glorified. We are in the Father’s hand, and our deliverance from the suffering of this life is sure. Continue reading
1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1Pe 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1Pe 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1Pe 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. Continue reading
Tell the theoreticians to quit arguing about election and foreknowledge and give your verse back :). It doesn’t belong to them, it belongs to you, the believer who is suffering the trials of this life. God gave it to you as an encouragement and a comfort to strengthen your faith. Continue reading
Yet the truth of our Lord’s Second Coming is not just a glorious truth. It is also a motivational truth. It is a truth that should motivate us to live aright even now. In fact, this promise of our Lord’s Second Coming is employed as a principle of motivation at least once in every book of the New Testament except Galatians, Philemon, 2 John, and 3 John. Let us consider such passages from Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and 2 Corinthians. Continue reading