John MacArthur

The Sound Heart

Prov 14;30a

A healthy mind filled with wisdom is associated with a healthy body.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Proverbs 14:30.

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Justified

Romans 5;9

Justified-to be declared righteous, by His blood-through His violent, substitutionary death.  Christ bore the full fury of God’s wrath in the believing sinner’s place, and there is none left for him (see Romans 8:1, and 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:24; 5:9.

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.