Isaiah 35:8-9: What is the Highway of Holiness?

“The Way of Holiness: this is obviously a seriously meant requirement, for the unclean cannot travel it. This is the equivalent of the ‘law of God’ passage in 33:14–16. The Lord never reduces his standards to match the weaknesses of his people; he raises his people to the height of his standards. How this will happen Isaiah does not say; he simply leaves us to assume that such meeting of the requirements of the law is achieved for the Lord’s people by his work of salvation (4f.) and redemption (9d, 10a), for the redeemed will walk there! Unclean (ṭāmē’) refers to impurities catered for by the sacrifices. Those disqualified from walking the Way of Holiness are therefore self-disqualified through failure to use the means of grace available to them.”—J. Alec Motyer,

2 Corinthians 2:14-17: How are Christians “the aroma of Christ”?

Paul used the imagery of the triumphal procession illustratively, which was a reference to the Levitical sacrifices of the Old Testament when he wrote his second letter to Christians in Corinth in 55 C.E. While such (εὐωδία euōdia) “aroma” is likely repulsive to unrighteous individuals, it is a pleasant fragrance, pleasing aroma (2Co 2:15; Eph 5:2; Php 4:18), sweet-smelling to God and righteous hearted ones.

Acts 18:18: What Vow Did the Apostle Paul Make?

Acts 18:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.

John 5:24-25; 1 John 3:14—Who are those who have “passed from death to life”?

These ones that Jesus spoke of were at one time spiritually dead. However, once they had an opportunity to hear the gospel, they put faith in Jesus Christ and gave up their former sinful life.

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