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Monthly Archives: August 2015


What is conviction of sin? I found this quote about ‘conviction of sin’ that presented what a healthy view toward this might look like. The following is a quote from Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr. commentary on Isaiah.  I’ve highlighted key phrases to speed up the reading.   “We may feel good about ourselves. But what […]

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Isaiah, an introduction and outline… Isaiah’s ministry spans the reigns of four kings of Judah over a period of around 60 years, but most of his prophetic activity relates to crisis during the reign of Ahaz (circa 732 bc) or the Assyrian king Sennacherib’s invasion and siege of Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah (701 […]

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Proverbs 11   (6) What the Lord Abhors (11:1–21) 1The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. 2When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. 3The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. 4Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but […]

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1Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: 4“To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. 5You who are […]

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Proverbs 2:1–4 (ESV) 2 My son, if you receive my words  and treasure up my commandments with you,    2       making your ear attentive to wisdom  and inclining your heart to understanding;  3       yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,   4       if you seek it like silver  and search for it […]

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