jesus christ of nazareth: IT IS NOT WISE TO ASK SUCH QUESTIONS - 12/25/20 02:01 PM
IT IS NOT WISE TO ASK SUCH QUESTIONSECCLESIASTES 7:10 Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY It is folly to cry out upon the badness of our times, when we have more reason to cry out for the badness of our own hearts; and even in these times we enjoy many mercies. It is folly to cry up the goodness of former times; as if former ages had not the like things to complain of that we have: this arises from discontent, and aptness to quarrel … (3 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: JEALOUS BEHAVIOR OVER ILLUSIONS - 11/22/20 02:25 AM
JEALOUS BEHAVIOR OVER ILLUSIONSPROVERBS 27:4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?GILL'S EXPOSITION Jealousy privately contrives and works the ruin of another, it can be the same as coveting which is an internal, heart-issue. … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: THE SURPASSING GREATNESS OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORD - 11/21/20 04:31 AM
THE SURPASSING GREATNESS OF KNOWING CHRIST JESUS MY LORDHuman nature tends to romanticize the past, especially if we perceive today to be less desirable. But our calling as believers is to live in the present.PHILIPPIANS 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ. … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: NO TO HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:42 AM
NO TO HALLOWEEN   1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons. BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated … (2 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:41 AM
I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated to Christ; … (0 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: YOU CANNOT HAVE A PART IN BOTH THE LORD'S TABLE AND THE TABLE OF DEMONS - 10/31/20 05:40 AM
 1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated to Christ; and the homage … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE PARTICIPANTS - 10/31/20 05:38 AM
DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE PARTICIPANTS1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: THIS IS WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:36 AM
THIS IS WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly … (0 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN - 10/31/20 05:36 AM
WHY I DON'T CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated to … (0 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: YOU CANNOT HAVE A PART IN BOTH - 10/31/20 05:35 AM
YOU CANNOT HAVE A PART IN BOTH1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: YOU ARE SOLEMNLY DEDICATED TO CHRIST - 10/31/20 05:34 AM
YOU ARE SOLEMNLY DEDICATED TO CHRIST1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.BARNES' NOTES The word "demons," among the Jews, was employed only to designate evil beings. It is not implied in their writings to good angels or to blessed spirits, but to evil angels, to idols, to false gods.You are solemnly dedicated … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: DIVINE PROTECTION - 10/27/20 02:52 AM
UNDER DIVINE PROTECTIONPSALM 56:5 They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me.BENSON COMMENTARY They lurk secretly; either, that they may pry into all my most private actions; or, that they may surprise me with mischief unawares. All my ways and actions, that they may find some occasion to reproach or entangle, and so destroy me;PULPIT COMMENTARY They are entirely bent on doing some hurt. What they really seek is his life; but, short of that, they would gladly do him some mischief.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The sin of sinners will never be their security. Who … (2 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: BLESSED - 10/22/20 05:24 AM
BLESSEDPSALM 1:1,2 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY We must have constant regard to the word of God, as the rule of our actions, and the spring of our comforts; and have it in our thoughts night and day. For this purpose no time is amiss. … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: THE BLESSING - 10/05/20 05:07 AM
THE BLESSINGGENESIS 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Obedient believers shall be sure to inherit the blessing. … (1 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: THE LORD'S ORDERING WORD - 10/04/20 02:53 AM
THE LORD'S ORDERING WORD
PSALM 93:4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-the Lord on high is mighty. 
NIV STUDY The thunder of the chaotic waters is not match for the thunder of the Lord's ordering word.
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jesus christ of nazareth: IT WAS THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE THAT CRUCIFIED CHRIST - 10/03/20 04:43 AM
IT WAS THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE THAT CRUCIFIED CHRIST 
ISAIAH 53:3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
BARNES' NOTES The Redeemer was eminently the object of contempt and scorn alike by the Pharisees, the Sadducees, and the Romans.
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jesus christ of nazareth: ALWAYS AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES - 10/02/20 09:59 AM
ALWAYS AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other … (0 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: TRIALS AND MERCIES - 09/30/20 02:46 AM
TRIALS AND MERCIES 2 CORINTHIANS 1:5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY These blessings are given by him, as the Father of his redeemed family. It is our Saviour who says, Let not your heart be troubled. All comforts come from God, and our sweetest comforts are in him. He speaks peace to souls by granting the free remission of sins; and he comforts them by the enlivening influences of the Holy Spirit, and by the rich mercies of his grace. He is able to … (0 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH - 09/23/20 04:09 PM
YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH"You are enough" quotes are a lie.The truth is God is enough, HE is all sufficient. HE is everything we need.COLOSSIANS 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY But there is a philosophy which is vain and deceitful; and while it pleases men's fancies, hinders their faith: such are curious speculations about things above us, or no concern to us. Those who walk in the way of the world, are turned … (7 comments)

jesus christ of nazareth: SIN AND ALL THE OCCASIONS OF IT MUST BE FORSAKEN - 09/18/20 05:03 AM
THE GOSPEL CALLGENESIS 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."BARNES' NOTES "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee." Here the Lord identifies the cause of Abram with his own, and declares him to be essentially connected with the weal or woe of all who come into contact with him.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Abram was tried whether he loved God better than all, and whether he could willingly leave all to go with God. His kindred and his father's … (0 comments)

 


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