Category: Bible Quiz

UN-ADULTERATED

“The assembly believed them, since they were elders and judges of the people, and they condemned her to death.” —Daniel 13:41 We spend our time judging adulteresses rather than fighting adultery and the demons behind it. Our battle is not against human forces but against the principalities and powers, the legions of demons (Eph 6:12). Like Jesus, we should hold our ground against the evil one (Jn 8:6). “Resist the devil and he will take flight” (Jas 4:7). The first battlefield on which we attack the evil one is our own hearts. We must fight the Pharisee within us (Jn...

LEARN HUMILITY FROM JESUS

“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, but whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” —Matthew 23:12 Jesus probably emphasized humility more than any other person who has ever lived. Jesus, God Himself (Jn 1:1, 18), emptied Himself and became a man (Phil 2:7). This act of humility is beyond comprehension. Jesus chose to be born in a stable at Bethlehem. As a baby, he was a Refugee in Egypt. He lived in the obscure village of Nazareth. He had the menial job of a carpenter. During His public ministry, Jesus had nowhere to lay His head (Lk 9:58). “He was spurned...

FOOTPRINTS

Merry Christmas “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him Who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation.” —Isaiah 52:7 We parents can spend much time gazing at our babies. We enjoy the way our infant’s feet and toes curl up and expand. We count the number of toes and fingers. Each little movement brings fresh delight. Before we know it, we’ve spent a half-hour contemplating our baby. We can spend hours looking at our own baby, and never tire of it. This is because we love our baby so much. Jesus took on flesh...

ARE YOU SAVED?

“Someone asked Him, ‘Lord, are they few in number who are to be saved?’ ” —Luke 13:23 The above question to Jesus is slanted by the use of the word “few.” Today the question would be re-slanted: “Lord, isn’t almost everyone going to heaven?” Jesus answered the original question not by saying that only a few people will be saved, but He certainly gives us no reason to presume that almost everyone will be saved. Jesus “replied, ‘Try to come in through the narrow door. Many, I tell you, will try to enter and be unable’ ” (Lk 13:24). This...

GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF HOPE?

“Hoping for what we cannot see means awaiting it with patient endurance.” —Romans 8:25 A lengthy waiting period can either make or break our hope. We can react by growing bitter and losing hope. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Prv 13:12). For example, a man had been sick for thirty-eight years (Jn 5:5ff). Although he daily placed himself in a position of hope by the side of healing waters, he didn’t expect to be healed. When Jesus came to him, he had excuses instead of expectations (Jn 5:7). He built his life around going through the motions of hope,...

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