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Proverbs For Young Pilgrims: On Reproof

“As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.” Proverbs 25:12 Young Pilgrim, the proverb speaks of jewels; jewels of great value. The value has been increased by the removal of the impurities in the gold. The proving of the gold has made it […]

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Mercy for the Merciful

There seems to be an abrupt change when we come to this fifth Beatitude. The first four quite clearly deal with what goes on in the soul of the citizen of the kingdom of heaven. He is poor in spirit, mourns over sin, is meek and hungers and thirsts after righteousness. Now we read of […]

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I Samuel 9 and 10

A.    Saul’s first meeting with Samuel. 1. Who Saul was: a. For what did Israel have to wait (8:22) after God promised them the king they wanted (9:15,16)? b. Why is Saul’s person so carefully described in 9:1 and 2 (cf. chap. 8:20 and 16:6,7)? Why are his generations also mentioned (Gen. 49:10, Deut. 33:7)? […]

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Honoring the Hoary Head

“Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God. I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:32 Hoary Head! Face of an old man! A great mark of distinction in Israel. Singled out for honor and esteem by those who are younger in the congregation of […]

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High School Girls and Careers

High School ought to be and often is the time when young people decide on their calling in life. If they are children of God’s covenant and consider their life’s work to be truly a calling, they will do this through prayer, seeking the Lord’s guid­ance in learning what He wants them to do. They […]

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Earnestly Contend for the Faith (7)

Things in Common What do believers and unbelievers alike have in common? As to the facts, they have every (fact) thing in common. But as to interpretation of the facts, they have nothing in common. As to the facts, which stand objectively before them in the creation, believers and unbelievers alike compute according to the […]

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Depression

The statistics on depression are quite disturbing. More than 250,000 people are hospitalized in our country every year for depression. Another 200,000 are treated every year for depression on an outpatient basis. It is estimated that anywhere from 8 million to 40 million people in the United States alone experience depression of some sort every […]

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Current Events and Issues

Having discussed the fact that we are able to study the Word of God ourselves because we possess the office of believer we continue our discussion of Bible study. We begin with a brief discussion of what the Scriptures are. In the first place, the Scriptures are written by God through human instruments. The Spirit […]

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As A Father Pitieth (1)

How are we to rear our children? This is a question of great importance to many Christian parents, as is evident from the popularity of the various seminars on the family. It is an urgent question for us Reformed parents, be­cause of the Lord’s covenant with us. God is the God of our children, as […]

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What Awaits Us Tomorrow?

The covenant youth of today sees quite a different world from yesterday. Mothers, who formerly concentrated all their efforts to be homemakers and to raise a family, now go out to work, in order to obtain extra luxuries not available to them from one income. All around us the Scriptural idea of holy marriage is […]

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