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Trust from the Heart

Trust from the HeartProverbs 3:5-6 Excerpt ‎3:5-6. To trust in the Lord wholeheartedly means one should not rely (lean) on his understanding, for human insights are never enough. God’s ways are incomprehensible (Isa. 55:8-9; Rom. 11:33-34); yet He istrustworthy. All the wisdom a person may acquire can never replace the need for full trust in God’s superior ways. Heart in Hebrew refers to one’s emotions (Prov. 12:25; 13:12; 14:10, 13) but more often to his intellect (such as understanding, 10:8; discernment, 15:14; reflection, 15:28), or will (5:12).
Buzzell, Sid S. Proverbs.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Ed. J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. 911. Print.

Bearing One Another's Burdens

Bearing One Another's Burdens Excerpt ‎Paul addressed his advice to “those who are spiritual,” the pneumatikoi. Again, there has been much scholarly debate about who these “spirituals” were. W. Schmithals, among others, has argued on the basis of this word that Paul was addressing here an incipient party of Gnostics whose disruptive activities among the Galatians had occasioned Paul’s letter in the first place. Although later Gnostics did use the word pneumatikoi pneumatikoi as a term of self-designation, there is no reason to believe that Paul was here addressing such a self-conscious heretical group. Another, more plausible interpretation has been set forth by those who detect a note of irony and sarcasm in Paul’s use of this term in the Galatian context. Given the picture that has already emerged of a group of fractious Christians consumed by arrogance, conceit, and selfish ambition, we can well imagine that a group of “Holy Joes” and “Pious Polly's” had formed themselves …

Mundy's Quote for Today

Mundy's Quote for Today “Prayer is the rustling of the wings of the angels that are on their way bringing us the boons of heaven.… Prayer is the prophecy of the blessing that is about to come.”—C. H. S.
Spurgeon, C. H. The Pastor in Prayer. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

God's Promise of Seed Time and Harvest

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Deuteronomy 13:4King James Version

Ye shall walk after the Lordyour God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

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You shall walk after the Lordyour God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

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English Standard Version

You shall walk after the Lordyour God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.

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You shall follow the Lordyour God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

October 9: Judgment: It’s Tricky
Ezekiel 19:1–20:49; Revelation 9:1–21; Job 34:31–37

Judgment is both a curse and a blessing. If you judge others, you might be judged yourself—especially if you judge them incorrectly. Yet if you know how to judge right from wrong, you can discern truth from fiction.

Although judgment can be a wretched thing, there is a time for it: When God has confirmed something in your heart, and the Bible verifies your view, you must stand up for it. When Jesus tells us not to judge, He is not declaring that we should be passive (see Matt 7:1–6; see alsoMatt 7:15–23, where He condemns false prophets and false followers). Instead, Jesus is saying that we should be careful about what we say and do, for we could be the one at fault.

Ezekiel also deals with the very fine line of judgment. Yahweh says to him, “Will you judge them? Will you judge them, son of man?” (Ezek 20:4). This question implies the very point Jesus makes: Is Ezekiel capable of dealing out judgment? …