Giving, Pride and the Eye

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A religious hypocrite is someone who intentionally creates an illusion. He wears a disguise. He wants people to perceive him to be much more religious and spiritual than he really is. And the way he does this is by making his religious deeds visible, even ostentatious. The problem with the ...

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...Until He Comes Back Again

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Jesus’ parable in Luke 19: 11-27 is told in the context of Jesus bringing salvation to Zacchaeus, culminating in Zacchaeus’ change in character from selfish to generous and finding his treasure in Christ. Jesus declares here that he came to “seek and save the lost.” Then as ...

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Rich but Leprous

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2 Kings 5 tells us the story of a Naaman, a successful military leader of the Syrian army—enemies to God’s people. The text tells us that God had given Naaman his success, and so we are forced to consider why this would be so. As it turns out, this successful man has leprosy and is ...

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King David was called "a man after God's heart", not because of any external factors, like physical appearance or personality traits. His frequent times of distress caused him to live in reliance on his heavenly Father. And most of all, David was a delight to God because he loved God and stayed in ...

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