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Tag Archives: envy
The Truly Wise
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13). The truly wise demonstrate their wisdom in two ways. (1) They demonstrate it by good … Continue reading
Posted in christian growth, Christian Influence, Preachers, Textual study, Word Study Tagged adam clarke, asv, bitter envy, christian living, demonic, diakritos, earthly wisdom, education, eirenike, eleous, envy, epieikes, epistemon, eritheian, esv, eupeithes, foy valentine, full of good fruit, full of mercy, gentle, good conduct, good fruit, good works, Guy N. Woods, hagne, how to show wisdom, hupokritos, IQ, James 1:22, James 3:1, James 3:13-18, jealousy, jj turner, Matthew 7:24, meekness, mercy, nasb, peaceable, poor teacher, pure, r.l. whiteside, rubel shelly, self seeking, sensual, sophos, teacher, thayer, unwavering, varience, vines, willing to yield, Wisdom, wisdom from above, wise teacher, without hypocrisy, without partiality, zelon 1 Comment
Circumcision’s Added Benefit
God told Abraham that circumcision would be “a sign of the covenant “(Genesis 17:11). God had promised “in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3), and “you shall be the father of many nations” (Genesis … Continue reading
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The Self-Destructive Sting
A honey bee colony has three types of bees associated with it: the queen; the workers (females); the drones (males). It is the worker bees which sting. “A honey bee will sting when it perceives a threat to its hive, … Continue reading
Posted in envy, Ethics, Mental Health, Peace, Tongue Tagged anger, bear and skunk illustration, bees, book none of these diseases, drone bees, envy, getting even, hate, hatred, honey bee sting, Mental Health, pay back, queen bee, revenge, s.i. mcmillien, self destruction, tongue, wasps, words, worker bees Leave a comment
Grace Series: Justified by Grace (Saved Through Washing and Renewing)
“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, but when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… He saved … Continue reading
Posted in baptism, Grace, Holy Spirit, Hope, Plan of salvation, Textual study, Word Study Tagged adam clark, baptism, chrestotes, daniel whittle, disobedient, eleos, envy, eternal life, foolish, gary workman, Grace, hate, Holy Spirit, hope, hope of eternal life, john newton, justification, justified by grace, kindess and love appreared, kindness, lenski, love, lust, malice, nicodemus, philanthropia, renewing of the holy spirit, saved by grace, saved by renewing, saved through washing, song amazing grace, song I know whom I have believed, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:3-7, wash, washing and renewing, washing of regeneration Leave a comment
I Want The Goat to Die!
“There is an old Russian fable, with different versions in other countries, about two poor peasants, Ivan and Boris. The only difference between them was that Boris had a goat and Ivan didn’t. One day, Ivan came upon a strange-looking … Continue reading
Ethics: Race and Prejudice (Part 2)
In an ideal world, justice would be blind. People should be judged by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin, or the fatness of their wallet. Joseph Addison said, “Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and … Continue reading
Posted in Ethics, Money, Race, Textual study, Wealth Tagged ecomonics, envy, ethics, James 2, job, joseph addison, justice, Lazarus, prejudism, Race, rich man, rich poor, riches, thomas sowell, trust, wealth, zero sum activity Leave a comment
The Works of the Flesh
The wording “the works of the flesh” should not be taken as saying that flesh itself is inherently evil. God called His creation very good (Gen. 1:26, 31). We are marvelously created (Psalm 139:14). Jesus dwelt in the same flesh … Continue reading
Posted in Textual study Tagged adulery, drunkenness, emulation, envy, fornication, hatred, heresies, idolatry, lasciviousness, murder, reviling. Galatians 5, sedition, strife, uncleanness, variance, witchcraft, works of flesh, wrath Leave a comment