Volume 19, Number 2
Ezekiel 9 contains a prophecy in which the prophet witnesses in vision an angel going through the city of Jerusalem and marking all those "who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it" (verse 4). God is still looking for those who are grieved and disturbed by the mounting evils in society. Are we among them? (iStockphoto)
Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
Sin, Christians, and the Fear of God
As everyone knows, Scripture takes a very dim and stern view of sin because it is failure to live up to God's standard and destroys relationships, especially our relationship with God. After identifying the types and levels of sin, John Ritenbaugh suggests that the fear of God provides us the necessary motivation to overcome our iniquities.
Hating Evil, Fearing God
by David C. Grabbe
II Corinthians 6:14-16 contains a warning that good and evil do not mix, so as Christians, we must be careful to avoid having anything to do with what is wrong. Highlighting Proverbs 8:13, David Grabbe reveals that the fear of God plays a significant role in ridding evil from our lives.
The Torment of the Godly (Part Two)
by Charles Whitaker
To be a prophet of God is no easy task, and it is one that tends to be mentally and emotionally burdensome to the prophet. As Charles Whitaker explains, God desires His people to have an emotional yet entirely rational response—to sigh and cry—to the lawlessness and idolatry increasing around them in the world.
The Miracles of Jesus Christ:
Healing a Woman With a Flow of Blood
by Martin G. Collins
Jesus' healing of the woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years is unique among His miraculous healings in that He healed her without speaking a word. Martin Collins explains the woman's genuine faith and how Jesus used the occasion to bring glory to God.
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