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Tag Archives: attitude
Make no mistake about it. One’s faith will be tested, and tested again, in this life. James writes of “the testing of your faith” (James 1:3). These tests are common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13). We should not be surprised … Continue reading
Each one of us should be a student, a careful student, of God’s word. Numerous passages emphasize this point (e.g. Psalm 1:1-3; 119:104; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 7:21-23; 22:29; John 12:48; Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:15-17; Hebrews … Continue reading
“He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus … Continue reading
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for (after KJV) righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6). The longer I live, the more convinced I am that true discipleship starts with attitude and will. It is an internal desire and … Continue reading
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Compare Moses and the Ten Commandments with Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount. Moses spent forty days and forty nights alone on Mount Sinai, before he presented … Continue reading
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) form the first part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). “Beatitude” is derived from the Latin “beatus” meaning “blessed.” … 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
This is not a question which can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The terms need to be defined before answering. What is meant by “hear”? The word “hear” can mean “to hear a sound without understanding” (e.g. … Continue reading