Five Kinds of Hearers of God’s Word

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was […]

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Be Quick to Hear, but Slow to Speak

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak . . . (James 1:19) Have you ever wondered why God gave us two ears but only one tongue? “Some people say that’s because He wanted us to spend twice as much time listening as talking. Others claim it’s because […]

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My Father-in-Law’s Advice to Me

My Father-in-Law’s Advice to Me I’m blessed to have a godly and wise father-in-law, Rev. Bartel Elshout, who is known for his translation of Wilhelmus à Brakel’s The Christian’s Reasonable Service. I so much value his wisdom in that whenever I need to make an important decision I always seek his counsel. Recently, I asked […]

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