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Paul longs for the Philippians with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:8-11
Paul's imprisonment has served to advance the gospel (v12) in two different ways: Firstly, it has be...
Philippians 1:12-14
Paul thanks God every time he remembers the Philippians, and when he prays for them he prays with jo...
Philippians 1:3-7
Paul notes the different motivations for preaching Christ: 1) Doing it out of envry and rivalry to a...
Philippians 1:15-18
Interpretation: Paul wants the Philippians to adopt a manner of life that is worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 1:27-30
2 Peter 1:1-11   Explanation of arc: 1a-2b: These first two verses of 2 Peter serve as an introduction to the letter.
Philippians 2:5-11
Interpretation: As the Philippians have always been obedient (not just when Paul is with them, but e...
Philippians 2:12-13
Interpretation: Paul will rejoice because he has confidence that through the prayers of the Philippi...
Philippians 1:18-21
Interpretation: To Paul, there are benefits to living and dying.
Philippians 1:21-26
Interpretation: In light of the difficult lives that Christians should be prepared to face (1:27-30)...
Philippians 2:1-4
Interpretation: Paul urges the Philippians to keep their thoughts on things that are true, honorable...
Philippians 4:8-9
Interpretation: Paul warns the Philippians to watch out for the "dogs", the "evildoers" and those who "mutilate the flesh".
Philippians 3:1-6
Interpretation: Paul instructs the Philippians to do all things without grumbling or questioning so ...
Philippians 2:14-18
Interpretation: Paul reminds the Philippians that the Lord is at hand, that his coming is near.
Philippians 4:5-7
Interpretation: Paul puts no confidence in the flesh, even though he has the credentials for it.
Philippians 3:7-11
Interpretation: Paul urges the Philippians to follow his example and that of others who are walking according to Paul's example.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Interpretation: Paul wishes that Euodia and Syntyche, two women who have worked alongside Paul in the gospel, would agree in the Lord.
Philippians 4:2-5
Interpretation: Paul hopes to send Timothy to the Philippians soon, with the intention that he may be cheered by their news.
Philippians 2:19-24
Interpretation: Paul recognizes that he has not yet obtained the resurrection of the dead, nor has h...
Philippians 3:12-16
Interpretation: Paul finds it necessary to send Epaphroditus to the Philippians.
Philippians 2:25-30
Interpretation: Paul rejoices at the Philippians' concern for him.
Philippians 4:10-13
Interpretation: Paul is grateful to the Philippians for the support they've given him for his needs.
Philippians 4:14-23
Interpretation: Paul wants Titus to remind the believers in Crete about how they should relate to people around them.
Titus 3:1-7
This is the opening chapter of Malachi, which is a message of the LORD to Israel by Malachi (1:1).
Malachi 1:1-14
The central issue in this passage is Israel's faithlessness to one another (v10), which is a signifi...
Malachi 2:10-16
This section begins with t he Israelites questioning the continued existence of evil and why a just ...
Malachi 2:17-3:5
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Malachi 3:6-12
As we come to the end of Malachi, a final question is presented: why bother serving God when evildoe...
Malachi 3:13-4:6
In these opening verses of 1 Peter we are introduced to the author and recipients of this letter.
1 Peter 1:1-5
These verses continue on from the previous verses, further describing the attitudes believers ought to have with regards to their faith.
1 Peter 1:6-12
In the two previous arcs we established two attitudes which Christians should have in light of what God has done for us: praise and joy.
1 Peter 1:13-21
Following on from the previous section in which believers are encouraged to be holy and to conduct t...
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
The previous section ended with reference to how Christians ought to long for pure spiritual milk.
1 Peter 2:4-10
Having just reminded believers of the new identity that they have through believing in Jesus Christ,...
1 Peter 2:11-17
In the previous arc we saw Peter's urging for believers to conduct themselves honorably, along with ...
1 Peter 2:18-25
This passage continues with the theme of what proper Christian conduct ought to look like, this time...
1 Peter 3:1-7
This passage concludes the section in this letter dealing with the theme of appropriate Christian conduct.
1 Peter 3:8-12
Having seen what Christian conduct ought to look like, this passage is the beginning of a section which deals with Christian suffering.
1 Peter 3:13-17
The "For" in v18 links us back to the previous verse (v17): "For it is better to suffer for doing go...
1 Peter 3:18-22
Having talked about the approach that Christians should take towards suffering, Peter now goes on to...
1 Peter 4:7-11
In the beginning of this new section, Peter again encourages believers to be prepared to suffer according to God's will.
1 Peter 4:12-19
  As Peter approaches the end of his letter, he concludes with exhortations to elders and Christians in general.
1 Peter 5:1-5
  In the previous passage we saw how Peter gives encouragement to suffering Christians: Christ ...
1 Peter 4:1-6
  This arc is a continuation of 1 Peter 5:1-5, with the "therefore" in v6 linking the two passages together.
1 Peter 5:6-14
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Israel's disobedient priests
Malachi 2:1-9
This first part of chapter 2 follows on from 1:6-14, where the issue of the priests' disobedience is first brought up.
Published June 1st, 2012
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This first part of chapter 2 follows on from 1:6-14, where the issue of the priests' disobedience is first brought up. The key issue in 1:6-2:9 is the lack of honor and fear shown towards God's name, which is evidenced by the defiled offerings presented by the priests. vv. 1-2 The disobedience of the priests is highlighted, and a curse is pronounced upon both them and their blessings. We see that the refusal to give honor to God's name is a problem with their hearts. vv. 3-9 The disobedience of the priests is further highlighted through the presentation of what they really ought to be doing as priests (vv. 5-7). The covenant of Levi is described as "one of life and peace" and of "fear". The obedience and right attitude of Levi is shown in these verses, depicting what the covenant should look like in practice. As messengers of God, the conduct of priests has implications on those who listen to them; their instruction can either turn people away from iniquity (v6) or cause people to stumble (v8). These priests, however, have turned away from this way and "have corrupted the covenant of Levi". The punishment that comes as a result of their actions is given in v9. We see a series of contrasts: True instruction (v6) vs partiality in instruction (v9) Walking with God in peace and uprightness (v6) vs corrupting the covenant of Levi (v8) Turning people from iniquity (v6) vs causing many to stumble (v8) These priests weren't simply not doing their jobs well; they were doing the opposite of what they should have been doing.
10000000033037 33037 Notes 2010-04-09 05:54:06 2010-05-01 07:41:53 This first part of chapter 2 follows on from 1:6-14, where the issue of the priests' disobedience is first brought up. The key issue in 1:6-2:9 is the lack of honor and fear shown towards God's name, which is evidenced by the defiled offerings presented by the priests. vv. 1-2 The disobedience of the priests is highlighted, and a curse is pronounced upon both them and their blessings. We see that the refusal to give honor to God's name is a problem with their hearts. vv. 3-9 The disobedience of the priests is further highlighted through the presentation of what they really ought to be doing as priests (vv. 5-7). The covenant of Levi is described as "one of life and peace" and of "fear". The obedience and right attitude of Levi is shown in these verses, depicting what the covenant should look like in practice. As messengers of God, the conduct of priests has implications on those who listen to them; their instruction can either turn people away from iniquity (v6) or cause people to stumble (v8). These priests, however, have turned away from this way and "have corrupted the covenant of Levi". The punishment that comes as a result of their actions is given in v9. We see a series of contrasts: True instruction (v6) vs partiality in instruction (v9) Walking with God in peace and uprightness (v6) vs corrupting the covenant of Levi (v8) Turning people from iniquity (v6) vs causing many to stumble (v8) These priests weren't simply not doing their jobs well; they were doing the opposite of what they should have been doing. notes
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Malachi
Malachi 2:1-9
OT
esv
"And now, O priests, this command is for you.
If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings.
conditional
Indeed, I have already cursed them,
because you do not lay it to heart.
ground
series
Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it.
So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the LORD of hosts.
inference
My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him.
It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me.
He stood in awe of my name.
True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips.
He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.
For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth,
for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
concessive
But you have turned aside from the way.
You have caused many to stumble by your instruction.
You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts,
and so I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction."
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10000000033037 33037 Arc 2010-04-09 05:54:06 2010-05-01 07:41:53 editing Malachi 2 1 2 9 Malachi 2:1-9 39 OT esv i258605 i258587 "And now, O priests, this command is for you. i258606 i258607 i258588 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the LORD of hosts, i258589 then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. conditional 2 i258608 i258590 Indeed, I have already cursed them, i258591 because you do not lay it to heart. ground 1 series i258609 i258610 i258611 i258592 Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it. i258593 So shall you know that I have sent this command to you, that my covenant with Levi may stand, says the LORD of hosts. inference 2 i258612 i258613 i258594 My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. i258595 It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. i258596 He stood in awe of my name. i258597 True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. i258598 He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity. i258614 i258599 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, i258600 for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. ground 1 concessive 2 ground 1 i258615 i258616 i258601 But you have turned aside from the way. i258602 You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. i258603 You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts, i258604 and so I make you despised and abased before all the people, inasmuch as you do not keep my ways but show partiality in your instruction." inference 2 series 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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