If we say we have love and cannot walk in forgiveness, we deceive ourselves, and our “love” is only a parody of the real thing.
The psychologist, Freud, accurately determined that the main source of all humanity’s woes are feelings of guilt.
Moses was married to a Cushite (Ethiopian) woman (Numbers 12:1-16), and God was angry with Aaron and Miriam for criticizing that marriage.
The Hebrews were forbidden to marry Canaanites and other pagan peoples (Exodus -16; Deuteronomy 7:1-3).
All biblical names of God are built around two core names—"El," a general term for a god, and "Yahweh," a more personal and covenantal moniker.
In the Scriptures, the name or title used for God depends on who's using it and the context in which it's used.
What's more, the names people use to address us reveal something about the nature of their connection to us.
There are a few incidental mentions of race in the Bible (e.g., that Ethiopian's skin was different, Jeremiah ), but there is nothing saying one race is superior to another.
He came to this profound truth, but didn’t know what to do with it.
Today, we are encouraged by pop psychologists to “feel good about ourselves,” and to do away with the troubling guilt that we all have. It says we must face our sin and deal with it – and only then can we have the peace that the world craves so badly.
"Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.
Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts." It is unwise to date someone who doesn't love God. "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? And what harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?