Wisdom

Forsake sin

Romans 13;12

In light of Christ’s imminent return, Paul exhorts believers to repent of and forsake their sins.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 13:12.

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The same mind

Romans 12;16

Christians are to be impartial and are not to have conceit or feelings of superiority toward fellow believers.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 12:16.

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.

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.