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Luke 14: A Man with Dropsy Healed on the Sabbath

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Dropsy was an incurable disease, charactirzed by swelling in the body due to excessive fluid retention, in the house where the Lord Jesus was, other thatn the Pharisess, there was a man with dropsy.

The difference between them was that wile the man with dropsy was swollen physically, the Pharisees were spiritually inflated by pride(v.7). Seeing that everyone was sick in some way, the Lord Jesus decided to cure the body of the man with dropsy first.

He then taught others that through humility they could restore their own souls. Whenever a person delights in praises and hone, he accumulates pride and presumption within himself. Therefore, he loses what is vital for the salvation of his soul: a humble heart.

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Deuteronomy 15: Debts Canceled Every Seven Years

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The year of remission, also known as the sabbatical year, happened every seven years.

The neediest were the ones who benefited from it the most.

For example, the debts of those who could not pay were forgiven and slaves were set free (vv. 12-18).

Moreover, the land rested, for the Israelites did not plant or harvest for that year (Lev. 25. 1-7). Humanly speaking, this period had every reason to be the worst for the nation. Imagine a country that did not plant for a whole year!

But God observed the obedience and trust of the people concerning HIs rule. There fore, those who respected it had plenty.

Only those who are gifted with pure faith are able to submit to the Most High to the point of following directions that humanly speaking sound crazy.

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Acts 14: At Iconium

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The multitude of the city was divided. Whenever the Gospel is preached, it inevitably causes division. Some agree and accept the Word of God, while others reject it.

It explains what the Lord Jesus meant when He said that He came to bring division, and not peace to the World. (Luke 12.51).

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Deuteronomy 14: Improper Mourning

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As a sign of mourning or reverence to the dead, some people would cut and leave marks on their body.

The Most High never accepted these practices It is incoherent to think He never accepted these practices it is incoherent to think He approves of acts of self mutilation or any other kind of disfigurement to the body, for He treats His chosen ones as a special treasure.

Although in modern society these habits are associated with fashion, we should not imitate them. Instead of cutting your body – which is the Temple of His Spirit -, we should cut off pride, unbelief, malice and any other sin that separates us from the Most High

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