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Thoughts From The Prophets: Robbing God

“Will a man rob God?  Yet you have robbed Me!  But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8). The children of Israel had returned from captivity about a century earlier.  Many things … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Seek The LORD, Righteousness, and Humility

“Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice.  Seek righteousness, seek humility.  It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD’s anger” (Zephaniah 2:3). Judgement was coming on the … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Keep Silence Before Him

“But the LORD is in His holy temple.  Let all the earth keep silence before Him” (Habakkuk 2:20). The context concerns idols.  The previous two verses read, “What profit is the image, that its maker should carve it, the molded … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Prophets: The Valley of Decision

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!  For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision” (Joel 3:14). “The valley of decision” is the equivalent to the “the valley of Jehoshaphat” (Joel 3:14 cf. 3:2, 12). … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: A Cake Unturned

“Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake unturned” (Hosea 7:8). Some believe that this refers to Israel’s idolatry. Homer Hailey commented, “’A cake not turned,’ burnt on one side and uncooked on the other, fit for … Continue reading

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Peace Series: Glory, Honor, Peace

“Who (God – B.H.) ‘will render to each one according to his deeds’: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey … Continue reading

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