Because we do not know what we are worth.
Imagine if you inherited 100 million dollars, but never claimed it.
We are heirs with Christ, and God’s promises our are inheritances. He has given us Manna from heaven – Jesus, and fills us with His Holy Spirit.
And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Act 13:52
KJ21Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I am going to try this for my New Years resolution. Interested to see what happens. I’ve noted the world prefers we focus on fear, worry, and depressing things.
So much of the church body sits at home each Sunday morning because the Eye has said to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the Ear has said, Because I am not an Eye I don’t belong to the body.
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,” Matt 24:12
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 GNB
Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts. In the same way, all of us, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free, have been baptized into the one body by the same Spirit, and we have all been given the one Spirit to drink. For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts. If the foot were to say, “Because I am not a hand, I don’t belong to the body,” that would not keep it from being a part of the body. And if the ear were to say, “Because I am not an eye, I don’t belong to the body,” that would not keep it from being a part of the body. If the whole body were just an eye, how could it hear? And if it were only an ear, how could it smell? As it is, however, God put every different part in the body just as he wanted it to be. There would not be a body if it were all only one part! As it is, there are many parts but one body. So then, the eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” Nor can the head say to the feet, “Well, I don’t need you!” On the contrary, we cannot do without the parts of the body that seem to be weaker; and those parts that we think aren’t worth very much are the ones which we treat with greater care; while the parts of the body which don’t look very nice are treated with special modesty, which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honour to those parts that need it. And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness. All of you are Christ’s body, and each one is a part of it.
“Birds of a feather flock together.”
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify. Prov 29:24
Which gave me some relief at the time, but apparently someone failed to mention that to him.
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 15:56-57
If you’re going to demand perfection from someone, don’t act surprised when it is demand back.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:39
Do you think “yes men” when confronted with Truth are more apt to submit to it or double down and attack the Character of the one revealing it?
He’s just a child; What does he know? Evan as the naked truth is standing right in front of them.
I like to study about narcissism. I find the enemy and narcissist have a lot in common. Mostly because they are both delusional and they need you to submit and support their delusional world. But one major problem this causes is we ended up submitting to their lies which are often contrary to God‘s Word. You are who God says you are and you have what God says you have in and through Jesus Christ!
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32