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PATIENCE IS ALSO A FORM OF ACTIONMATTHEW 13:29 "'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Prior to the interpretation the householder of the parable is clearly intended to be a pattern of patient wisdom. He knows that he ...
02/25/2020
ONCE WE ARE BORN AGAIN, WE ARE ALL MINISTERS OF RECONCILIATION2 CORINTHIANS 5:18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:BENSON COMMENTARY The gospel ministry, offering reconciliation and peace with God to all mankind, and ensur...
02/18/2020
TRUE HOLINESS IS TRUE HAPPINESS  PROVERBS 11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.  BENSON COMMENTARY Who disgraceth the beauty of her body by a foolish and filthy mind.  MATTHEW HENRY’S COMMENTARY Beauty is a used by those who have not discretion or m...
02/13/2020
BE NOT SURPRISED IF IT HATE YOUJOHN 15:8 If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY There was the more need for them to be close bound to each other, and to their Lord, on account of the hatred which awaited them in the world. MACLAREN'S EXPOSITIONS ‘The wor...
02/13/2020
BY FAITH AND DEPENDENCE ON HIMPROVERBS 16:3 AMP Roll your works upon the Lord (commit and trust them wholly to Him. He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and) so shall your plans be established and succeed.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Thy plans shall prosper, for they will be unde...
02/12/2020
SHUTTING DOWN CONVERSATIONS THAT AIM TO TEAR OTHERS DOWNEPHESIANS 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.GILL'S EXPOSITION Let no corrupt communication proceed out...
02/06/2020
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THE SEARCHMATTHEW 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY The “search” is presupposed, The man has been seeking the “goodly pearls” of wisdom, holiness, and truth, and has found them in at least some of their lower forms. Then he is led ...
02/01/2020
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SOMETIMES YOU WIN AND SOMETIMES YOU LEARNPROVERBS 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY It is vain to seek the company of wicked men in the hope of doing them good; we are far more likely to be cor...
01/31/2020
A FETUS WAS THE FIRST TO REJOICE AT THE NEWS OF JESUSLUKE 1:41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.BARNES' NOTES Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost - The meaning of this seems to be that she was filled with joy; wi...
01/29/2020
BE PATIENT WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE 2 TIMOTHY 2:24 NLT A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Quiet and kind, not only to those belonging to the brotherhood of Christ, but, as is expressly men...
01/26/2020