Seek the kingdom of God

luke 12;31

He knows our need, do not have an anxious mind.

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He heard and did nothing

luke 6;49

In James 1:22 we read that professing believers are to be “doers,” and that their entire personality should be characterized in that way.  Christians who are content with only hearing the Word have made a serious miscalculation.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for James 1:22.

 

He built upon the rock

luke 6;48

The house represents a religious life; the rain represents divine judgement.  Only the one built on the foundation of obedience to God’s Word stands, which calls for repentance, rejection of salvation by works, and trust in God’s grace to save through His merciful provision.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 7:24-27.

Struggles of Will

genesis 3;16b

Because of sin and the curse, the man and the woman will face struggles in their own relationship.  Sin has turned the harmonious system of God-ordained roles into distasteful struggles of self-will.  Lifelong companions, husbands and wives, will need God’s help in getting along as a result.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Genesis 3:16.

Lost Living

luke 15;13

The prodigal son evidently took his share in liquid assets, and left, abandoning his father, and heading into a life of iniquity.  His life became not one of merely wasteful extravagance, but also wanton immorality (Luke 15:30).  The Greek word for “prodigal” means “dissolute” and conveys the idea of an utterly debauched lifestyle.  The main feature of this parable, however, is the joy of God and the celebrations that fill heaven when a sinner repents.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 15:13.