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REST IN HIS FAITHFULNESSEXODUS 14:14 "The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent."PULPIT COMMENTARY "do nothing, remain at rest."
FREE IN YOUR AUTHENTICITYEPHESIANS 6:6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,BARNES' NOTES As people-pleasers - As if it were the main object to please people. The object should be rather to please and honor God.
GOOD GOVERNMENT PROVERBS 17:28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY A man may show himself to be a wise man, by the good temper of his mind, and by the good government of his tongue. He is careful when he does spea...
PHILLIPPIANS 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, The Greek verb rendered “work out” means "to continually work to bring something to completion or fruitio...
REFINING AND IMPROVING YOUR OWN LIFE MATTHEW 7:3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY We must not make the worst of people. Here is a just reproof to those who quarrel with their brethren for sma...
DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULTIES THAT SURROUND YOU PSALM 4:4 Be angry and do not sin; on your bed, reflect in your heart and be still. Selah ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Reflect on your conduct, let the still hours of the night bring calmer and wiser thoughts with them. BENSON COMMENTARY Admit you be angr...
AN EDGEA diamond comes from heat, pressure, and having more to bear than it seems it can withstand. But the end result is strength, beauty and something valuable. PHILIPPIANS 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ J...
WHO TELLS YOU YOUR FAULTS FREELY BUT CONCEALS THEM FROM OTHERS PROVERBS 27:6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. CLARKE'S COMMENTARY But the genuine open-hearted friend may be intended, who tells you your faults freely but conceals them from all others; GILL'S EXP...
A FANTASTIC WAY TO BE MISERABLEJAMES 3:16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.JAMIESON-FAUSSET-BROWN BIBLE COMMENTARY The jealous man stands in his own light. He thinks his candle cannot shine in the presence of another's sun. He aims dire...
TRUE LOVE PROVERBS 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.PULPIT COMMENTARY Hatred keeps alive the old feeling of revenge, and seeks opportunities of satisfying it; but love puts aside, forgets and forgives all offences against itself. BENSON COMMENTARY Hatred stirreth up...