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William MacDonald

Obeying the Instruction of the Older

William MacDonald“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.” (Prov. 4:1) In the first four verses of Proverbs 4, Solomon describes how good advice can and should be passed down from one generation to another. He tells how his father had taught him, then urges his son, in turn,... Read More
William MacDonald Devotions

Hear, ye children

William MacDonald Devotions“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.” (Prov. 4:1) In the first four verses of Proverbs 4, Solomon describes how good advice can and should be passed down from one generation to another. He tells how his father had taught him, then urges his son, in turn,... Read More
John Piper

Get Wisdom

John PiperMay 24, 1981 Proverbs 4:1-13 I believe all men have this in common: that they want to be happy. They do not all agree on what brings the greatest happiness, but they do all long to have it. And this longing is not bad. It is good. Evil consists in trying to find happiness in ways that displease and ... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Beloved (verb) (25) agapao

To love (25) (agapao - see related study of noun agape) means to love unconditionally and sacrificially as God Himself loves sinful men (John 3:16), the way He loves the Son (John 3:35, 15:9, 17:23, 24). Note that agapao is a verb and by its verbal nature calls for action. This quality of love is no... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Implore (3143) marturomai

Imploring (3143) (marturomai from mártus = witness) (See related word studies - epimartureo; diamarturomai) in its original sense meant summon to witness and thus conveys the idea of testifying in affirmation or exhortation. The idea of implore is to beg earnestly or even desperately. Interestingly,... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Obedient (5255) hupekoos

Obedient (5255) (hupekoos/hypekoos is from hupo = under, frequently meant not simply to be beneath but to be totally under the power, authority, control of something or someone + akouo = hear and apprehend with the mind, gives us our English word "acoustic") is an adjective which means giving ear to... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Only (only begotten, One of a Kind, One and Only) (3439) monogenes

Only begotten (One of a Kind, One and Only) (3439)(monogenes from monos = alone + genos = birth, race, kind <> from ginomai = to come into being, to become) means that which is the only one of its kind of class or specific relationship and thus is unique or "one and only." The only begotten (monogen... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Only begotten (One of a Kind, One and Only) (3439)(monogenes)

Only begotten (One of a Kind, One and Only) (3439)(monogenes from monos = alone + genos = birth, race, kind <> from ginomai = to come into being, to become) means that which is the only one of its kind of class or specific relationship and thus is unique or "one and only." The only begotten (monogen... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Provoke to anger (3949) parorgizo

Provoke (3949) (parorgizo from pará = at point of, unto, implying movement toward a certain point + orgizo = to irritate or make angry) means to make angry, cause to be irritated or exasperate. It means to stimulate one to the point of a brooding, simmering anger that is nurtured and not allowed to ... Read More

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