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Category Archives: pride
The house of Israel (Judah) was the LORD’s vineyard (Isaiah 5:1-7). The nation was to bring forth good grapes, but instead it brought forth wild grapes (Isaiah 5:2). It is in this context, six woes are pronounced. Let’s notice… 1. … Continue reading
“The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high” (Obadiah 3). These words were for Edom (Obadiah 1). They were prideful. The Hebrew word which is translated “pride” … Continue reading
Two young economists, Steve and Allison Sexton (twins), argue that the popularity of the Toyota Prius is found in “conspicuous conservation.” Steve Sexton explains, “The Honda Civic hybrid looks like a regular Honda Civic. The Ford Escape hybrid looks like … Continue reading
The events at Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) occurred not long after the Flood. If the division of the earth in the days of Peleg (Genesis 10:25) refers to the events at Babel (and I think that it does), then the events at … Continue reading
“God resists the proud, but give grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and … Continue reading
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves” (Ephesians 2:8a). The word “for” (gar) points backwards. The gentiles, before salvation, were dead in trespasses and sins [Ephesians 2:1 (“you” refers to the gentiles. See … Continue reading
In medicine, the more that is known about how a disease is contracted, the better prepared one is to avoid it. In security, the more one understands how the employees or customers steal, the more prepared the company is to … Continue reading
“Ere you left your room this morning, did you think to pray? In the name of Christ our Savior, did you sue for loving favor as a shield today? When you met with great temptation, did you think to pray? … Continue reading