ontext is determined by the size of our faith. Comfort is not the best measure of our blessings. Our blessings are measured by our service to the Gospel and healing we bring to others.
The point in both cases is looking out for the welfare of others. That’s humility. Pride is the virus that makes people think of themselves first, and many times only.
Sometimes if I’m smart, frustration will lead to resolution. But I had to do two things in the right order. Both based on scripture.
Paul was arguably the greatest Evangelist in the history of the church. And certainly, the most prolific New Testament writer. Then how could he also seem to be battling personal sin?
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
The “Law of Sin and Death” relies on us to maintain our own individual morality. So we depend on the flesh controlling the flesh. From the outside that may look successful. But it falls short of perfection, which is the standard under the law.
What happened to wayocross you might ask. I had heart surgery for a leaking heart valve. That was the easy part. The recovery and rehab were the hardest. Also not helped by my attitude. If I felt better I’d finish this post – but I don’t feel better […]
The attached Work Sheets were developed for my own Bible studies. Later more and more sheets were added for prayer. These tools have helped me and others at my church.
The word “meek” implies a gentle and peaceful manner. A person who’s words of truth speak louder than the most boisterous person.