when things are going well for you,
and when trouble comes,
just remember: God sends both
happiness and trouble; you never know
what is going to happen next.
Some saying of Jesus.
when the Pharisees heard all this,
they sneered at Jesus,because they loved money.(15) Jesus said to them,
"You are the ones who make yourself look right in other people's sight, but God knows your hearts.
For the things that are considered of great value by human beings are worth nothing in God's sight.
you can find this words in this scriptures also,
Jesus said to his disciples,
" Things that make people fall into sin are bound to happen, but how terrible for the one who makes them happen!
It would be better for him if a large millstone were tied around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch out what you do!
"If your brother sins,rebuke him,and if he repents,forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in one day,and each time he comes to you saying,'I repent,' you must forgive him."
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what is Giving......
Generous giving from Heart Touches God.........
2 cor 9:6-15
giving it is to be an individual matter that
is settled in the privacy of one's own heart
Each, Paul says,
Should give what he has decided in his
heart to give.
Each is placed first for emphasize.
" how much? " is a question that each person must answer her/himself.
And it is never to be determined by how much the "church" is contributing.
giving requires resolve. The text Read
what he has decided ( literally, " as each has purposed ") the verb " proairemai"
found only here in the New Testament,
means to choose "deliberately" or to make up one's own mind about something.
" Thirdly "
giving is to be a private, not a public decision.
It is to be decided in the heart.
It is an unfortunate reality that some
Christians will give only if there is some of public acclaimed or recognition involved and honored publicly.
The real reason to give is because one
cannot help but give......
This desire is in fact to give the way
God gave, He gave freely, because of love, He gave His only begotten Son.
It is God Almighty who provides the
means to be generous. This same thought is found in proverbial form in the Teachings of Jesus: freely you have received, freely give( matt 10:8)
The order here is important. It is only as we have freely received that we can in turn, free give.
This is a very difficult notion for
for the desire in our world too often is to get-get-get and buy-buy-buy. An attitude of contentment like Paul's presupposes trust and confidence in God to provide for our basic needs.
I hope this understanding of God's will liberaty from false teachings.
what does proverbs 3:5-6 means in the bible.....?
Trusting in God with all your heart means that you have meditated on his ways as found in the bible including the many promise he has made and kept throughout time and you believe he will keep his word and never lie.
you have seen in the bible of the many examples of his loving care and you trust completely in his ability to care for your needs.(Psalms 62:8)
Do not lean upon your own understanding, this means that if you do the above, trust in God with all your heart, you do not turn around and try to figure out for yourself what is right or wrong.
If you don't understand a certain biblical command or principles or even you disagree with it.
you are resolved to obey God and either do research on it so you might better understand it or you wait for it to be more fully explained..
when you pray, do not use a lot
of meaningless words,as the pagans do, who think that their gods will hear them because their prayers are long.
Do not be like them. your father already knows what you need before you ask him(Matt 6:7-8)
No one can be a slave of two masters, he will hate one and love the other, he will be loyal to one and despise the other. you cannot serve both God and money.(Matt 6:24)
This is why I tell you not to be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, 0r about the clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? and isn't the body worth more than clothes?
Look at the birds, they do not sow seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns, yet your father in Heaven take care of them. Aren't you worth much more than birds?
can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it..
so do not start worrying!
where will my food come from?
or my drink? or my clothes?(these are the things the pagans are always concerned about)
you father in Heaven knows that you need all these things.
Instead, be concerned above everything else with the kingdom of God and with what He requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.
so do not worry about tomorrow, it will have enough worries of it's own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.
fools say to themselves,
"There is no God."
They are all corrupt,
and they have done terrible things;
there is no one who does what is right.
God looks down from heaven at
the human race
to see if there are any who are wise,
any who worship him.
But they have all turned away;
they are all equally bad.
Not one of them does what is right,
not a single one.
Don't they know? " God asks.
"Are these evildoers ignorant?
They live by robbing my people,
and they never pray to me."
But then they will be terrified,
as they have never been before,
for God will scatter the bones of the
enemies of his people.
God has rejected them,
and so Israel will totally defeat them.
How I pray that victory
will come to Israel from Zion!
How happy the people of Israel will be
when God makes them prosperous
you can find this in (ps 14)