Who Knows?

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The Hebrew writer said, “It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). This is the one thing in our future that is certain – death followed by judgment. Besides that, we cannot say with certainty what will happen in our future. James wrote, “You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow” (James 4:14). The wise man asked, “If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?” (Ecclesiastes 8:7).

Who knows what will happen in the future? None of us do. How then do we approach life with this kind of uncertainty? The Scriptures provide some lessons for us to consider. In this article, we will examine several passages that discuss uncertain futures. In each of them, the phrase “who knows” is used to express the fact that mere men could not know where the events would lead. We will consider the events that were happening and see what lessons we can learn from them.
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The Real Pharisees (Part 2): The Pharisees Tried to Do the Minimum in Serving God

The Real Pharisees

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:20). Jesus said that our righteousness must surpass that of the Pharisees if we wish to enter the kingdom. How could this be if the Pharisees were so careful and […]

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You Have Become Dull of Hearing

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In making a point about the superiority of Christ’s priesthood over the priesthood of Aaron, the Hebrew writer cited the priesthood of Melchizedek. Since Jesus was “a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 5:10; cf. Psalm 110:4), His priesthood was superior. He would go on to explain why this proved the superiority […]

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The Real Pharisees (Part 1): The Pharisees Disobeyed God’s Law

The Real Pharisees

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel” (Matthew […]

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What Happens After Death?

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Job asked, “If a man dies, will he live again?” (Job 14:14). Many people wonder about this: Is there life after death? Many say “no” – They believe that our existence here is all that there is. The Bible says “yes” – There is life after death, but what happens after death? In this article, we will […]

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The Real Pharisees: Introduction

The Real Pharisees

When Jesus warned of the “leaven of the Pharisees” (Matthew 16:6), He was referring to their influence. There were several reasons why He warned about this. We will address these in our study. Jesus pointed out the Pharisees’ errors in their teachings and the sins in their own lives. Some today are eager to warn […]

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Plain Bible Teaching Podcast (Season 5)

Plain Bible Teaching Podcast

This week we wrapped up Season 5 of the Plain Bible Teaching Podcast. The theme of this season was the church. You can listen to the audio from all of the episodes on this page. You can also click on the link for each episode to see the show notes and download the audio files if you’d like.

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