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A haughty spirit finds it difficult to tolerate other people's character flaws. The haughty person fails to recognize his own shortcomings. Instead, he focuses on the shortcomings of others. Most often, when we speak ill of others, it is because we are defending our own pride.Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
Some people are always looking for spiritual fire. They are in constant pursuit of emotional highs and pneumatic dazzlement. They judge the quality of a worship service and the sincerity of other worshippers by means of their own internal, emotional barometer, and they equate the mundane and routine with spiritual lifelessness.
The children of Israel left Egypt, Pharaoh, and slavery behind as they descended into the water, and they arose on the other side as free men. Immersion into the name of Messiah represented the transition from death to life. Paul saw the same imagery at work in the crossing of the sea.
The law of the clay vessels brings to mind a passage from the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:7, where he compared believers to jars of clay containing valuable treasure. Though our mortal bodies are perishable and temporary—like a clay jar—the treasure contained within them is immortal.
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