Blog Posts | Obedience

Living with Open Hands (Pro 3:9-10)

| Feb 2, 2014

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Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.—Proverbs 3:9-10 At first glance, it may be easy to stash these words away in the category of “tithing.” The mention of first fruits, that […]

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More Rewards for the Blessed

| Sep 10, 2013

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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.—Matthew 5:7–10 Last week, we saw that the blessed are those whom God humbles. This […]

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The Book of Proverbs on Training Children

| May 21, 2012

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Proverbs 6:20–21, My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. It is generally acknowledged that the original setting of Proverbs was in the home of the courtier where the parents who were responsible for the social, moral, and religious training […]

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Supreme Humility and Righteous Exaltation

| Mar 14, 2011

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What did it mean for Jesus to humble himself? We must simply admit that this is beyond us. Of course it was humbling for the Lord of glory, who created all things, to become part of the creation. He became “for a little while lower than the angels” and lived 30 years unrecognized by anyone […]

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For Our Good (Deuteronomy 10:12-13)

| Jan 10, 2011

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For our good. It is no small thing that the obedience God commands from his people is for our good. It’s not for some bizarre divine entertainment, to see how silly he can make us look. It’s not that he derives pleasure from making us suffer. It’s not that he’s getting back at us for […]

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