God Asks Questions

Genesis 16:7–8 (MEV): The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness. It was the spring on the way to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from and where are you going?”And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.” …

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Sarah Laughs to Herself

Genesis 18:9–10 (MEV): 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. I am assuming some …

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The Name: Scepter

On the third day, Esther put on her royal apparel and positioned herself in the king’s palace courtyard so that she would be directly in line with the part of the king’s throne room where the king sat facing the entrance of the room on his royal throne in the royal hall. When the king …

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He is Just

This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all and upon all who believe, for there is no distinction. 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, whom God has set forth to be …

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Why Stay in Exile?

We will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away a life; He devises plans so that His banished ones will not be cast out from Him.2 Samuel 14:14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) This …

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Especially to Those Who Believe

For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.1 Timothy 4:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Sometimes, Scripture is very precise in what is being said. Many times, that …

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The Wages of Sin

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 6:23 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The wages of sin is death. It's that simple. Think about what Paul is saying. Understanding this critical point is a foundation for …

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