Are there things that move you in this life? Paul knew whatever happened he wouldn’t be moved because he didn’t count his life dear to himself. Even persecution couldn’t move him. II Corinthians 11:22-27 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. […]
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14
Song of Solomon is about the close love between the bridegroom and the bride. It is a parallel to the love of Jesus for his bride (the church). We must forsake all to have the closeness to Jesus that is described here. Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil […]
On 4-1-2008 the Mature Family and Single Adult class considered and discussed the following question: “What are the things that are ruining people’s relationship with God and their ability to have a relationship with him?” and “What can be done about it?” These are a very “broad” questions that could span many areas of people’s lives and their attitudes. During the time of our class the discussion seemed to polarize around four main “themes”:
1. How we think and meditate
2. Being unselfish and willing to practice self-denial
3. Faithfulness – being true to our first love
4. Avoiding worldliness and worldly philosophies
The class started first by considering the hindrances of wrong thinking. Thoughts that we meditate on can be damaging to a relationship.
The class took some time talking about why we need to be unselfish in our relationship and willingly practice self denial. One expressed that most doubts between us and God, are when we focus on ourselves. It is better to think about others. Thinking about ourselves will make us more depressed.
The class expressed that there is a need today for people to grasp hold of what “faithfulness” really means.
The class finished up this discussion by focusing on the worldly ways that you must forsake to be able to have a relationship with God.