Review: Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom

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G.K. Beale. Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 17, 2019.  208 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Do you appreciate irony?  I love ironies and if there’s one literature that really got me interested in this literary device it was the Bible.  In this book New Testament scholar G. K. Beale look at the various irony found throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  This is an excellent work on Biblical Theology and certainly I want to read more of Beale’s books.

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“HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” Da 4:25 NKJV As a Bible believer, here are three words that should not be in your vocabulary: luck, coincidence, and fate. Replace them instead with the word providence, which means “to see in advance and to provide for.” The Westminster Confession of Faith, written in the seventeenth century, states: “God the great creator of all things doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence.” That means God is in charge, not us! But what about our human will? Can’t we act independently? Theologian Dr. R. C. Sproul wrote, “God’s sovereign providence stands over and above our actions. He works out His will through the actions of human wills, without violating the freedom of those human wills.” Look at Joseph. His brothers tried to destroy him, but instead their efforts put him on the throne of Egypt and fulfilled God’s will. Later he said, “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to brin g about this present result” (Ge 50:20 NAS). Judas’ most heinous act helped bring about the best thing that ever happened, Christ’s atonement for our sins on the cross. Are you confused because of the things going on around you? One reason is because we only utilize about 10 percent of our mental potential. Plus, Paul points out that now we only “know in part” (1Co 13:9). When we get to heaven God may explain it all—or not. Until then, trust Him. And rejoice, He’s got the whole world in His hands—including you!

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We can know the words of the Old Testament Part 2

Text preservation for 2000 years = Miraculous

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We can know the words of the Old Testament Part 1

Review: Last week we saw four reasons why we can know the original words of the Old Testament

    1. Reason #1: God’s Word says the Word of God will endure forever
    2. Reason #2: The Old Testament was written down.
    3. Reason #3: Temple officials were intentional in checking the manuscripts
    4. Reason #4: Masora Finalis

Purpose: In this session we shall consider more reasons why we can believe why we can know the actual words of the Old Testament so that we will have faith in God’s Word being God’s Word.

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“HAVE YOU DISCOVERED YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Called according to his purpose.” Ro 8:28 NLT If you want things to work out right for you in life, you need to discover your God-ordained purpose and give yourself fully to it. The Bible says, “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (v. 28 NKJV). The focal point of your life should be discovering and doing God’s will. What you believe about that will determine the direction you take and what you accomplish. There’s a big difference between talent and purpose. You are called according to God’s purpose, not your talent. When you are talented but not called, you can be comfortable anywhere. That’s because talent, like justice, is blind; it sees all opportunities the same. But when you are aware of your God-given purpose and it governs your life, there are things you simply won’t do because you know they’ll derail, dilute, or defeat God’s purpose for you. Being “called according to his purpose” enables you to focus on the development of your talent only as it rela tes to God’s will for you. So instead of asking God to bless what you’re doing, ask Him to reveal His purpose for your life. Once you discover and fulfill that, you’ll be blessed, because His plan is already blessed! Let’s read it again: “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (NLT). So have you discovered God’s purpose for your life yet? If not, get into His presence and stay there until He reveals it to you. It’s the only way you’ll ever be totally fulfilled.

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