Every human being is created with the capacity to love and to be loved. Love is a human virtue. This is because every human being is made in the image of God and the Bible tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8
). The very nature of God’s being and God’s essence is love. Although someone may have told you that they love you or that they are in love with you, no one can say that they are love. Only God Himself is love.
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In the morning. From heaven. With the dew. Small. Fine. Round. White. As frost. As coriander seed. Solid. Its appearance like that of bdellium. Its taste like that of fresh oil. Its taste like that of wafers with honey. Good for making cakes. A mystery. What is it?
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For centuries, gold has long been a precious and highly sought after element. Its qualities are in its colour, resistance, density, and texture. However, in the Bible, gold has an even more wonderful significance. Gold signifies the divine nature of God.
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In early Greece, the winner of an Olympic sporting event was awarded an olive branch, which was made into a wreath, or crown. The winner was also awarded other prizes, great honour, and prestige. Even though this was a top glory, the apostle Paul referred to this crown as “corruptible” and “fading” (1 Corinthians 9:25
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The revelation of the jubilee originates from the Bible. The Old Testament describes that each family of the Israelites was allotted a portion of the good land. However, some became poor, sold their allotment (Leviticus 25:25
) and lost their inheritance. Others became poorer still and even sold themselves into slavery (Leviticus 25:39
). But every fifty years was the year of jubilee. Liberty was proclaimed throughout the land and each inhabitant was released from slavery, forgiven of their debts, and returned to their possession and their family (Leviticus 25:10
). The jubilee was a year of enjoyment, satisfaction, and rest.
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