What was behind the boldness that David had against Goliath? What gave David this boldness? Also, what was behind the “lack of” boldness behind the trained soldiers? David wasn’t a trained soldier, yet he had boldness. David had faith in God. He had faith with experience! It is very important that the right faith is behind your boldness, because you can also become bold in a lie!
On the one hand, the law makes people’s lives bearable, humane. On the other hand, the law makes all people sinners and transgressors. It is the law that reveals to the person that there is a force that is stronger than his mind and will, constantly pushing him to transgress the law. A person understands that to live by the law is good. However, to always fulfill the law contrary to desire and want – does not work out. Hence the person experiences pain, shame, and humiliation. He would like to be good, kind, truthful, but great strength and battle with oneself is necessary. And so the question is: with whom does man battle? Against whom does man use great force, and yet still turns out to be defeated?
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Thessalonians 5:23)
“Your whole spirit and soul and body,” says scripture. This shows that man is threefold just as God is three (1 John 5:7). After all, man is created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27).
How very important and vital it is for the believer to understand what this world is! For how can you to get out of something, not knowing what it is? To get out of this world, one must understand what this world is, what it consists of, and how it manifests itself. Great is the darkness of ignorance on this issue among believers! A lot of people consider themselves to be not of this world, that they have come out of this world, when in reality they make up this world and completely live the life of this world! This question is very serious and deep. A person’s life depends on such a question, since the image of this world passes!
“…in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things…” (1 Chronicles 29:17). The decision to live in this world as we know it today is given to no one. We are born into this world without us wanting it. The main reason for our being is: “That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.” (1 Kings 8:60). "And…
With the body of Christ, we died for the law of the letter, that is, for the law of Moses, the Old Testament, which kills and condemns, and it is impossible to be saved by it today. It is written: “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Romans 10:4). If one does not understand this – does not understand the end of the law – they can never be righteous, the law will never allow it!
How many times do we hear, think, or catch ourselves saying: “That’s not fair”?!
A less-productive employee gets a promotion. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better deal on the same item you purchased. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better test score, but didn’t even study. That’s not fair!
You get ill on a vacation trip while the rest of your friends don’t. That’s not fair!
And the list can go on and on! Although you may think you are saying this phrase to yourself or simply sharing with someone else – in reality – this phrase speaks against God!
I have a couple verses to share: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-9 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a…
Today I was taking a walk and noticed the sun, how beautifully it shines, brings light to the whole earth, a wonderful phenomenon - a fireball. It rises and it sets, then again it rises, the day begins, it brings light to everything, everyone experiences it's light and warmth. There is enough light for everyone! How powerful and great it is! No matter where you look - you can marvel how everything works, moves, grows!…