Love

Your Response

Your response

One’s response to the light in this life is crucial, because at the throne of judgement there will be no opportunity to embrace truth that was formerly spurned (Revelation 20:11-15).  Those who scorn the light of the gospel now will have all light removed from them in eternity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 8:18.

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God’s Peace-Another Gift

Luke 2;14

This is not to be taken as a universal declaration of peace toward all humanity.  Rather, peace with God is a corollary of justification.  A better rendering here might be “peace toward men on whom God’s sovereign pleasure rests.”   God’s peace is not a reward for those who have good will, but a gracious gift to those who are objects of His good will.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 2:14

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.

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.