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Thoughts From The Prophets: God Hates Divorce

“You cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and crying; so He does not regard the offering anymore, nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.  Yet you say ‘For what reason?’  Because the LORD has been … Continue reading

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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: Deceived by Pride

“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

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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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Thoughts From The Prophets: What Does The Lord Desire?

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:8). Didn’t God require animal sacrifices and burnt offerings? He certainly did (e.g. Leviticus 1–7, 16, 23). However, some began to treat the sacrifices as … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 3)

Wayne Jackson has written, “It is the epitome of folly to ignore the labors of countless Bible scholars across the centuries who have made available, by means of the printed page, the results of their research.  One of the wonders … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: I Desire Mercy

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6). Do not misunderstand.  God required animal sacrifices and burnt offerings under the Mosaic Dispensation and the Patriarchal Dispensation (e.g. Genesis 4:4; 8:20-21; 22:1-14; Exodus … Continue reading

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