Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“Separatists (Heb. persahin, from parash, “to separate”). They” “were probably the successors of the Assideans (i.e., the” “pious), a party that originated in the time of Antiochus” Epiphanes in revolt against his heathenizing policy. The first mention of them is in a description by Josephus of the three sects or schools into which the Jews were divided (B.C. 145). The other two sects were the Essenes and the Sadducees. In the time of our Lord they were the popular party (John 7:48). They were extremely accurate and minute in all matters appertaining to the law of Moses (Matt. 9:14; 23:15; Luke 11:39; 18:12). “Paul, when brought before the council of Jerusalem, professed” “himself a Pharisee (Acts 23:6-8; 26:4, 5).” “There was much that was sound in their creed, yet their system of religion was a form and nothing more. Theirs was a very lax “morality (Matt. 5:20; 15:4, 8; 23:3, 14, 23, 25; John 8:7). On” “the first notice of them in the New Testament (Matt. 3:7), they” “are ranked by our Lord with the Sadducees as a “generation of” “vipers.” They were noted for their self-righteousness and their” “pride (Matt. 9:11; Luke 7:39; 18:11, 12). They were frequently” rebuked by our Lord (Matt. 12:39; 16:1-4). “From the very beginning of his ministry the Pharisees showed themselves bitter and persistent enemies of our Lord. They could “not bear his doctrines, and they sought by every means to” destroy his influence among the people.
Definition of Pharisees: “set apart”
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