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Encourage others with the implications of Jesus's resurrection.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
God, please help me and my fellow believers love others more, so that our hearts will be blameless and holy before you.
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
Central idea Faith is the assurance and conviction, which is based on evidence, of specific things that we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1-3
Central Idea Since the law, through the sacrifices, is a shadow, it cannot make us perfect.
Hebrews 10:1-4
Explanations Verses 1-2 relate to verses 3-5 via a Ground.
Romans 9:1-5
Central Idea We have a great and merciful high priest.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
Central idea   Rely on Jesus because he perfectly fulfills the role of Moses   Summary Con...
Hebrews 3:1-6
Central Idea Full revelation has come through the glorious Son   Explanations I think that verses 2b-4 are all referring to the Son.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Central idea From now on, true worshippers are those who worship in spirit and truth, not those who worship on a mountain or in Jerusalem.
John 4:21-23
Main Idea This account fulfilled scripture; thus, it is told so that you may believe.
John 19:31-37
Main Idea Since we have a great savior (the Son) and a great and reliable salvation, we should pay a...
Hebrews 2:1-4
Central Idea Know that gifts come from God, and don't be deceived into thinking they come from somewhere else.
James 1:16-18
Hebrews 1:5-14
Central Idea : A new kind of priest means a new covenant (source of perfection)   Flow of Argum...
Hebrews 7:11-14
Main Idea Christ's sacrifice is eternal and it changes us.
Hebrews 10:11-18
Main Idea Jesus came and did away with sacrifices, sanctifiying us by obeying God's will, which was ...
Hebrews 10:5-10
Central Idea Since we have confidence to enter the holy places and we have a high priest, let us dra...
Hebrews 10:19-25
Hebrews 10:26-31
Central Idea Continue to endure suffering so that you may be saved   Outline Remember how when ...
Hebrews 10:32-39
Main Idea To please God, we must live by faith, by believing that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Hebrews 11:4-7
Main Idea Abraham and Sarah's actions by faith, which were grounded in belief, led to great things.
Hebrews 11:8-12
Central Idea Faith saves people and also leads people to do great things   Insights Faith led t...
Hebrews 11:29-31
Central Idea Besides the famous people who lived by faith, there are many others who lived by faith and suffered.
Hebrews 11:32-38
Central Idea Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witness, let us run the race with endu...
Hebrews 12:1-2
Central idea A series of commands and reasons.
Hebrews 13:1-6
Main idea Through Jesus Christ, God works good things into us so that we will do his will.
Hebrews 13:20-21
Main idea If you lack wisdom, ask God in faith for it.
James 1:5-8
Central idea Closing thoughts.
Hebrews 13:22-25
Central Idea Boast in God, not earthly circumstances (status).
James 1:9-11
Central Idea Remain steadfast under trial and temptation because temptation is dangerous.
James 1:12-15
Central Idea Be slow to speak, quick to hear, slow to anger by receiving the implanted word.
James 1:19-21
Central Idea Obey what you hear and be blessed.
James 1:22-25
Central Idea A truly religious person 1) bridles his tongue and does not deceive himself, 2) visits ...
James 1:26-27
Central Idea Don't show partiality.
James 2:1-7
Main idea: Do not show partiality so you don't sin and break the law.
James 2:8-13
Central Idea Love one another earnestly because of your imperishable rebirth.
1 Peter 1:22-25
Central Idea: Be holy because of the hope that you have.
1 Peter 1:13-21
1 Peter 2:1-3
Central Idea Refrain from sin and live a holy life among the Gentiles so that they will glorify God on the day of visitation (last day).
1 Peter 2:11-12
Central Idea Submit to every human institution.
1 Peter 2:13-17
Central Idea Servants: submit and endure suffering because Christ suffered.
1 Peter 2:18-25
Central Idea Wives, please God by being subject to your husbands.
1 Peter 3:1-6
Central Idea Husbands, live with understanding as you live with your wives.
1 Peter 3:7
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Proverbs 4:20-27
Proverbs 4:20-27
Pursue wisdom with everything you have.
Published August 27th, 2020
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Mediations and Takeaways
Main point summary
My son, be careful to follow the life-giving words that I told you. Specifically, be wise with all of your faculties: heart, mouth, eyes, and feet.
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Proverbs 4:20-27
k My son, be attentive to my words;
Son, pay attention to the words of wisdom that I told you;
incline your ear to my sayings.
always be willing to hear them.
l Let them not escape from your sight;
Don’t lose sight of them;
m keep them within your heart.
keep them at the center of your being, your heart.
For they are n life to those who find them,
Treat my words in this way because they are able to give life to anyone,
and healing to all their 1 flesh.
and they are able to provide healing to their flesh.
Keep your heart with all vigilance,
Carefully prevent other things from capturing the love of your heart and preventing you from loving God,
for o from it flow p the springs of life.
because your heart is the very center of your being; everything flows out of your heart, whether good or bad.
Put away from you q crooked speech,
Abstain from telling lies and half-truths,
and put r devious talk far from you.
and flee from using words that deceive others.
s Let your eyes look directly forward,
Keep your focus on living righteously,
and your gaze be straight before you.
and don’t get distracted by temptations to sin.
t Ponder 1 the path of your feet ;
Be mindful and reflective about the way you live your life;
u then all your ways will be sure.
as a result, you will be righteous in what you do.
v Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
Do not give into this temptation or that;
turn your foot away from evil.
rather , actively keep away from evil.
We should guard carefully because it is so important. We wouldn’t hesitate to guard a million dollars. But are we that careful in guarding our heart?
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Mediations and Takeaways
Verse 22 indicates that repentance is possible. No matter how foolishly we have acted in the past, God’s wisdom can still make us wise and heal us from the effects of our folly. Wisdom is more than knowledge. It is not enough to know the right thing to do. We should love wisdom and be diligent to remember wisdom. We should be careful to drift away from walking in wisdom. Verses 23-27 make it clear that we should take an active role in our sanctification (“keep”, “put away”, “ponder”) Being careful to walk in wisdom, as commanded in verses 23-27, is not legalism. Rather, it is how we find life and healing.
Proverbs 4:20-27
My son, be attentive
to my words;
incline your ear
to my sayings.
Let them not escape
from your sight;
keep them
within your heart.
For they are life
to those
who find them,
and healing
to all their flesh.
Keep your heart
with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs
of life.
from you
Put away ... crooked speech,
and put devious talk far
from you.
Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight
before you.
Ponder the path
of your feet;
then all your ways will be sure.
Do not swerve
to the right
Destination #1
or to the left;
Destination #2
turn your foot away
from evil.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.