Wisdom

Man’s Natural Tendency

Psalm 14;2

The world’s false religions are fallen man’s attempts to escape the true God – not to seek Him.  Man’s natural tendency is to seek his own interests (Philippians 2:21), but his only hope is for God to seek him (John 6:37,44).  It is only as a result of God’s work in the heart that anyone seeks Him (Psalm 16:8; Matthew 6:33).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:11.

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Redeeming Time

Colossians 4;5

Those “outside” refers to unbelievers.  Believers are called to so live that they establish the credibility of the Christian faith and that they make the most of every evangelistic opportunity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 4:5.

Depravity Parade

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The “confusion” of James 3:16 is the dis-order that results from the instability and chaos of human wisdom.  “Every evil thing” denotes things that are not so much intrinsically evil as they are simply good for nothing.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for James 3:16.

Walk in Him

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“Walk” is the familiar New Testament term denoting the believer’s daily conduct.  To walk in Christ is to live a life patterned after His.  See Colossians 1:10; 4:5; Romans 6:4; 8:1,4; 13:13; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 10:3; 12:18; Galatians 5:16,25; 6:16; Ephesians 2:10; 4:1,17; 5:2,8,15; Philippians 3:16-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 4:1,12; 2 Thessalonians 3:11; 1 John 1:6,7; 2:6; 2 John 6; and 3 John 3,4.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:6.

 

Complete in Him

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Believers are complete in Christ, both positionally by the imputed perfect righteousness of Christ, and the complete sufficiency of all heavenly resources for spiritual maturity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:10.