Longsuffering

Longsuffering

Longsuffering is defined as: “having or showing patience in spite of troubles, esp. those caused by other people” (New Oxford American Dictionary). In his explanation of the words that are translated “longsuffering” in the Scriptures, W. E. Vine lists as synonyms...
Light for the Road Ahead

Light for the Road Ahead

Change is stressful. Our country is torn apart and the world seems turned upside down. The Bible is balm for our hearts in these troubled times. One book in particular shows us how to think as we adjust. It is the book of Ecclesiastes. Here are some verses that will...
Fighting in Our Streets and God

Fighting in Our Streets and God

Nations reap what they sow just as individuals do. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psa. 9:17). This happens partly because rebellion against God is by nature self-destructive and partly because God providentially intervenes...

Riots, Scripture, and Common Sense

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Ecclesiastes 8:11) “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the...

The Seven Things That are an Abomination to the Lord

Here is Young’s Literal Translation of these verses: “These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven [are] abominations to His soul. Eyes high—tongues false—And hands shedding innocent blood—A heart devising thoughts of vanity—Feet hasting to run to evil—A false witness...

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