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The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. 10 And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.  (Psalm 9:9-10)

When you know God's name you live by faith like Abraham who planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and "called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God" -- and didn't just stop there! He kept trusting God all the way to the very altar where the Lord called him to sacrifice the substance of what had been promised him, namely his son, Isaac. His reasoning? Simply that "God was able even to raise him from the dead" (Hebrews 11:19). 

When you know God's name and the name of His Son, Jesus, you live a life of fruitfulness -- a life that will not hear him say "I never knew you; depart from me, you worker(s) of lawlessness".  You live a life that takes Jesus' every word seriously to the point of doing them and living them so that your life is not built on the faulty foundation of works based righteousness but faith in Jesus. 

When you know God's name and you build your "house" on what He has spoken,  you find in Him deliverance from the adulterer  and their "smooth words" and "vaporous lies" -- from the one whose "house" sinks down to death (Proverbs 2:6-18).

So Faith Bible Church, as we enter 2018, let's endeavor together to know God's name better and continually place our trust in Him, knowing that He never forsakes those who seek Him.


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You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.”  Matthew 7:5


What a contrast from our Lord’s remarks near the beginning of the Sermon on Mount where He tells us “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied” to this proclamation, “You hypocrite!”


The first describes an individual that craves the righteousness which only Christ can provide. The second describes an individual which is satisfied merely by “masking” over their sin. There is no real change in this person’s life and this is manifested by their self-righteous attitude.


Personal holiness demands that we deal with our sins. In the original language the phrase “...remove the beam from your own eye” is a term which expresses a violent and aggressive action. In other words Jesus is telling us not to waste time when dealing with the sin in our lives. Get rid of it!


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