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-How can we trust our feelings when it says this (Proverbs 14:12) about feeling right about them?

You can't trust your feelings if Christ is not in you. You can know that all feelings based upon love, concern and compassion for others, and free of selfish gain at another's expense, are from Christ, having an affect upon your heart.
    If He's not in you yet, then He is working with you and you'll soon be a Christian, if you aren't already and just don't know it
    We come here with three things stacked against us. One of those is our inherent-selfish nature.

-Genesis 31:54 Are we to sacrifice today as they did in the Old Testament?

Sacrifices in Old Testament times were of two kinds: 1. Unbloody, such as (a) first fruits and tithes; (b) meat and drink offerings; and (c) incense. 2. Bloody, such as (a) burnt offerings; (b) peace offerings; and (c) sin and trespass offerings. Christ fulfilled all sacrifices.

-Exodus 12:40 Why did ancient Israel remain in captivity for 430 years?

Ancient Israel made an agreement with God and broke it constantly with their impudent thinking. Contrast this old covenant (agreement) with the new.

-Exodus 14:4 Why did God harden Pharaoh's (a king of ancient Egypt) heart?

Rotherham-translation states it is more accurate to render it "I will allow the heart of Pharaoh to wax bold". But why? Verses 17,18 "And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians and they shall follow them and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh and upon all his host, upon his chariots and upon his horsemen. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots and upon his horsemen." Exodus 10:1 "And the LORD said unto Moses: Go in unto Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants that I might shew these my signs before him."-(read the whole story {Exodus chapters 2 to 20 inclusive} or see the movie The Ten Commandments starring Charlton Heston.

God does what He pleases. He's in absolute control. Within that framework He allows much to occur. God works with those He is not yet calling into His family. The starting point of awakening is the knowledge that He indeed does exist right now at this very moment and is fully aware of exactly what you are now reading. Talk to Him right now!

-Deuteronomy 5:29 This sounds like God was unknowing that such a heart would be in them back then?

It's the translation, as many words have had to be added in english to make the meaning of verses from the original Hebrew clear to English speaking peoples. 
    It's simply stating that there wasn't the heart in them back then to be such. God had planned for this (Hebrews 8:10; 10:16) to come later.

-Psalms 25:14 What is the secret of the Lord talked of here?

The secret of the Lord is that His understanding is only for those who believe-(John 7:17; 15:15), those who are in Him -Job 29:2-5.

-Proverbs 3:6 What does it mean to acknowledge Him in all our ways, so that He will direct our paths?

The key to having God direct your life is to be acknowledging Him as you live it. How do you do this?
    Precisely this means, that in all your circumstances, have a mind that seeks answer to what God is doing; a mind that knows that to God, your life is extremely important, and that nothing happens in vain in it.

-Zechariah 4:6--What does "Lord of hosts" mean?

-Matthew 15:26 and Mark 7:26 This sounds like Jesus was insolent to this woman.

It was customary for the Jews to refer to those without the Mosaic Law, as dogs. The Jews, while they boasted of being the children of God, gave the name of dogs to the heathen, for their idolatry, etc. The woman here knew that, in comparing the Jews to the children of God's family, and the heathen to the dogs without, Jesus simply used the customary language of a Jew. It was not yet time for Him to step out of the old covenant. The gospel was offered first to the Jews and then to all.
    When it was time (new covenant time) for the 'dogs' (the Gentiles) to be saved, it was a different story -Acts 8:26-39; 2Corinthians 5:17.


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