He is the only way. He gives us a purpose and value in our life and will keep us forever satisfied when we choose him. If the author of Ecclesiastes turned directly to the Lord, he wouldn’t have experienced such depression in his life. But now we have a book in the Bible to remind us that God is the only thing we need. Yes, life is futile.
13.4-8) The passage reminds, or rather tells, the reader what love should be and what attributes love has. What could strike the reader as most important is the fact that, according to Paul, love bares all, believes, all, hopes all, and endures all. This shows that according to the New Testament, love is something that endures all, love is everlasting. Love is not something that can be turned on like a light
He said that God’s love is too great for a human mind to comprehend. He talked about how there is no sin greater than God’s love and that He should not be feared for as long as they repent their sins, they will be forgiven: “…If only your penitence fail not, God will forgive all. There is no sin, and there can be no sin on all the earth, which the Lord will not forgive to the truly repentant! Man cannot commit a sin so great as to exhaust the infinite love of God. Can there be a sin which could exceed the love of God?
They are responsible for themselves and only themselves. The whole psychology of it, the strengthening of religion in hardship isn’t totally absurd. It would seem through all the loss involved in situations like the Holocaust or 9/11, that some aspects aren’t completely lost. Perhaps putting all one’s faith in a God could supply help to make it through extremely difficult times. It could help keep people alive as they wait for some sort of redemption or subtle sign that their God is there with them.
Furthermore, God’s energies provide creative nourishment for all beings and extend the healing power of grace. According to Palmas, we as human beings are not required to actively seek out these energies. Rather, these energies (which constitute the actual presence of God) tend to find each individual regardless of whether or not they are actively seeking them. As I spent extensive time pondering Palmas’ idea of divine experience through God’s energies rather than His essence, I found myself challenged by the ostensible abstractness and ambiguity of this teaching. Although I understand the core of Palmas’ argument, I struggle to accept his assertion that the energies of God do not have to be actively pursued.
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (New International Version) This verse means that perseverance comes from the testing of faith. God does not put hard situations in people’s lives for no reason. He puts them there for the person to learn and to grow in their faith. Without this testing, there would be nothing to persevere through, and life would be easy. If person perseveres through their life their life will be complete.
With regard to relationships, Scripture teaches, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together…” (Hebrews 10:24-25a, NASB). Likewise, positive communication is valued in Scripture, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29, NASB). Finally, commitment to justice is connected to one’s relationship with the Father, “But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.” (Hosea, 12:6, NASB). LTL Trucking’s values in current business/organizational literature Literature supports fostering forgiveness in the workplace. The common theme is that perceptions and expectations determine one’s willingness forgive (Okimoto & Wenzel, 2014).
The main ideas of the song “Hall of Fame by: The Script” are to never give up because you can be the greatest, and to be better than the person you were yesterday, in order to reach your full potential. The song puts out a message of going beyond what anybody else can do, even if others tell you it can’t be achieved. It makes reference to God with the line “You could talk to God, go banging on his door.” This suggests that God answers prayers and he will be there in times of trouble. It speaks to me in a way that it shows not only how I value my belief in God, but also the character of persevering and being ready in any difficult situation, that life may decide to throw in your direction.
which means love is unexplainable. Even you can’t write love down in words, it ties into the search of god through love is necessary to survive.
The word of God is the blueprint of our lives. There is nothing that concerns life that is not in the word of God. When we made Jesus our Master, we have allowed Him to determine our lives through His word. In this regard, we need to bring our life in line with the word of God and when we do this, we live in His righteousness. But when we fight against His commandments, we reveal our love for the
Philippians 2:12-14 speaks about this spiritual co-operation between us and God, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing.” I love this scripture as it gives each of us some clear principles for living in Christ. You work out your own salvation. As salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and by obedience we work it out or live it out! It is a responsibility placed upon each believer to decide to obey God’s word and live out this great salvation worked in us by Christ.
1. When Mr. Epstein states that the “charity is a form of justice, to equal out of people around us that which they can 't do for themselves, for reasons which we never really understand. I believe he is explaining how people helps others and share their blessings when they have blessings beyond their needs. In the bible the book of 2 Corinthians 9:8 says that, “And God can give you more blessings than you need. Then you will always have plenty of everything- enough to give to every good work”.
It does not require space to exist. Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is within you. If you empty yourself and transcend materialism, you will stand by the spirit. “Give and it shall be given”, says Christ in the Bible. The Bhagavad-Gita states; “Knowing the fruit of virtue assigned to knowledge of sacred lore, to sacrifices, to penances, and to acts of charity, the man of discipline transcends all this and ascends to the place of pure beginning.”(Gita, 8th teaching pg 83).
Once in a while we tend to obscure the difference amongst "excellence" and "perfectionism." Yet, excellence is the thing that God needs us to seek after, while perfectionism is troublesome to our spiritual well-being. Excellence comes from God. However, when we read the gospel Christ speaks to us with the words, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” This is a troublesome content, most likely, in that it inspires us a nervous confusion. After read it we ask ourselves, “Is perfection feasible for us as individuals living in today’s world?
The reoccurring themes throughout Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians that I have depicted are; God’s unwavering forgiveness, God’s unconditional love, the mystery of God, being saved by grace through faith, and to build people up; not tear them down. In Ephesians, Paul entails that encountering the love of God will immerse us completely with all the wholeness of God. If we are not encountering the completeness of God in our everyday lives, then we are not acquiring God’s love in its entirety. The unconditional overflowing love of God is essential. Displayed through actions are also a byproduct of love.