“So put out of your life every evil thing and every kind of wrong. Then in gentleness accept God’s teaching that is planted in your hearts, which can save you.” – James 1:21
“I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” ❤
Seems people choose to hear truth in selective bites and not the whole balanced meal. They can handle this bite of truth, the dessert for instance, as long as it agrees with their positive self-image they are fighting for. They accept bites of truth as long as they have picked through the entire bite to determine if it interferes with their happy thoughts.
The whole truth balanced meal must be eaten to satisfy. It may be taken in bites but it needs to be eaten entirely to be the most beneficial to your health. Partial meals yield dissatisfaction and inadequacies people try to fill with other junk food.
the Bible contains the whole truth. There are delicious bites of truth in the loving, encouraging words and salvation story for us to be with God forever. But there is also vegetable truth where we have to be humble and obey also. And there is the meat truth that we have to read the Bible and pray continually and put God first. Then there is the bread truth that we need to get together in a church and work through disagreements and work with people.
See, God wants us to have a balanced diet of truth to be healthiest and happy, peaceful and full of joy. ❤
“for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”” ❤
This is the power of the church family united in prayer.❤
Hebrews 10:19. “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20. by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21. and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22. let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25. not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” ❤
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Hebrews 10:35. “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” ❤
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Leviticus 19:17. “‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. 18. “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.”‘ ❤
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The closer we are and remain to thr Lord, the less offenses matter and the more God matters. It is beautiful.😄❤