Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God (Matthew 5:8) The Scriptures tell us that “no one can see [God] and live” (Exodus 33:20) and that “no one has seen or can see” Him (1 Timothy 6:16). So something quite extraordinary must take place for Jesus to promise that some will “see God.”…

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Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 6:7 We have come to a turning point in our study of the Beatitudes. Arthur Pink explains,  “First, there is a discovery of the fact that I am nothing, have nothing, and can do nothing—poverty of spirit. Second, there is conviction of sin, a…

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“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6) I saw a cartoon recently featuring several commuters sitting on a train. The fellow in the center had long untidy hair, numerous tattoos and was dressed in leather. A thoroughly bad dude from all appearances. Seated around him were…

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Valentine’s Day is often celebrated through cards, candy, or romance. As children, we enjoy exchanging Valentine greetings and creating heart decorations. As adults, we may enjoy a special meal with a spouse or a movie together. But how can we show God’s love on Valentine’s Day? The Bible is silent about Valentine’s Day, but not…

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When we consider the great servants of God in the New Testament, we often think of Paul, Peter, Mary, Luke, or those among the 12 apostles. However, there was one man with a unique name whose service to God during sickness offers great insight for us today. His name was Epaphroditus. In Philippians 2:25-30, we…

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