Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) added a photo to Stream Photos album in Discipleship - Bible Study group 3 days ago

𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 (𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟑): "𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝,... Show more

𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 (𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟑): "𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝."𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫; 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐛𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐈𝐟 𝐧𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬. 𝐈𝐟 𝐰𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐨𝐮𝐫 "𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬" 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬, 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭. "𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞" (𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝟐𝟑:𝟕) 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬.𝐀𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 (𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟔), 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲. 𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲. 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬' 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡, 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠.𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧'𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐬. 𝐇𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝'𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 "𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠" 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧. 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭, 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬.𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐦 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) added a photo to Stream Photos album in Discipleship - Bible Study group 4 days ago

𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 (𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟓):

𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐇𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 "𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬."...
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𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 (𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟐𝟏-𝟐𝟓):𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐇𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 "𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬." 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐬. 𝐈𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐢𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 (𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭, 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲) 𝐛𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦, 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐬. 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥'𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡.𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 (𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟔), 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐱, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞:𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰, 𝐎 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝? 𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐚𝐜 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐫? 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭? 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬, "𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬." 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲. (𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝟐:𝟐𝟎-𝟐𝟒).𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚
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𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬, “𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨” (𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝟐:𝟐𝟔). 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚...
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𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐈𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐓𝐰𝐨.𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬, “𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨” (𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝟐:𝟐𝟔). 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡.(𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟒-𝟐𝟔) 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞. 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧; 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝. 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 (𝟏 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟔:𝟗-𝟏𝟎). 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡, 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐝.𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐞. 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐲: “𝐁𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 𝐃𝐨 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬? 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐨, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭. 𝐀 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭, 𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐚 𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞. 𝐒𝐨 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞, ‘𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝, 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝,’ 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧. 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲, ‘𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝, 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝, 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞? 𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞? 𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞?’ 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐧𝐥𝐲, ‘𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐦𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐫𝐬" (𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝟕:𝟏𝟔–𝟐𝟑).𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚
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𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐈𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐎𝐧𝐞!(𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟑:𝟔)𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬.(𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟐)𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞, 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐝, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠.𝐈𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝’𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞’𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐲𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝.𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 (𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝟏𝟓:𝟔). 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 (𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟒:𝟏-𝟑):𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐡? 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐟 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬, 𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝. 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲? “𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬.”𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞, 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝. 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥’𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦’𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝟏𝟓:𝟔) 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝟏𝟒 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝. 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥’𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝟏𝟓:𝟔, 𝐀𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 “𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤” 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟒 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐢𝐝. 𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 (𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝟐:𝟏𝟔).𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐆𝐨𝐝'𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡, 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬.𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐨𝐝'𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐭. (𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝟏:𝟐𝟐)  “𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐲𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲, 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬.”𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐚
Pete Amen Faith is released and put into action by speaking what you believe with your mouth.

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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) I'll add this to the share Dad (James 1:22) “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” 6 days ago
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(Mat 7:1-2) A summary statement on passing judgment upon others.

"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be...
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(Mat 7:1-2) A summary statement on passing judgment upon others."Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."a. Judge not, that you be not judged: Here Jesus moved to another idea in the Sermon on the Mount. He had primarily dealt with themes connected with the interior spiritual life (attitudes in giving, prayer, fasting, materialism, and anxiety over material things). Now He touches on an important theme related to the way we think of and treat others.i. We remember that Jesus called for a righteousness that was greater than that of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20). In the way some people think, the way to make one's self more righteous is to be more judgmental of others. Jesus here rebuked that kind of thinking.b. Judge not, that you be not judged: With this command Jesus warned against passing judgment upon others, because when we do so we will be judged in a similar manner.i. Among those who seem to know nothing of the Bible, this is the verse that seems to be most popular. Yet most the people who quote this verse don't understand what Jesus said. They seem to think (or hope) that Jesus commanded a universal acceptance of any lifestyle or teaching.ii. Just a little later in this same sermon (Matthew 7:15-16), Jesus commanded us to know ourselves and others by the fruit of their life, and some sort of assessment is necessary for that. The Christian is called to show unconditional love. But the Christian is not called to unconditional approval. We really can love people who do things that should not be approved of.iii. So while this does not prohibit examining the lives of others, it certainly prohibits doing in the spirit it is often done. An example of unjust judgment was the disciples' condemnation of the woman who came to anoint the feet of Jesus with oil (Matthew 26:6-13). They thought she was wasting something; Jesus said she had done a good work that would always be remembered. They had a rash, harsh, unjust judgment.- We break this command when we think the worst of others.- We break this command when we only speak to others of their faults.- We break this command when we judge an entire life only by its worst moments.- We break this command when we judge the hidden motives of others.- We break this command when we judge others without considering ourselves in their same circumstances.- We break this command when we judge others without being mindful that we ourselves will be judged.c. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged: Jesus did not prohibit the judgment of others. He only requires that our judgment be completely fair, and that we only judge others by a standard we would also like to be judged by.i. When our judgment in regard to others is wrong, it is often not because we judge according to a standard but because we are hypocritical in the application of that standard - we ignore the standard in our own life. It is common to judge others by one standard and ourselves by another standard - being far more generous to ourselves than others.d. With the measure you use, it will be measured back to you: This is the principle upon which Jesus built the command, "Judge not, that you be not judged." God will measure unto us according to the same measure we use for others. This is a powerful motivation for us to be generous with love, forgiveness, and goodness to others. If we want more of those things from God, we should give more of them to others.i. According to the teaching of some rabbis in Jesus' time, God had two measures that He used to judge people. One was a measure of justice and the other was a measure of mercy. Which ever measure you want God to use with you, you should use that same measure with others.ii. We should only judge another's behavior when we are mindful of the fact that we ourselves will be judged, and we should consider how we would want to be judged.http://www.disciplesoftruth.net – Isreal – USA – UK
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(Mat 6:34) A conclusion with common sense.

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the...
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(Mat 6:34) A conclusion with common sense."Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."a. Do not worry about tomorrow: If you must worry, worry only for the things of today. Most of our worry is over things that we have absolutely no control over anyway, and is therefore foolish as well as harmful.b. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble: Jesus reminds us of the importance of living for the present day. It isn't wrong to remember the past or plan for the future; to some degree both of those are good. Yet it is easy to become too focused on either the past or the future and to let the day and its own trouble be ignored. God wants us to remember the past, plan for the future, but live in the present.Begin with Matthew Chapter 7 tomorrow.
Baltasar Amen... 2 weeks ago
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Tadashi Let God deal with it all live in the moment. 2 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen Tadashi eitherway it will come to pass if its meant to be 2 weeks ago
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(Mat 6:31-32) You have a heavenly Father that knows your needs.

"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or...
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(Mat 6:31-32) You have a heavenly Father that knows your needs."Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things."a. Therefore do not worry: We are invited to know a freedom from the worry and anxiety that comes from undue concern about material things. We can reflect the same kind of heart that Matthew Henry showed when he said the following after being robbed:Lord, I thank You:That I have never been robbed before.That although they took my money, they spared my life.That although they took everything, it wasn't very much.That it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.b. For after all these things the Gentiles seek: Jesus contrasted the life of those who do not know God and are separated from Him with those who do know God and receive His loving care. Those who know God should seek after other things.4. (Mat 6:33) Summary: Put God's kingdom first - He will take care of these things!"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."a. But seek first the kingdom of God: This must be the rule of our life when ordering our priorities. Yet it is wrong to think that this is just another priority to fit onto our list of priorities - and to put at the top. Instead, in everything we do, we seek first the kingdom of God.i. For example, we rarely have to choose between honoring God and loving our wives or being good workers. We honor God and seek first the kingdom of God by being good husbands and good workers.ii. We should also remember this statement in its immediate context. Jesus reminds us that our physical well-being is not a worthy object to devote our lives unto. If you think it is worthy then your god is mammon, your life is cursed with worry, and you live life too much like an animal, concerned mostly with physical needs.iii. Jesus didn't just tell them to stop worrying; He told them to replace worry with a concern for the kingdom of God. A habit or a passion can only be given up for a greater habit or passion.iv. "What this verse demands is, therefore, a commitment to find and to do the will of God, to ally oneself totally with his purpose. And this commitment must come first." b. And all these things shall be added to you: If you put God's kingdom first, and do not think that your physical-well being is a worthy object to live your life for, you then may enjoy all these things. He promises heavenly treasure, rest in divine provision, and fulfillment of God's highest purpose for man - fellowship with Him, and being part of His kingdom.i. This choice - to seek first the kingdom of God - is the fundamental choice everyone makes when they first repent and are converted. Yet every day after that, our Christian life will either reinforce that decision or deny it.
Joanna Amen. He always provides even when we think he is not. What we want is sometimes different than what we want. He is also protecting us. 2 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen Joanna He is faithful and Just, we must trust He knows whats best for us 2 weeks ago
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Athalia Amen. 2 weeks ago
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Pete Love that bit " work out your own salvation " no excuses in that is there 2 weeks ago
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(Mat 6:26-30) Example and arguments against worry.

"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your...
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(Mat 6:26-30) Example and arguments against worry."Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"a. Look at the birds of the air … your heavenly Father feeds them: The birds are provided for by God, and if He takes care of them. Therefore, we should expect that God will take care of us.i. Yet take careful note: the birds don't worry, but they do work. Birds don't just sit with open mouths, expecting God to fill them.ii. "This argument presupposed a biblical cosmology without which faith makes no sense. God is so sovereign over the universe that event the feeding of a wren falls within his concern." b. Are you not of more value than they? The worry many people have over the material things of life is rooted in a low understanding of their value before God. They don't comprehend how much He loves and cares for them.c. Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? Worry accomplishes nothing; we can add nothing to our lives by worrying. There may be greater sins than worry, but there are none more self-defeating and useless.i. Can add: The ancient Greek may mean adding to life instead of adding to height, but the thought is the same. Indeed, instead of adding to our life, we can actually harm ourselves through worry. Stress is one of the great contributors to disease and poor health.d. If God so clothes the grass of the field: God even takes care of the grass of the field, so He will certainly take care of you. We are confident of the power and care of a loving heavenly Father.i. You of little faith: " 'Little faith' is not a little fault; for it greatly wrongs the Lord, and sadly grieves the fretful mind. To think the Lord who clothes the lilies will leave his own children naked is shameful. O little faith, learn better manners!"
Adara He loves us and will always take care of us. I needed to be reminded of this tonight. Thank you.... 2 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen Adara Your welcome (Psalms 37:25) I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 2 weeks ago
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1. (Mat 6:25) Therefore: because the Kingdom of God is so greatly superior to earthly pursuits, it deserves our attention.

"Therefore I say to you, do not...
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1. (Mat 6:25) Therefore: because the Kingdom of God is so greatly superior to earthly pursuits, it deserves our attention."Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"a. Do not worry about your life: We should not get tangled up worrying about the things of this world, because our life is more than those things.i. "You can be as unfaithful to God through care as well as through covetousness." ii. What you will eat or what you will drink … what you will put on: "These three inquiries engross the whole attention of those who are living without God in the world. The belly and back of a world-ling are his compound god; and these he worships in the lust of the flesh, in the lust of the eye, and in the pride of life." iii. Perhaps Adam Clarke would add in our own age, "What you will do to entertain yourself."b. Do not worry: There is a difference between a godly sense of responsibility and an ungodly, un-trusting worry. However, an ungodly, un-trusting sense of worry usually masquerades as responsibility.i. "You cannot say that Jesus Christ ever troubled his head about what he should eat, or what he should drink; his meat and his drink consisted in doing his Father's will." ii. We are to be concerned with the right things; the ultimate issues of life - and we then leave the management (and the worry) over material things with our heavenly Father.c. Is not life more than food: The worry Jesus spoke of debases man to the level of an animal who is merely concerned with physical needs. Your life is more, and you have eternal matters to pursue.
Tavish We are to strive for the treasures in heaven not here. I have learned that the past few years! Good share my sister. 3 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Your the only one who's read it Brother Tavish its been soooooooo quiet on here? I pray you are well Brother? You've all been missed for sure 3 weeks ago
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𝟑. (𝐌𝐚𝐭 𝟔:𝟐𝟒) 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬.

"𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬; 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫. 𝐘𝐨𝐮...
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𝟑. (𝐌𝐚𝐭 𝟔:𝟐𝟒) 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬."𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬; 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧."𝐚. 𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬: 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬. 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬.𝐢. 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝. 𝐈𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧'𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞. 𝐀𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐚𝐚𝐥. 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐁𝐚𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐝. 𝐓𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫.𝐢𝐢. "𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭." (𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐞)𝐢𝐢𝐢. 𝐈𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝: 𝐃𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮.𝐛. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧: 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧. 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐝. 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 "𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞; 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬." (𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞) 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦, 𝐨𝐫 "𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝." (𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐞)𝐢. 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐉𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬, 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝟑:𝟗 𝐚𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲 𝟔:𝟓 𝐚𝐬 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 … 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝'𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐬.𝐢𝐢. 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐥𝐲, 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞. 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠? 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐞: 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬, 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟: 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐝.𝐢𝐢𝐢. 𝐎𝐧 𝐚 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝟏𝟗𝟗𝟎, 𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞. 𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭, 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 $𝟏𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝. 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 - 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐝.𝐢𝐯. 𝐀 𝟏𝟗𝟗𝟐 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞, 𝐚 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫, 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐮𝐬𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬, 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐱 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟. "𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐮𝐬𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝 … 𝐈𝐟 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚 $𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐀𝐧𝐧 𝐓𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐨𝐫, 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭. 𝐒𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐞," 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬. 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐮𝐬𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬, 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦. "𝐈 𝐝𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐫. 𝐈𝐟 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐀, 𝐡𝐞'𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞."𝐯. 𝐖𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 (𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬); 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞.𝐂. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬: 𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬
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2. (Mat 6:22-23) The choice between two visions.

"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of...
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2. (Mat 6:22-23) The choice between two visions."The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"a. The lamp of the body is the eye: Simply, the idea is that "light" comes into the body through eye. If our eyes were blind, we would live in a "dark" world.b. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light: The idea behind having a good eye is either being generous or being single-minded. Both principles apply to the disciple's attitude towards material things.i. "There seems to be a deliberate double-entendre here, with haplous taking up not only the theme of undivided loyalty but also that of detachment from material concern, hence of generosity." ii. Being generous brings light to our lives. We are happier and more content when we have God's heart of generosity. But if we are not generous, it is as if your whole body will be full of darkness. Our selfish, miserly ways cast darkness over everything that we think or do.iii. Being single-minded brings light to our lives, and we are also happier and more content when we focus on the kingdom of God and His righteousness, knowing that all the material things will be added to us (Matthew 6:33). But when we are double-minded, it is as if your whole body is full of darkness. We try to live for two masters at the same time, and it puts a dark shadow over everything in our life.c. Full of light … full of darkness: In any case, Jesus tells us that either our eye is directed at heavenly things (and therefore full of light) or it is directed at earthly things (and therefore full of darkness).i. "An evil eye was a phrase in use, among the ancient Jews, to denote an envious, covetous man or disposition; a man who repined at his neighbour's prosperity, loved his own money, and would do nothing in the way of charity for God's sake." d. How great is that darkness: Building on the analogy of the eye, Jesus reminds us that if we are blind in our eyes, the whole body is blind. The darkness is then great in our whole body. In the same way, our attitude towards material treasure will either bring great light or great darkness to our lives.i. Often a materialistic, miserly, selfish Christian justifies their sin by saying "It's just one area of my life." But even as the darkness of the eye affects everything in the body, so a wrong attitude towards material things brings darkness to our whole being.
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(Mat 6:19-21) The choice between two treasures.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves...
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(Mat 6:19-21) The choice between two treasures."Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."a. Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth: The ancient Greek more literally says do not treasure for yourself treasures on earth. The idea is that earthly treasure is temporary and fading away (where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal), but heavenly treasure is secure.i. The issue isn't that earthly treasures are intrinsically bad; but they are of no ultimate value either. If this is the case, then it is wrong for the disciple of Jesus to dedicate their lives to continually expanding their earthly treasures.ii. To lay up for yourselves treasure on earth is also to doom yourself to a life of frustration and emptiness. Regarding material things, the secret to happiness is not more, it is contentment. In a 1992 survey, people were asked how much money they would have to make to have "the American dream." Those who earn $25,000 or less a year thought they would need around $54,000. Those in the $100,000 annual income bracket said that they could buy the dream for an average of $192,000 a year. These figures indicate that we typically think we would have to have double our income in order to find the good life. But the Apostle Paul had the right idea in 1 Timothy 6:6: Now godliness with contentment is great gain.iii. "The Master does not say it is wrong to possess earthly treasure. He does say it is wrong to lay it up for self. We are to hold it as stewards." b. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven: In contrast, heavenly treasures are everlasting and incorruptible. Treasures in heaven give enjoyment now, in the contentment and sense of well-being that comes from being a giver. But their ultimate enjoyment comes on the other side of eternity.i. It has been wisely observed that a moving truck full of possessions never follows a hearse. Everything one might take with them to the world beyond is left behind. The pharaohs of Egypt were buried with gold and treasures to take into the afterlife, but they left it all behind. Even further, though gold is a precious thing on earth God uses it to pave the streets of heaven.ii. Jesus once told a parable that has troubled some. In Luke 16:1-14, He spoke of a dishonest manager, who was about to be called to account. Knowing he would be fired, he began to settle accounts with his master's debtors at terms favourable to the debtors, so they would treat him kindly when the master fired him. The master ended up complimenting the manager for his shrewd tactics (presumably before he fired him). This dishonest manager was praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew he would be called to account for his life and he took it seriously. Second, he took advantage of his present position to arrange a comfortable future - and we can use our material resources right now for eternal good - even though we can't bring them with us.iii. Our material treasures will not pass from this life to the next; but the good that has been done for the kingdom of God through the use of our treasures lasts for eternity, and the work God does in us through faithful giving will last for eternity.c. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also: Jesus drew the conclusion that you can only have your treasure (and your heart) in one place; we can't store up treasure on earth and on heaven at the same time.i. "It is not so much the disciple's wealth that Jesus is concerned with as his loyalty. As Matthew 6:24 will make explicit, materialism is in direct conflict with loyalty to God."
Pete Amen!!! Or I could look after it for you -- I,ll make sure you get there safely 4 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Why.......Thankyou Pete thats very gracious of you 4 weeks ago
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Sermon on False Teachers

*SPIRITUAL PATRIOTS #2

(Studies in Jude)

INTRODUCTION:

A. In a previous lesson we discussed:

1. How Christians are soldiers of...
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Shachna Very good teaching learned a lot on this. 1 month ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) I will start sharing these again Shachna, I have had a break from them but will start again 1 month ago
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Sabella I learned a lot too, printed this one. 2 weeks ago
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2. (Mat 5:4) The godly reaction to poverty of spirit: mourning.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

a. Blessed are those who...
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The Beatitudes of Matthew 5 the character of kingdom citizens.

The first portion of the Sermon on the Mount is known as the Beatitudes, which means...
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1. (Mat 5:1) Jesus prepares to teach His disciples.

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to...
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2. (Mat 4:17) A general description of the message of Jesus.

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at...
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John 8:32 Sermon | The Truth Shall Make You Free!

Introduction: John 8:31-32 …the truth shall make you free!

1. John 8:31-32. Spoken to men in...
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