September 19th, 2014

Day 188 – Psalm 122

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

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September 18th, 2014

Day 187 – Psalm 121

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule – CLICK HERE

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September 18th, 2014

Guard Your Heart

Did God make mistakes when he made homosexuals?  Why did Jesus not rebuke homosexuals?

Sincerely,
Looking For Answers

Dear Looking For Answers,

We’ll answer your second question first.  Jesus did rebuke homosexuality, but He didn’t do it specifically.  Jesus answered the question of homosexuality when He taught on marriage.  Jesus said that marriage was intended between a man and a woman (Matt 19:4-5).  Any sexual activity outside of God’s plan for marriage is fornication.  Homosexual behavior, pre-marital sex, adultery, etc. are all sinful and Jesus condemned them all when He taught the right way for men and women to behave.

Now let’s address the issue of people being made homosexual.  God doesn’t force anyone to act upon same-sex attractions, just like God doesn’t force an alcoholic to the bottle or a wrathful husband to strike his wife.  How we act is a choice, not a genetic equation.  There is a lot of debate over why some people have same-sex attractions, but at the end of the day, those temptations need to be mastered.  When Cain was angry, God told Cain to rule over sin or it would devour him (Gen 4:7).  Same-sex attractions are a temptation that stems from within a person, just like anger, unhealthy opposite-sex attractions, and a thousand other temptations (Jas 1:13-14).  The key is that there is always a way of escape from those unhealthy desires (1 Cor 10:13).  God didn’t make a mistake when creating us; it is when we turn from the path He has designed for us and follow our own desires (which are often unhealthy) that we sin (Jer 10:23).

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September 17th, 2014

Day 186 – Psalm 120

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule – CLICK HERE

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September 17th, 2014

Blood Money

Help me try to harmonize these Scriptures (Matt 27: 3-8 and Acts 1: 18-19) about Judas when one says that he purchased a field, and the other says he left the money.

Sincerely,
Questioning Accounts

Dear Questioning Accounts,

Matt 27:3-8 and Acts 1:18-19 are two sides to the same story.  Matt 27:3-8 says that Judas threw the thirty pieces of silver back at the chief priests and elders.  The chief priests said that they couldn’t put the money back into the temple treasury because it was “blood money” (Matt 27:6), so they instead used the money to purchase the potter’s field (Matt 27:7).  In the Acts account, we see that they purchased the field using Judas’ silver, and they purchased it in Judas’ name (Acts 1:18).  That particular field was purchased because it was the one that Judas had hung himself in.  The field became synonymous with blood money and death because of the grisly details surrounding its purchase and Judas’ demise (Acts 1:19).

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September 16th, 2014

Day 185 – Psalm 119:145-176

5 minutes a day
5 days a week
All the Books of Wisdom in a year

This year we are going to look at the books of Wisdom. All of the Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Job, and even the book of Lamentations! By reading one chapter, Monday through Friday, you will read them all by the end of the year. The Daily Cup series is a series of short videos for each chapter to help aid with understanding these important books.

Happy Studying!

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup.” — Psalm 16:5

Click here for a pdf of the study schedule – CLICK HERE

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