Here is the principle: We reap what we sow, forgiveness notwithstanding. Confessing our sin does not take away the consequences. However, God’s grace means God, in forgiving us, gives us the strength to endure the consequences.
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No really, what would you do for 10 million dollars? Although it’s easier for us to trust in money than in God, much of the time it can bring no lasting satisfaction, only a desire for more.
Seeing the hand of God in your situation may seem impossible when the bottom drops out from your life, but viewing life from a vertical perspective gives you hope and helps you stand firm. No matter what the crisis.
If someone went over your life with a fine-tooth comb, what would he find? As Chuck says, the rewards of a life well-lived never end. They continue from generation to generation.
There is a big difference between prophets and politicians. Politicians act in a way to please their constituents. Prophets act in a way to please God. In the Bible prophets often stood alone. They spoke God’s truth and risked losing their lives for it.
Two principles for a happy marriage: severance and permanence. You must leave your old family for your new one, and you must stick with it.
Pride wants the best of everything, and insists on recognition. Humility, on the other hand, is the most Christlike attitude you can demonstrate. It means being content when others receive the recognition.
It’s so easy to focus on the non-essentials. We can become so preoccupied with the details we completely miss the big picture. Relationships become fractured when we only focus on the small stuff.
In Hebrew, the word “integrity” means an unimpaired condition. Another word is “solid.” A person with integrity is not divided or devious.
Our default is to embrace a horizontal perspective of life, but once we embrace a vertical perspective we acknowledge God’s hand on our lives. God is sovereign, no matter what happens.