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Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Fruits of the Holy Spirit Commentary by — John W. Ritenbaugh    Galatians 5:23 (23) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. King James Version In Galatians 5:23, “self-control” (temperance, KJV) is the translation of the Greek word enkrateia, which means “possessing power, strong, having mastery or possession of, continent, self-controlled” (Kenneth S. Wuest, Word […]

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The Enduring Results of Compromise

The Enduring Results of Compromise Commentary by — Martin G. Collins   Deuteronomy 17:17 (17) Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.   1 Kings 11:1-4 (1) But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women […]

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Lay Aside the Weight of Self-Pity

  Lay Aside the Weight of Self-Pity   Article by Jon Bloom July 11, 2016 Reprinted from: Desiring God I love Jonah not just because of the whole fish episode, but because Jonah is a self-pitying sulker. I don’t endorse his self-pity, but I do identify with it since I’m given to similar kinds of sulking. And […]

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