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"Comparison is the root of all inferiority"

When we get in trouble, is when we compare ourselves to other people. – Read on Path.

at artist workspace🎨

at artist workspace🎨

Soon to be fried Chicken 😂😊🙈🙉🙊 – View on Path.

– View on Path.

Last Session of PDL Lesson :) – View on Path.

With my sister TABA @ktolentino1216 #sisters #tinyAKI #flashbackfriday (at Bahay-kubo)

You took up Your cross,
gave it all for us,
so that we might know grace
You gave up Your crown,
an act so profound,
we’ll never be the same
We will never be the same
#worship #rehearsal #sunday #musicians

Best pic EVER! 😂😂😂😂😂😛✌️ – View on Path.

Fear of the Lord

my week 6 homework from EBC.

1. How does our culture push us to fear man rather than God?

In our time today, society emphasizes more on individualism rather than God. We can even notice it through our prayers, like, what is the focus of our prayers? The fear of man is something that we do naturally. Since the fall, its human instinct. But, sadly, our hearts have a partner in crime. The world and its sub-biblical assumptions aggravate our tendency to fear or reverence others. The Bible warns that there is a quiet, sub-biblical pattern to the world that begs us to conform to it.(Welch73)

Since our culture has taught us to think individually rather than corporately, we are prone to think about me rather than us.(Welch75) No matter how biblical we think we are, it is impossible to avoid being affected by these assumptions. Worldly presuppositions are in the air we breathe.(Welch75) When you are surrounded by them, you don’t see them.(Welch75) It gets to common and too natural that we are not able to see the it on the normal view. Only when we are one with God with a heart like of God we can be able to distinguish and see the reality that exist in our world.

We need to see that in our battle against being controlled by other people, we are fighting not only our own hearts, but the trends in our culture. (Welch75) With the blurring distinction between father and son, peasant and nobleman, and without clear biblical thinking shaping the new social structure, a new worldview arose that place much more value on individual growth, personal identity, and the immense possibilities of the person without linking it to a submission to divine authority.(Welch76)

Modern culture outline - and our selves. The authority of feelings and the language of spirituality without the content - these are the assumptions of our culture. The quiet revolution has been committed to exalting ourselves and rendering God as less than holy and sovereign. (Welch77)

The supreme interest has become the self. Not God, not you, but me. (Welch78)


Assumptions about our selves:

- we are morally good
Too many Christians never see that self-love comes out of a culture that prizes the individual over the community and then reads that basic principle into the page of scripture. (Welch81)

- emotions are the way to the truth
When feelings become more important than faith, people will become more important, and God will become less important.

- all people are spiritual
We live in a fascinating time.

2. What is the fear of the Lord?

It is written in the Bible many times to fear God. But what does it really mean to fear the Lord? The fear of the Lord is a much misunderstood concept. Coz when we think of fear we think of terror. Terror is our natural and appropriate response. Such fear shrinks back from God. It want to avoid him as much as possible. No one excluded from this fear. Christians or non-Christians.(Welch97) But this is only one end of the fear of the Lord. At the other end of the spectrum is a fear reserved exclusively for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. This fear of the Lord means reverent submission that leads to obedience, and it is interchangeable with “worship,” “rely on,” “trust,” and “hope in.”(welch97)Ultimately, God will have to judge those who do evil and refuse to repent at His loving call. Such people have every reason to dread that day. Yet those who are in Christ are “not appointed to wrath” (I Thessalonians 5:9). Our Lord has redeemed, justified and sanctified them by His Cross and through Baptism. As long as they remain in a state of grace, they are not children of wrath, but regenerate children of God. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1), for Our Savior did away with their eternal punishment. Isaiah 33:6He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.In the book of Psalm and the book of Proverbs it says.Psalm 111:10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.




3. How can we help people grow in the fear of the Lord?

The main problem in our time is that people are too big and God is so small. We must learn to know that our God is more loving and more powerful that we ever imagined. To grow in the knowledge of the Holy God we must find such knowledge beautiful and attractive. We can help a person understand this by walking through the book of proverbs where fear of God is the heart of the book. (Welch113)But there are many scriptures on the fear of the Lord but simply stated it comes down to our heart condition. If we have a heart of gratitude for what Christ has done, and we have come to Him with godly sorrow, wanting to turn from our old ways to Him, then we will be willing to submit to and obey His commands. But if we come to Jesus as a self-help gospel and it’s all about what I want and not about what He desires for my life, there isn’t going to be much reverence for God. Those who walk in the fear of the Lord are going to grow spiritually because they are applying what God’s Word says. They will also reach out to others because they are grateful for what God has done for them and want to share it with others.We need to make them understand that the knowledge of God was the first step in his liberation from the fear of people (Welch120) In order to really help people to see, is that we need for them to realized that it is not about them, and that they need to remove the focus on their selves and put the focus on God.

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If the word speaks to you, don’t fight it, don’t justify yourself, but let it transform you.

Thought via Path

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” – Read on Path.

When did hell become so cool and famous that it’s OK for some people to go there? In fact, some people wish to go there. -_-

#people… they don’t know what they’re asking…
#tooooWORLDLY

#iSoundLikeImRanting

#Sorry