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What Constitutes A God-Approved Marriage (Part 2)

In this writing, let us consider a couple of things which do not, in and of themselves, constitute a God-approved marriage.  Let us notice… (1) Sexual union does not constitute marriage.  (a) The sexual union of Dinah and Shechem did … Continue reading

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Cursed Be Canaan

A preacher and dear friend in Africa contacted me, asking me to explain why Noah cursed Canaan (Genesis 9:18-27).  Let’s consider the text… “Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.  Then he drank of the wine and … Continue reading

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A Quiver Full of Arrows

“Behold, children are a heritage (gift NASB) from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3). The reason that humans can reproduce is because God gave them this ability.  He could have made them without this … Continue reading

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Observing The Wind

“He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap” (Ecclesiastes 11:4). The meaning?  John Waddey comments, “His illustration is that of a farmer who is so concerned about having perfect conditions for sowing … Continue reading

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The Value of Asking Questions

“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out” (Proverbs 20:5). Here is what some have said of this passage: (1)  Adam Clark – “Men of the deepest and most … Continue reading

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“Remember not the Sins of My Youth” Psalm 25:7a

We would do well to each acknowledge the sins of our youth before God.  The passage of time, and our aging and maturing alone does not remedy our sinful past. Matthew Henry comments, “Here is an implicit confession of sin; … Continue reading

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God’s Safety Net

Some think that it is primarily the government’s or the church’s responsibility to care for those in need.  I have seen church members, who were able to relieve a family member in need, refuse to do so themselves, but instead … Continue reading

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