Honor & Shame – Are You on the Right Side?

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When God’s name is “spoken ill of” because God’s people disobey God’s commands or live immorally (Rom 2:24; 1 Tim 6:1), God’s people are participating in the dishonoring of God;
God’s name is also “spoken ill of ” by his enemies (Rev 13:6; 16:9), resulting in God’s vindication of his honor through the punishment of those enemies.
-Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture, p. 15, David Arthur deSilva

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What’s the Point?

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What is Truth? What does our King desire to be in our hearts? What are we to delight in?

Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You. – Psalm 119:11

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being – Psalm 51:6a

Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And Your Torah is truth. – Psalm 119:142

I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your Torah is within my heart.” – Psalm 40:8

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Do NOT Quarrel On The Way

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Do not Quarrel on the Way

We would like to point out something that recently stood out in Scripture to us, which the body of Messiah needs to hear.

Recall the life of Yosef (Joseph) and everything that happened which led up to the point of him revealing himself to his brothers, which resulted in their reconciliation and ultimately the reunification of the whole house of Jacob (Israel). Read More