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He Calls Me Beloved

Warning the Spiritually Privileged (Romans 9:27-29) “And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: ‘Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.’ And as Isaiah predicted, ‘If…

Unveiling ALL His Glory: It’s All About Him

God is Unveiling ALL His Glory (Romans 9:22-23) “What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory…” (Romans…

The Sovereign Mercy of God

That’s Not Fair! Here is how Paul says it, “What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part?” (Romans 9:14 ESV) This isn’t the first time Paul has taught this or wrote about this. Paul preached and taught everywhere he went. He knew how people generally responded to what he was saying. Here…

God’s Sovereign Grace

Children of DNA or Children of Promise? (Romans 9:6-13) “But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but ‘Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.’ This means that…

Money Wise

The Ant Life “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.” (Proverbs 6:6–8 ESV) “The ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer.” (Proverbs 30:25) Consider…

Proverbs, Wisdom, and Sex

Defense – Don’t Play with Fire “And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take…

Wisdom

The simple The simple are those who have not yet fallen into the absurdity of the fool’s life but are not wise either. The simple are the morally naïve. They are childish in their outlook on life and lack the maturity to see what’s truly valuable. They are easily swayed, like the simple man who…