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DEFINITION OF THE DAY (EZER)

English spelling of two Hebrew names with different spelling and meanings. The first Hebrew meaning is “gathering” or “pile.” Ezer was a leader in Edom and a descendant of Esau (Gen 36:21,27,30). He was a Horite and lived in Seir or Edom. The second Hebrew meaning is “help” or “hero.” 1. Descendant of Judah (1 Chron 4:4) in the clan of Caleb. 2. Son of Ephraim and

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WHO’S WHO AND WHERE’S WHERE IN THE BIBLE (WHAT HEAVEN IS LIKE?)

If the scholars are right, don’t expect pearly gates, golden streets, and jasper walls-even though that’s what John, wirter of the book of Revelation, said he saw in his vision of heaven.

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SCRIPTURES OF THE DAY (ECCLESIASTES 1:6-8)

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

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IS CIVIL REBELLION EVER JUSTIFIED? (2 CHRONICLES 10:16-19)

The Bible is not definitive on this point, so each person, church, and movement must come to peace with its position. Certainly the Bible includes several stories of resistance to government, even armed resistance. Sometimes, as in this passage, no moral judgment is attached to the report of resistance. Warfare is constant throughout of the Old Testament, including warfare ordained by God.

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DOES EVERYONE HAVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL?

The idea that particular angel is assigned to each person or believer was popular during the medieval era but suffered under the theological housecleaning of the Reformation. Only one distant reference to the possibility occurs in Matthew 18:10.

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IS JESUS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD?

In our eclectic, pluralistic era, it may sound arrogant to claim that God forgives sins by one way only, and that one person only-Jesus-speaks the truth about God. How can Christians be so exclusive?

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WHAT IS THE POINT OF FEELING GUILT?

Guilt is bad, many counselors and therapists tell us. Guilt is therapeutic, we learn from the counsel of the Bible. Which is right? to feel guilt is to:

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SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY (PSALM 28:1-6 “PRYAER IS POWERFUL”)

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1. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: least, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

3. Draw me not away  with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their hearts.

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IS IT ALL RIGHT TO ASK GOD TO “SPEED IT UP”?

The request that God speed His intervention is not a complaint about slowness so much as a free expression of the writer’s acute sense of need. Everywhere the Bible encourages believers to speak openly with God about feelings, moods, and attitudes. The God of the Bible is not like

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EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLE TIMES (CLAP HANDS PT1)

When we communicate with each other, we do not just with our words but also with the gestures we make, such as clapping our hands. Within the culture of the Western world of our day, this single gesture of clapping our hands together can send many and even contrasting messages. For example, we clap our hands to show our approval and appreciation of what has been said or done. But we also can clap our hands together in a mock show of approval and

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