Hebrews 12:5-6 quotes Proverbs 3:11-12 in describing this responsibility and act of love that the Lord imparts. This passage specifies that the children God receives as His own are disciplined. Those who are without discipline could be cast off for they are not like sons of God. Children grow in obedience and righteousness when they are chastised, which draws them to holiness. Additional benefits received is the love and compassion of a father, from the heavenly Father as stated in 1 John 3:1, “Behold what manner of love the Father hat bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore, the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” He provides everyday needs (Matthew 6:32) and bestows the privilege in heaven of being a part of His kingdom (Revelation 2:26-27.
I believe He is who He said He is, the great I AM, the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. What we believe determines the outcome of our lives. What we believe will convict us and guide us throughout the rest of our earthly days. John 11:40 “Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” There are many people out there trying to make you believe their “truth”, but guard your heart against wolves in sheep’s clothing and believe only the real truth of God and then you will see His glory. What you believe has everything to do with who you are and what you will do with your life.
The unforeseen plan set by God examines the faithfulness of the people as they rely only on their trust in God’s promise of delivering justice to their oppressors. Habakkuk express concern for Yahweh’s faithfulness towards the righteous whereas Yahweh attempts to distinguish
The cruelties that occurred during the capture of Rome were in agreement with the convention of war, but the acts of mercy were the result of the influence of the name of Christ. In effect, City of God is a challenge to human society to choose which city it wishes to be a part of, and Augustine sees his task as clearly marking out the parameters of each choice. Augustine concludes that the purpose of history is to show the unfolding of God’s plan, which involves fostering the City of Heaven and filling it with worthy citizens. For this purpose, God initiated all of creation itself. In such a grand plan, the fall of Rome is insignificant.
We can always refer back to the Christians during this time for guidance. Marcus is the perfect representation of new Christians or people who are experiencing confusion. Although in the end we discover that he is a protagonist, in the beginning marcus was perceived to be a selfish man. He originally judge Lygia for believing in what he thought was nonsense. An specific example would be when Lygia mentions God being in her heart and Marcus telling her to replace God with him.
Obedience is essential because, “all right knowledge of God is born of obedience” and obedience must be included in love. According to Calvin, piety is, “reverence joined with love of God which the knowledge of his benefits induces.” And, he goes on to say, pious men do not think up ideas about God and what he is or is not, they just listen to what God tells them. This is a kind of knowledge of God. From this, Calvin starts to get into his argument about the knowledge of God concerning the Seed of Religion. “Men of sound judgment will always be sure that a sense of divinity which can never be effaced is engraved upon men 's minds.” In this as well is Calvin’s argument for humans having an innate sense of divinity which goes along with the seed of religion.
 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,  and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, Paul was chosen by God. His Job was to bring what God had shown him and make it known to everyone. I believe that Paul would reflect on his past and remember that he was only deserving of God’s wrath. He believes that he was not wordy to be a Child of God, and he was just grateful that he was save, but more grateful to be called and apostle. We are taught that Apostle speaks for God so when we read the book of Ephesians we are reading God’s words.
First the word “faith” refers to someone 's ability to believe having commitment and trust. Paul presents early that his master is Jesus Christ, his office as an apostle, and his purpose is to proclaim the gospel of God. Further, he is able to summarize that he has come to call from all of the Gentiles to the obedience of faith. (Rom 1:5) This faith (Greek pistis) is the foundation for the obedience. If genuine, the believer will have obedience as the outcome but that obedience must also be accompanied by that faith.
Neither does anybody else, okay? We 're all just winging it, you know? The good news is, you 're feeling stuff. And you 've got to hold on to that.” Mason, and everyone around him, goes through life hoping that maybe if they search enough they can find lasting happiness, or leave an impact on the world. However, in Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives the human race His final command, ““Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
However, Christians are called and compelled to submit to authority, but it is a voluntary response out of obedience to God’s Word. Romans were forced to submit to the state because the gods controlled their fate. Therefore, a Christian’s duty to the state stems from a commitment to the Lord, not out of compliance to fate. Aeneas showed this dedication to fate and to the gods before he recounts his time in the underworld he says to the gods, “May it be right, and fitting, by your will,/ That I describe the deep world sunk in darkness/ Under the earth” ( Virgil 6.4-6). It was of utmost importance to the Romans to be loyal to the gods and submit to the state as a result of this.