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Tag: Will of God

Walking in Wisdom – Ephesians 5:15–21

Read the Passage: Ephesians 5:15-21 Walk Carefully (5:15–16) Paul begins his encouragement about walking in wisdom with this exhortation, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as […]

The Call of Gideon – Judges 6

Read the Passage: Judges 6 Oppression by Midianites (6:1–10) After the victory of Deborah and Barak over Jabin and Sisera, the Israelites enjoyed forty years of peace (cf. Judg. 5:31). […]

Jonah: Introduction – Jonah 1

Read the Passage: Jonah 1 Authorship and Date – While the prophet Jonah, whose name means “dove,” is explicitly mentioned 18 times in the book that bears his name, the […]

Jesus’ Miracles – Matthew 8

Read the Passage: Matthew 8 A Leper is Cleansed (8:1–4) As we’ve noted previously, in an attempt to draw parallelism with the Pentateuch, Matthew structures his Gospel around five discourse/narrative […]

Suffering and Glory – 1 Peter 4:1-19

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-19 Pattern of Suffering (4:1–6) In 1 Pet. 3:13–17 Peter taught his readers that righteous suffering (or undeserved suffering) is itself a blessing from God […]

Righteous Suffering – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:13-22 A Perspective (3:13–17) In 1 Pet. 3:13–14 Peter begins to unfold to his readers a proper perspective on suffering. Keep in mind the fact […]