The Effects Of The Blood

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that has the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus took part in humanity, but not in its sinfulness. His...

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Just A Seed

Do not despise the day of small things (2). Everything begins small. I Peter 1:23 tells us that the incorruptible seed of God’s Word has an entire kingdom within it! As we receive God’s Word with meekness, we will not see the magnificence of what has been received all at...

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The Great Pearl

It is very interesting how a pearl is formed. It starts as a grain of sand in a foreign place – the oyster. The oyster takes this piece of irritating sand and transforms it into a pearl. Thinking of this, we go to the parable of the pearl of grace...

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Tetelestai!

Let us consider why God did not use nearly all of the 32,000 Israelites in the battle against the Midianites: 31,700 men failed the “water test” in Judges 7. They put the natural desires of the flesh before their desire for God. They were selfish. This is the reason why...

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Knowledge in Action

We are commanded in the Word to buy wisdom. “Buy the truth, and sell it not, also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding” (Proverbs 23:23). It is more precious than rubies (2) and blessed is the man who finds it (3). But there are so many Christians who never live in...

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His Vessel of Tears

In John 11:33b, it is recorded that Jesus “groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.” Though He was about to perform the great miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead, still He wept at the grave site (2). Luke 19:41 states that when Jesus “approached he saw the city (Jerusalem),...

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Details Can Swell

The details of life always occupy our minds when we do not have our priorities straight. They take our attention from our mission to seek and save that which is lost (2). We become easily distracted from listening to the Word of God. We find ourselves saying, “If I can...

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