love: JESUS is the ANSWER - 05/05/22 03:15 AM
JESUS is the ANSWER
 
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love: GOD'S WATCHFUL PROVIDENCE - 03/17/22 02:55 AM
GOD'S WATCHFUL PROVIDENCEPROVERBS 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.BENSON COMMENTARY Shall be preserved from all real evil, through God’s watchful providence over him. … (0 comments)

love: A SILENT PATIENCE - 03/14/22 03:38 PM
A SILENT PATIENCE1 PETER 2:23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY He entrusted himself.—This was His only form of revenge.CAMBRIDGE BIBLE They were tempted to return “railing for railing” (chap. 1 Peter 3:9). Christ had met taunts and revilings with a silent patience. They in their passionate indignation too often threatened revenge in some near or distant future. He, though he might have asked His Father for twelve legions of angels, had uttered no threats of judgment, but had … (0 comments)

love: WIDE REACHING SYMPATHY - 03/08/22 03:37 AM
WIDE REACHING SYMPATHY1 CORINTHIANS 9:22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.CAMBRIDGE BIBLE Not in the sense of sacrifice of principle, but by the operation of a wide reaching sympathy, which enabled him, without compromising his own convictions, to approach all men from their most accessible side. … (1 comments)

love: MORE FATALLY IMPOSE UPON YOURSELVES THAN UPON ANY OTHERS - 03/05/22 01:30 PM
MORE FATALLY IMPOSE UPON YOURSELVES THAN UPON ANY OTHERSGALATIANS 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.BENSON COMMENTARY By the treachery of your own hearts, which may more fatally impose upon yourselves than upon any others. … (0 comments)

love: GOD IS MY DEFENSE - 03/03/22 04:58 AM
GOD IS MY DEFENSEPSALM 59:1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.BENSON COMMENTARY Under whose protection I have put myself; and thou hast promised me to be a God all-sufficient, and therefore in honour and faithfulness thou wilt deliver me.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY And where there is no fear of God, there is nothing to secure proper regard to man.THE TREASURY OF DAVID The good man of the house rings the alarm-bell; and in these verses we may hear it ring out loudly, "deliver me," "defend me," "deliver me,... save me." … (4 comments)

love: NOT LIKE THE LUST THAT PASSES AWAY - 02/20/22 01:06 PM
NOT LIKE THE LUST THAT PASSES AWAY1 JOHN 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The things of the world quickly fade and die away; desire itself will ere long fail and cease, but holy affection is not like the lust that passes away. The love of God shall never fail.1 JOHN 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. … (0 comments)

love: DO NOT SLANDER ONE ANOTHER - 02/17/22 03:02 PM
DO NOT SLANDER ONE ANOTHERJAMES 4:11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.CAMBRIDGE BIBLE To speak against a brother is to condemn him; to condemn, when no duty calls us to it, is to usurp the function of a judge. One who so usurps becomes ipso facto a transgressor of the law, the royal law, of Christ, which forbids judging (Matthew 7:1-5). … (2 comments)

love: PATIENCE IS A FORM OF ACTION - 02/05/22 05:53 AM
PATIENCE IS A FORM OF ACTIONEPHEISANS 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.BARNES' NOTES Meekness relates to the manner in which we receive injuries. We are to bear them patiently, and not to retaliate, or seek revenge. The meaning here is, that; we adorn the gospel when we show its power in enabling us to bear injuries without anger or a desire of revenge, or with a mild and forgiving spirit. … (1 comments)

love: ASPIRATION - 01/17/22 03:18 AM
PRONOUNCING A SOUND WITH AN EXHALATION OF BREATHDEFINITION of ASPIRATION The action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath. GALATIONS 1:10 For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man-pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant.BENSON COMMENTARY Hear this, all ye who vainly hope to keep in favour both with God and with the world! And let all those ministers especially observe it, who either alter or conceal the doctrines of the gospel, for fear of displeasing their hearers, or to gain popularity.BARNES' NOTES … (1 comments)

love: THERE ARE BLESSINGS OF AGE ABOUT WHICH YOUTH KNOWS NOTHING - 01/16/22 05:13 PM
THERE ARE BLESSINGS OF AGE ABOUT WHICH YOUTH KNOWS NOTHINGIn The Cure for a Troubled Heart, Author and Pastor Ron Mehl wrote about a dear, saintly old woman who was gradually losing her memory. Throughout her life, she had cherished God's Word, committing to memory many verses. Her favorite verse had always been 2 Timothy 1:12: "For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." But with the passing of time, even parts of this well-loved verse began to slip away. "He is able … (0 comments)

love: WASH YOUR HANDS AND SAY YOUR PRAYERS - 01/16/22 03:14 PM
I pray for mercy and that no germ will hit our bodies and live in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!
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love: CHOOSE REST - 01/15/22 05:49 AM
CHOOSE RESTISAIAH 28:12 to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest"; and, "This is the place of repose"-- but they would not listen.JAMIESON-FAUSSET-BROWN BIBLE COMMENTARY spiritually, the "rest" meant is that to be found in obeying those very "precepts" of God. … (2 comments)

love: AN ARGUMENT OF A MIND UNTHANKFUL - 12/28/21 03:25 AM
AN ARGUMENT OF A MIND UNTHANKFULECCLESIASTES 7:10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.BENSON COMMENTARY For this is an argument of a mind unthankful for the many mercies which men enjoy even in evil times. … (1 comments)

love: HATED WITHOUT A CAUSE - 11/01/21 05:04 AM
MOST PEOPLE WHO FIGHT YOU DON'T KNOW WHY THEY DO WHAT THEY DOJOHN 15:25 ...They hated me without a cause.GILL'S EXPOSITION They hated me without a cause; without any reason for it, Christ having given them no provocation, or just cause of offence, anger, or hatred.*Hatred without a cause is equal to the three transgressions, idolatry, adultery, and murder.DEFINITION of TRANSGRESSION An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct. offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor, impropriety, infraction, misdeed, lawbreaking, error, lapse, peccadillo, fault, trespass, infringement, breach, contravention, violation, defiance, disobedience, nonobservanceDEFINITION of IDOLATRY “The worship of idols … (2 comments)

love: THE ONLY WAY TO TRUE AND SATISFYING ENJOYMENT - 10/07/21 05:02 PM
CHOOSE HAPPINESS
ECCLESIASTES 2:26 To the man who please him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.WEBSTER'S DEFINITION of HAPPINESS enjoyment of pleasure without pain, blessedness, satisfaction, elegance, appropriateness and blissMATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY To those that are accepted of the Lord, he gives joy and satisfaction in the knowledge and love of him. But to the sinner he allots labour, sorrow, vanity, and vexation, in seeking a worldly portion, which yet afterwards comes into better hands. Let the sinner seriously consider his latter end. To seek a lasting portion in the love of Christ and the blessings it bestows, is the only way … (2 comments)

love: HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - 10/07/21 02:17 PM
HOPEROMANS 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.NIV STUDY Any hope the Christian has comes from God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hope cannot be conjured up by human effort; it is God's gift by his Spirit. … (2 comments)

love: THAT MAN IS RESTORED - 10/07/21 08:40 AM
GOD REJOICES THAT MAN IS RESTOREDMATTHEW 18:12,13 "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.BARNES' NOTES A shepherd rejoices over the recovery of one of his flock that had wandered more than over all that remained; so God rejoices that man is restored: so he seeks his salvation, … (1 comments)

love: AS IN FOOTBALL - 10/06/21 04:45 AM
IN LIFE AS IN FOOTBALL, FALL FORWARD WHEN YOU FALL
PROVERBS 24:16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY That is, falls into trouble (not sin, as is often supposed). Therefore thy malice will be of no avail, for God’s protection is about him.
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love: AND GOD IS ABLE - 10/05/21 11:24 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, … (1 comments)

 


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