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It’s Plain

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Trust, boast, and praise must not be directed to the wrong objects but only to God Himself.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Psalm 20:7.

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Safely to shore

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This does not mean God has abrogated His moral law (Romans 3:31, Matthew 5:17-19).  The law is good, holy, and righteous (Romans 7:12, 1 Timothy 1:8), but it cannot be kept, so it curses.  Since it cannot assist anyone to keep God’s moral standard (Romans 7:7-11), it can only show the standard and thus rebuke and condemn those who fail to keep it.  But the believer is no longer under the law as a condition of acceptance with God – an impossible condition to meet and one designed only to show man his sinfulness (Galatians 3:10-13) – but under grace, which enables him to truly fulfill the law’s righteous requirements (Romans 7:6; 8:3,4).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 6:14.

Faith – A Series

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Enoch pleased God because he had faith.  Without such faith it is not possible for anyone to “walk with God” or “please Him”.  Genuine faith does not simply believe that a divine being exists, but that the God of Scripture is the only real and true God who exists.  Not believing that God exists is equivalent to calling Him a liar.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 11:6

~This is the second in a series of four on faith, using Bible text.~

Serve with humility

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“True service is not something we do for the Lord, but something He does through us.  By regarding service [this way], we can have confidence – not in ourselves and our abilities, but in God, who makes us adequate for whatever He gives us to do.”

Charles Stanley

Be Content

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Believers can be content in every situation because of this promise.  Five negatives are utilized in this statement to emphasize the impossibility of Christ deserting believers.  It is like saying “there is absolutely no way whatsoever that I will ever, ever leave you.”

Commentary from the John MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 13:5.