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“Pharaoh’s hardened heart” Justin Taylor’s ideas.

I have read material of Justin’s in the past.  Normally,  thoughtful and engaging. This article jumped out today as timely.  I know that lots of folks question the issue of Pharaoh’s heart.  Why are so many verses reflective of the issue?  Why Does the Lord do this?  How does the sovereignty of God play into all of this?

I skimmed through the post and will process the information at a later time. See what you think about the matter.  What have you concluded in the matter? How would you have done things differently if you were Pharaoh?  Or the Lord?

If you want to take the time to read through, it is certainly thought provoking. Here is the article for you pleasure.  Enjoy.  If you have a response, I’d love to hear it.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2012/01/04/the-hardening-of-pharoahs-heart/

Day 74 of 90 (Lu10:1- 20:19)

Wow we are now 82% of the way through the entire Bible.  Admirable of you to stick with it so faithfully.  Good work.

If ‘promise’ is a key word for the entire Old Testament, ‘fulfillment’ is a key word for the New Testament.  We read promise after promise by Father towards his people and the world.  Promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, David, Solomon, and others.  Those promises are all fulfilled in Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the key figure in the New Testament.

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Day Three B90X (Ge 28:20- Ge 40:11)

Good Evening Saints!!~~

I pray for you daily as we push into relevant life with Father.

Paul’s life is a beautiful example of focusing on others ALL the time. As he wrote his letter to the church at Philippi, he was chained up in prison, far away from every possible comfort. While he had many prime opportunities to write and complain about the conditions of his jail cell, or the disgusting food that was occasionally thrown to him, or the fresh collection of bruises from his guards, he chose instead to encourage his readers – reminding them to put everyone else before themselves. His perspective is a rare and very valuable one.

-When we are feeling imprisoned by whatever life has handed us, how often do we choose to encourage those around us, instead of venting and complaining about our own situation? How do we show that the needs of those around us are more important than our own?

-Pray that God would give you a new perspective on your surroundings – and that you would begin choosing to put your friends and family before yourself.
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