Monday, May 18, 2015
People. See this book I am holding up? It is a Bible. This book is a lens, so to speak, from which we view the world.
We all have view points we use as lens to interpret things around us and things happening to us.
Only this one book gives us a view of the world and the activity around us that is pleasing to God.
If you are a Christian you are obligated to study the Bible to understand God's will for your life. And we are all existing according to God's will but not all are doing the will.
There are principles in this book that must govern our lives. We don't have to fully undertstand or fully like what it teaches us.
When I write it is the exact words of God and tell us what HE wants to say to us I am not saying it is a book of suggestions. It claims to be the Word of God and invites you to let it rule and guide every aspect of your life. Since it is authoritative it possesses the right to direct our life.
God's way is far above ours. You can only find out what god's ways are by reading and studying and allowing this book to mold you. This is why I write and post so much on Bible study techniques.
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Sunday, May 3, 2015
You hear people tell you this-- be angry and sin not.
Anger. It is narcissistic. All about your own rights.
Do we have the right to be angry?
Looking to the Bible to see what it says about the issue, I can not find a right.
All I find is that we are to forgive when people wrong us. To forgive we have to give up or forfeit our right to anger-- or even to be offended.
Talk about offense.. we have offended God who created us to be with Him forever, but Adam, who I believe was our first parent and stood as a representative of all his offspring to come, disobeyed God.
Talk about offense. If anyone was offended it was God. He created something and gave it the ability to make decisions and it made the wrong choice.
In anger, God could have wiped out mankind. He, not having sinned, would be the only one who had the right to anger. He would have been righteous. He almost did it during Noah's day. remember?
The Bible tells us there is none righteous.
Therefore, we have no rights.
I submit that we have no right to anger...ever.
God is allowed anger. When we get angry we stand as guilty as the one we are angry at. God is sinless. He alone is perfect. His character allows for judgement. Anger is judgement.
Face it, God loves us and thinks we are special. But we are not God,
Yes, you say, but Jesus got angry. Yes, Jesus also is the God/man. He alone could be angry and sin not. Which is another quote people throw around.
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