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    "My sheep hear my voice . . .
    and they follow Me."
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Taking the Kingdom by Force

by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, focusing on the connotation of the word violence in Matthew 11:12 and Luke 16:16, suggests that 'using force" was the probable meaning, but that it does not follow that human effort to force oneself into the kingdom is in

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Fooling With the Code

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

From all indications, Albert Einstein, the famous physicist best known for his Theory of Relativity, believed in a Creator God. He often spoke of God in very humble and reverent ways: » "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest ar

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Beating the Rat Race (Part Three)

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

I Samuel 12 is instructive on the subject of finding a still, quiet place in a hectic world. It recounts a major event in the history of Israel, and as we will see, the prophet Samuel twice advises the Israelites to be still so that they …

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment
The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

Today's Verse and Comment

2 Corinthians 5:9-10

(9) Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. (10) For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

These verses state a reality we all face: We are accountable to the Creator for our conduct. We know that standing between us and God is an internally generated pride that, if allowed, will greatly hinder our desire to please Him by …

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Why 153 Fish? (Part One)

by David C. Grabbe

In Psalm 12:6, David compares God's Word to silver that has been purified seven times. His revelation contains nothing superfluous, and thus each detail, no matter how seemingly insignificant, holds something of value for us. One of Jesus Christ's post-resurrection appearances contains one such detail. Seven of the disciples go fishing, and Jesus performs a miracle allowing the previously unsuccessful fishermen to haul in a catch of large fish—153, to be precise—without the nets breaking (John 21:11). Why did Jesus provide exactly 153 fish? It is a specific number. The disciples di

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Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Nine)

What does the apostle John mean by saying that Jesus “declared” the Father? The Amplified Bible suggests two alternate translations, and …

Amos 5 and the Feast of Tabernacles

Deuteronomy 14:23 states regarding the Feast of Tabernacles, "And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses …

Preparing for the Feast

All of us look upon the Feast of Tabernacles as a very special time of the year. It is an exhilarating climax to one year that generates …

God's Kingdom in the Parables (Part Two)

Because of their symbols, the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven are among the most difficult to comprehend, but they become …

The Branch of God's Planting

For a brief time, the earth was an agricultural utopia. It ended abruptly with Adam and Eve’s rebellion in eating from the forbidden …