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March 1, 2015

I work in a large company and am one of very few women in engineering. I’m younger than most of my coworkers and yet have experienced upward mobility in a very short time. We divide into “think groups” to create new ideas or amplify old ones. It seems that someone criticizes almost every idea I bring up. I often go home discouraged and find...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/3/questions/151520
todayintheword.org March 1, 2015

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March 1, 2015

I’ve always believed that we are saved by grace not works, but Jesus’ instruction to the rich young ruler is confusing. The ruler asks, “What do I have to do to inherit eternal life.” Jesus says, “Then love your neighbor as yourself.” What does Jesus mean? Question and Answer The Lord Jesus was not saying that keeping the commandments and...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/3/questions/151523
todayintheword.org March 1, 2015

Question and Answer

April 1, 2015

Why did the Lord Jesus quote Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” (Matt. 27:46)? Did Jesus not understand why He was dying? Question and Answer Certainly the Lord Jesus understood that He was going to die. He told His disciples, “The Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/4/questions/156898
todayintheword.org April 1, 2015

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April 1, 2015

Where did Jesus’ spirit go between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? Did Jesus go to hell? Question and Answer The idea that the Lord Jesus went to hell between the crucifixion and the resurrection, frequently called “the harrowing of hell,” has been believed since ancient times. In fact, the Apostles’ Creed seems to teach it when it...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/4/questions/156899
todayintheword.org April 1, 2015

Question and Answer

May 1, 2015

What does the word behold mean? Question and Answer The Hebrew word hinneh, which is translated as “behold” or “look” in English, serves several important functions in Old Testament Scripture. First, it highlights for the reader the significance of the content that follows it. The biblical writer’s use of behold signals that what a biblical...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/5/questions/164006
todayintheword.org May 1, 2015

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May 1, 2015

Why does the narrator of 1 Samuel introduce Elkanah to us by tracing his pedigree back four generations? Question and Answer Elkanah, Hannah’s husband, is introduced as “Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite” (1:1). The words do trace his pedigree back four generations, naming his...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/5/questions/164008
todayintheword.org May 1, 2015

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May 1, 2015

Why do some consider Hannah to be one of the most pious women in the Old Testament? Question and Answer Hannah, the wife of Elkanah, the mother of Samuel, suffered for years because of her infertility and painful family life (1 Sam. 1:3–7)! Her well-intentioned husband misunderstood her (1:8). ButHannah’s pain drove her to take her problem...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/5/questions/164010
todayintheword.org May 1, 2015

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May 1, 2015

I was reading in 1 Samuel 1 and noticed that Hannah alone dedicated Samuel to the Lord. Elkanah appears to be passive in the decision. Can you clarify matters? Question and Answer The narrator of Samuel does not write much about Elkanah’s role in the dedication of Samuel. The narrator’s focus is on Hannah. Hannah makes the vow. Under the...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/5/questions/164014
todayintheword.org May 1, 2015

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June 1, 2015

Deuteronomy 9:18 says that Moses neither ate bread nor drank water for forty days and forty nights. I can believe that a person might go without food for that length of time, but how could anyone go without water? Is this a miracle? Question and Answer The short answer is yes. This passage parallels Exodus 34:28, which reads beautifully,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/6/questions/165490
todayintheword.org June 1, 2015

Question and Answer

June 1, 2015

I often hear preachers and teachers of the Word talk about the importance of reading the Bible. I believe this and have experienced its life-giving reality in my life. I often feel a kind of dullness creeping over me, however, when I go to open it. Or, I just read mechanically without feeling anything and without remembering what I’ve read.

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2015/6/questions/165494
todayintheword.org June 1, 2015

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