Archive for October 27, 2011
In Matthew 25:20, Jesus says, “The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’”
When we do a good job, we are proud of the effort we’ve placed. There is a difference between being proud and being prideful. Being proud is best associated with the accomplishment of a task well done while pride is a state of arrogance that a person lives in. The servant with the five talents was proud of the work he was able to accomplish with what More >
The book of Hosea contains 4 messages, or sermons, from the prophet. The first message is in chapters 1 – 3 which we considered in Week 7. It describes the physical circumstances that God led Hosea through in order to picture the wretchedness of Israel’s condition.
In Week 8 we will look at Hosea’s second message. Commentators disagree on where to place a break between messages 2 and 3. For our purposes, we are going to follow the break point that is used by Kay Arthur in her Precept study on Hosea. Therefore, we will consider Message 2 to be More >