Bible

Tenderness

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In view of what God has done through Jesus Christ for the believer, Paul described the behavior and attitude God expects in response.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 3:12.

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Can You hear me now?

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Apart from John 9:31, also see:  Job 27:9 and 35:12; Psalm 18:41; Proverbs 1:28, 15:29, and 28:9; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 11:11 and 14:12; Ezekiel 8:18; Micah 3:4; Zechariah 7:13; and James 5:16.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, references for John 9:31.

Selfless

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“…[E]steem others better than himself” (verse 3), is the basic definition of true humility (Romans 12:10; Galatians 5:13; Ephesians 5:21; 1 peter 5:5).  Christ is the ultimate example of selfless humility (Matthew 11:29; John 13:12-17).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Philippians 2:3,5.

Obedience to the Truth

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Scripture should permeate every aspect of the believer’s life and control every thought, word, and deed (Psalm 119:11; Matthew 13:9; Philippians 2:16; 2 Timothy 2:15).

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

Taken for a Ride

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Here is the term for robbery.  False teachers who are successful in getting people to believe lies, rob them of truth, salvation, and blessing.  Far from being advanced, profound knowledge, the false teachers’ beliefs were simplistic and immature like all of the rest of the speculations, ideologies, philosophies, and psychologies the fallen satanic and human system invents.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:8.