Mankind are revelation receivers, interpreters and worshipers. Only in God and with God’s word, their needs could be satisfied. However, people are often influenced by the things in this world. Moreover, since the Fall, Satan has been working to deceive mankind. That is why people need God’s wisdom to choose to obey God.
And to be more obedient and mindful of our relationship with God and with one another as we continually care, feed and nurture each other, in the ways of Jesus’ life and ministry. The resurrection story is a story of victory over selfishness and pride, over cowardice and denial, over fear and doubt. The power of resurrection is not offered to people who have accepted Jesus’ death, but have not accepted His new life. A certain writer, in his article said, “resurrection life is not just about having your sins forgiven. Our religion is not just sin management.
This is what the word mystery means today. But, that’s not exactly what Paul means by the word mystery here in this text. Paul, uses this word to express something beyond natural knowledge, but has been opened to us by divine revelation through the Holy Spirit. This means that we could not understand it on our own, until God revealed it to us. Colossians 1: 24-27(Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake
We need to copy how Jesus lived; He was pushed many times by wrong teachers and Pharisees but His self-control was just amazing. He knew just what to say to who; He was such amazing leader; and walked with confidence and never allowed the devil to take away what He had. Bust us? Well, we can never live without sin this is how Paul said but what we can do is when we fall into sin we have to be quick in getting things right. Go to our Heavenly Father and apologise and ask Him self-control.
Therefore, many believers imagine any bad or good happening alike is the will of God. God does not want us to unnecessarily suffer. Just as David Heath-Stade said, “…free will was considered to be a self-evident reality of human experience.” He does not wish cancer, strife, poverty, or war.
As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it. Because of this, Christians should also understand that knowledge gained from nature can be true even if it is not outlined in the Bible. As a sinful people discerning God’s truth from nature, it is necessary for there to be a lot of wisdom and self-reflection on the Christian’s part. In understanding psychology and theology, we as Christians must first understand intellectual humility. Entwistle said this about intellectual humility, “Humility as an intellectual virtue involves our recognition of our intellectual abilities and liabilities.
Sacrificing His life shows that He is good and loving beyond any reasonable doubt. God’s creation of the world proves He is all-powerful and the restoration that He will ultimately bring when He returns will only display His glory and power even more. God saves people from the effects of sin; He does not cause suffering and evil in the world. If anyone deserved an answer to the question of why God allows individual suffering, it was Job. Job never received an answer to why, but he did encounter God.
How should we confront injustice? Listen to the words that explain how Jesus confronted injustice. You can give up your bitterness and maintain your sense of justice at the same time. When Jesus was being persecuted, He knew that God would judge justly at the right time and in His perfect way. Jesus said: “I have so much faith in God that I can forgive and live without bitterness.” God says to you and to me this morning: ‘I will take care of the justice issue; you need to be free from bitterness.” Ironically, withholding forgiveness usually inflicts more pain on the one who needs to forgive than on the one who needs to be forgiven.
He was the one who built Churches even to the far off areas and not only established but also administered them with devotion and passion. His determination and tireless efforts took Christianity from Jerusalem to Syria, from Arab to Turkey, from Rome to Greece, and finally from Asia Minor to Palestine. His devotion and hard work towards spreading the teachings of God to all was his key to success. Ample of it must be enlightened as God’s supreme functioning through His chosen man. As Paul educated his devotees, God had assigned to each of His creature numerous favors and actions of reliance (Rom.
3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path. Pr. 3: 5-6 Wisdom is the Principal thing; therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding. Pr.