Friday, June 24, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
- It is never God’s will to heal in this dispensation.
- It is God’s will to heal some but not all.
- It is always God’s will to heal.
Monday, June 6, 2022
"To know God is to understand his character, and to know Christ is to understand his character. If then to know Christ is to know God, the character of Christ must be the character of God."C. Otway, M. M. The Word of God Weighed against the Commandments of Men, in Six Controversial Letters (Dublin: William Curry, 1825), p. 130
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
He allowed their enemies to capture the sacred chest, which was the symbol of his power and his glory. Because he was angry with his people, he allowed their enemies to kill them. (Psalm 78:61-62; Unlocked Dynamic Bible)
 Sutcliffe, Joseph A Commentary on the Old and New Testament, Volume 1 (London: Holdsworth and Ball, 1834), pp. 238, 239
 Blair, Joe When Bad Things Happen, God Still Loves (Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1986), p. 98
 Mathematicus, M. A. “Germs of Thought” in The Homilist, Vol. II (London: Richard D. Dickinson, 1868), p. 155
 Cobbin, Ingram Scripture Proverbs for the Young (London: William Ball, 1838), p. 100
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
In Scripture God declares Israel as His chosen people (Deut. 7:6-8; 14:2; 1 Chron. 16:13; Ps. 33:12; 105:6, 43; 132:13; 135:4; Isa. 41:8, 9; 43:10, 20; 44:1, 2). But this does not mean that those whom God has chosen do not have the capacity to choose God for themselves (Josh. 24:15, 22; 1 Kings 18:21) or that they could not reject the Lord (Isa. 66:3-4; 1 Sam. 8:7; 10:19).
This is important because Peter uses the same language from the Old Testament concerning Israel to describe God’s choosing of those “in Christ” (1 Peter 2:4, 9). Since God’s election works in the same manner as with Israel, anyone can become a part of the chosen if they will simply believe and accept the redemptive work of Christ. Similarly, any of the chosen can reject Christ.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
As Jackson explained, it was Samson who was determined to violate God’s clear commands. God, being an omni-resourceful God, would find a way through Samson’s rebellion to accomplish His purpose for Israel. Nevertheless, this does not infer that God authored the event. That is why we must read Judges 14:4 as idiomatic rather than literal: