Paul wrote, “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17). There are three basic lessons we can learn from this admonition. Wise ...

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Greek: Poneros Vine’s: “labour, toil, denotes evil that causes labour, pain, sorrow, malignant evil.” Thayer’s: “1. Full of labors, annoyances, hardships… 2. Bad, of a bad nature or condition… b. ...

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Greek: Christos Vine’s: “anointed, translates, in the Sept. [Greek translation of OT], the word Messiah…” Thayer’s: “anointed…1. Of the Messiah…” Christ is really not a proper name, though we commonly ...

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Greek: Makarios Vine’s: “akin to A, No. 3 [happy, blessed] is used in the beatitudes in Matt. 5 and Luke 6” Thayer’s: “blessed, happy…blessed the man, who…Mt. v.3-11” Blessed as ...

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Man often gets too “big for his britches.” We think a lot of ourselves. This is called hubris. Solomon cuts us down to size as he opens his epic work ...

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Jesus said, Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all ...

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The wise man said, There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. Yet there is on end to all his labors, Nor is his eye satisfied ...

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