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Tag Archives: kindness
She is called “a little maid” (KJV) or “a young girl” (NKJV). She had been torn from her home, a young Israelite girl, taken captive by the Syrians. She was placed in the service of Naaman’s wife (2 Kings 5:1-2). … Continue reading
What would happen if the man-in-need scenario from the parable of the Good Samaritan were recreated? How many would stop to help? John Darley and Daniel Batson, two Princeton University psychologists, conducted a study, in the early 1970’s. Princeton Theological … Continue reading
Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 hurricane, came ashore in Rockport, Texas on August 26. It is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the continuous United States (Wikipedia). Some areas have received nearly 52” of rain (washingtonpost.com). No part of … Continue reading
“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
“We ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another” (Titus 3:3). Why should Christians be peaceable, gentle, and humble toward others? (cf. Titus 3:2). The answer is … Continue reading
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,” (Ephesians 2:4). The word “but” sets forth a great contrast. Paul has just reminded the Ephesians of man’s sin problem. The Gentiles had … Continue reading
“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
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:20-21). … Continue reading
“Some brethren have argued that the church is authorized to help church members and their dependents out of the church treasury, but no others. They reason that many times do we read of the church aiding and assisting “saints,” “disciples,” … Continue reading