Leviticus 26:14-27:34; Luke 1:1-25; Proverbs 7:1-5

In Leviticus, there are many commands given by the Lord so that the people of God, walking in obedience to His Word, might enjoy His blessing. This principle is taught throughout the Word of God – the way of obedience is the way of life: “Keep My commands and you will live” (Proverbs 7:2). This …

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Catching a glimpse of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings

Numbers 24:1-25 When 'the Spirit of God came upon him', Balaam's 'oracle' was described as 'the message of the man who sees clearly'. His 'eyes are opened'. He sees 'with far-seeing eyes'. He 'hears the words of God'. He 'sees the vision of the Almighty' (2-4,15-16). Balaam looks beyond his own time. 'With far-seeing eyes', …

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If you want to be godly, you must stop being arrogant.

Jeremiah 46:1-47:7; 1 Timothy 6:3-21; Psalm 119:73-80 The judgment of God is upon those who set themselves against Him. This is the message which emerges from Jeremiah’s preaching regarding Egypt. The Lord sets Himself against those who teach false doctrine which “does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to …

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Pray to the Lord, and work for him.

Again, the combination of prayer and work is seen in Nehemiah: “I devoted myself to the work on this wall” (Nehemiah 5:16), “I prayed, ‘Now, strengthen my hands.'” (Nehemiah 6:9). “So the wall was completed … this work had been done with the help of our God” (Nehemiah 6:15-16). We may contrast the rebuilding of …

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