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Exuberance

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This psalm expresses the exuberance of the psalmist as he recognizes that God is merciful in salvation, great in His works of creation, just in His dealings with the wicked, and faithful in prospering His children.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Psalm 92:1-15.

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Clinging to God

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God Himself is the speaker in this section (verses 14-16) and He describes the blessing He gives to those who know and love Him.  The word for “love” here means a “deep longing” for God, or a “clinging” to God.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Psalm 91:14.

How Will We Know?

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Jesus will return to earth in the same manner in which He left (Acts 1:9-11; Daniel 7:13,14; Revelation 1:7). The psalmist said that God uses “clouds” as His chariot (Psalm 104:3), and Isaiah 19:1 pictures the Lord riding on a cloud.  Although these “clouds” could be natural, they more likely describe the supernatural “glory cloud” that represented God’s presence in Old Testament Israel.  While Christ possesses “great power and glory,” His return will be accompanied by visible manifestations of that power and glory – He will redeem the elect, restore the devastated earth, and establish His rule on earth.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Mark 13:26.

Do Not Believe It

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Satan will cause false christs to appear in an attempt to deceive the elect into leaving their places of refuge.  False teachers will claim that Christ is in their midst or is back in Jerusalem or elsewhere in Judea.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Mark 13:21.

An Entirely New Existence

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Believers will experience an entirely new existence in which they will have perfect spiritual relationships with everyone else.  Believers will be like angels in that they will be spiritual, eternal beings who will not die.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Mark 12:25.

Idolatrous Worship of the Sun, Moon and Stars

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God gave them up, judicially abandoning the people to their sin and idolatry.  The context here is Israel’s idolatrous worship of the sun, moon and stars (the host of heaven), which began in the wilderness and lasted through the Babylonian captivity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Acts 7:42.