Isaiah 9: Galilee

Isaiah 9:1 (MEV): Nevertheless there shall be no more gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time He contemptuously treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, in Galilee of the …

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Why Not if There’s Safety and Security Today?

Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good.” And he said, “Why not, if there is peace and security in my days?” 2 Kings 20:19 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This is just one verse at the end of a long …

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Humility, Unity and Confidence

The Lord God planted a garden in the east, in Eden, and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, …

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The Debt, and the Perfect Satisfaction

Way back at the beginning, we have the short account of Adam and Eve. God made both of them and placed them in His garden to tend it. They were welcome to eat of every tree in the garden save one, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. As the account goes, the …

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Sarah Laughs to Herself

They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?”And he said, “There, in the tent.”One of them said, “I will certainly return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Genesis 18:9–10 — Modern English Version (Thinline …

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The Parable of the Sower

When a large crowd had gathered together and people were coming to Him from every city, He told this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on a rock. And as …

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Redemption is for All Adam’s Race

Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and all the world may become accountable to God. Therefore by the works of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for through the law comes the knowledge …

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The Efficient Work of the Cross

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Romans 3:23–24 I am certain the former verse has been cited to everyone reading. It is used to demonstrate that everyone has failed to make the mark God has …

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The Covenant You Shall Keep

Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you; every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskins, and …

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