It is indeed the first day of another year…Happy New Year to everyone across the World!!! It’s a wonderful privilege to see this new year by the Grace of God & His mercies. On this first day, most of us come up with a list of New Year’s resolutions which read like a sort of […]

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In keeping with the Hebrew tradition of naming children according to their character, Leah gave the name “Judah” to the fourth son she bore Jacob. Her reason for calling him “Judah” (literally translated “praise”) is given in Genesis 29:35: “‘This time I will praise the LORD.’” Leah, whose husband did not love her as he […]

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  Likeness Gen.1:26 Verb; Dãmãh (דּמה, 1819) to be like, resemble, be or act like, liken or compare. This verb appears in biblical Hebrew about 28 times. Cognates of this word appear in Biblical Aramaic, Akkadian and Arabic. Ps 102:6 Noun; demût (דּמוּת, 1823) “likeness; shape; figure; form; pattern”. All but 5 of this 25 […]

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In the garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve first sinned, God killed animals to clothe our first parents with their skins. When they saw the animals dies, they understood that the wages of sin is death Romans 6:23 NIV For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life […]

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A growing number of American Christians are realizing that we are not living in the Promised Land, but in what increasingly appears to be Babylon. If that’s true, then like our Jewish forefathers, we should live here as “sojourners and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11–12), keeping our conduct honorable among the post-Christian Gentiles that surround us, […]

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    May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” (Psalm 40:16) Great is an important word. We use it to talk about something of unusually large size: A great earthquake shook the city. Or a large number: A great […]

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If joy in Christ is so important in Philippians, what about joy in people? Is that a compromise? Is it good? Well, you can’t read this letter and not see Paul exulting in his relationship with the Philippians. He sets the stage in Philippians 1:3–5, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, […]

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