Monochrome

Quiet submission

Lamentations 3;28

~Wait patiently, faithfully, upon the Lord.~

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Death reigned

Romans 5;17a

Adam’s sin brought universal death-exactly opposite the result he expected and Satan had promised: “You will be like God” (Genesis 3:5).

Unlike Adam’s act, Christ’s act has-and will-accomplish exactly what He intended, i.e., spiritual life.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 5:17.

A Better Hope

Hebrews 7;18-19

Drawing near to God is the essence of Christianity as compared with the Levitical system, which kept people outside His presence.  As believer priests, we are to draw near to God-that is characteristic of priesthood.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 7:19.

Trained by the Word

Hebrews 5;14

The deeper, more “solid” truths about the priesthood of the Lord Jesus could only be given to those who knew Him as Savior.  Athletic training and competition form the metaphor implied by this particular word (exercised).  The one who has come to Christ for spiritual completion is then trained by the Word to discern truth from error and holy behavior from unholy.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 5:14.