Go to our Heavenly Father and apologise and ask Him self-control. When we sin we become miserable any way, have you noticed? When we do not do the will of God we tend to lose focus which makes us miserable. It happens a lot to me when I sin, I feel miserable so do not worry if you fall into sin as long as it makes you miserable the Holy Spirit is always there to uplift us and we will eventually conquer sin as Jesus did but we also have to practice self-control in order to
The poem suggests that this is a result of the hatred of humans and the easiest way to “feed they lion” and make “they lion grow”(Levine 5). It gives off the a tone to the reader that there is war or that there once was war. Levine’s word usage is what gives the poem its unfortunate tone right from the start. Rather than choosing softer language, he starts his poem with words a phrases like “acids of rage” (Levine 3) and
These characters are all very significant throughout because the dreamer is represented as a believer/worshipper, the rood represents the cross, and Christ who died for all our sins. During the poem the rood shows and tells readers everything Christ went through. Religion plays a huge role because the crucifixion of Christ throughout the poem is a modern Christian teaching. In the quote “They drove dark nails into me; the dints of those wounds can still be seen, open marks of malice; but I did not dare maul any of them in return. They mocked both of us.
A Light bulb flashed in my mind. I just randomly opened the Bible two times, and God showed me two Bible verses that helped and encouraged me spiritually. I was so desperate-- I wanted to overcome the fear and depression. God gave me Romans 8:28 and Isaiah 41:10. In Romans 8:28 it said, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” In Isaiah 41:10 it said “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I could feel God’s voice-- soft and pleasant.
The poem was written in a time where God was a major part of every individuals life, many people were Christian and believed in heaven and hell after life and so immediately associating death with religion would be something that was expected. We can find evidence for this when Jonson writes ‘the state he should envie?’ This is referring to the fact that when you die you go to heaven and Jonson is questioning why he is feeling pain, when he knows his son is going to someplace better than where he was. We can see this when he writes ‘ To have so soone scap’d worlds.’ Throughout the poem there is a semantic field of religious imagery with mention of sins and judgement day, ‘on the just day.’ Jonson is seen to have faith in God and is trying to see the good in the situation. In this way death is also presented as something that can be accepted. In On My First Sonne the poem begins with a declaration.
Puritans are a people with a very strong belief in both God and the power of God. When people see power, they interpret it in different ways. Some know of power through anger and impulse, while others see power through the goodness the powerful one shows. Although Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards are both puritan poets, their writings convey mainly different, though sometimes similar, views on God because they have different perceptions of His will and the use of His power. Anne Bradstreet listens to and accepts anything that God wishes, and that is shown through her poem Upon the Burning of my House.
Since the major opposition is coming from the religious base I will approach matters from this perspective. For the religious the love of God is the most sacred topic of contemplation possible to humanity. It must be approached with the greatest reverence and worship of which the human brain is capable. Our terrestrial bounds are with us every day, and are clearly defined by human birth, a span of life perceived and lived in the flesh by the senses, till death supervenes. This contains our physicality, perceptions, and emotions, and we live in love and hate relationships, tarnished and sublime, within the confined human space.
Introduction This passage in Mark 5:21-43 to me primarily captures two essential principles. First, it is a beautiful display of Jesus’ love for us irrespective of our background, social position and our standing before him. Secondly, we see that having faith in Jesus reverses situations that seem to be beyond hope and out of our control. We are able to clearly see two characters whose faith has brought them to Jesus – Jairus, a Jewish synagogue leader and a nameless woman who has been suffering with a bleeding issue for 12 years. They both have a desperate need for healing and are convinced that only Jesus can provide that healing.
All the three stories are different versions of a folktales; therefore they must have themes, main ideas of the literary work. Some of the themes are: love overcomes everything, good wins evil, and evil is punished at the end. Romans 2:6-8 says, “God will repay each person according to what they have done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.” These verses mean that if the person is good in the sight of God and seek God, God will reward them with eternal life, but those who do bad in the sight of the Lord, will be punished.
Readers can easily relate life and Biblical parables. Milton feared that he was not living up to the same expectations that the Bible laid out, because he was ‘light denied.’ However, the Bible constantly reiterates that God does not look at one’s outward appearance, but looks at one from within. The poet chose the best resource possible to make this