Providence and Wisdom – Proverbs 21

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Providence, Plans, and Work (21:1–8)

As with the other chapters in the current section of this book (cf. Prov. 10–29), Proverbs 21 contains a wide variety of proverbs that apply wisdom to many different areas of life. Continue reading Providence and Wisdom – Proverbs 21

Perils of Foolishness – Proverbs 5

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Present Temptation (5:1–6)

Back in Prov. 2:16 Solomon had noted that wisdom will “deliver you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words.” Then, in Prov. 2:17–22, Solomon described the temptation that the immoral woman represents for the man of God, as Solomon concludes that embracing her will result in death. Continue reading Perils of Foolishness – Proverbs 5

Marriage and Family – Ephesians 5:22–6:9

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Marriage (5:22–33)

Paul reminded believers at Eph. 5:21 that we are to submit to one another. Indeed, submission is necessary in all areas of life for the world to function well. This includes the following relationship: Continue reading Marriage and Family – Ephesians 5:22–6:9

Power of the Law – Romans 7

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General Illustration (7:1–6)

In Romans 6, Paul began his explanation about sanctification by addressing those who might object to his teaching on justification by faith alone. In sum, Paul taught that salvation by faith alone is not a license to sin; rather, the one who has been saved solely by Christ, apart from good works, will want to engage in good works because of: Continue reading Power of the Law – Romans 7