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Forgiveness

When Stephen forgave those who stoned him in Acts 7:60, he may have opened the door to the eventual salvation of some of them. In Matthew 16:19, Jesus said that whatever the apostles bound on earth would be bound in heaven, and whatever they loosed on earth would be loosed in heaven, and in John 20:23 he said “If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” This is the same behavior we see from Jesus on the cross. Perhaps an integral and necessary part of our salvation was his release of us for the sin of crucifying him. Perhaps his declaration that “they know not what they do” wasn’t limited to those who crucified him. Perhaps it was in reference to all sin, for he did bear the sins of the entire world in his body on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). Do we ever really know what we give up when we choose sin over deeper relationship with God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ? Do we ever really comprehend the cost, either in what we lose or in what He suffered? I think not. And while we do know that we are sinning and choosing to sin when we do make that choice, I dare say that we don’t really know the cost, either in our loss or his suffering.

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Life Application Study Bible

God is Enough

Job finally learned that when nothing else was left, he had God, and that was enough. Through suffering, we learn that God is enough for our lives and our future. We must love God regardless of whether he allows blessing or suffering to come to us. Testing is difficult, but the result is often a deeper relationship with God . Those who endure the testing of their faith will experience God’s great rewards in the end.

God alone knew the purpose behind Job’s suffering, and yet he never explained it to Job. In spite of this, Job never gave up on God— even in the midst of suffering. He never placed his hope in his experience, his wisdom, his friends, or his wealth. Job focused on God.

Job showed the kind of trust we are to have. When everything is stripped away , we are to recognize that God is all we ever really had. We should not demand that God explain everything. God gives us himself, but not all the details of his plans. We must remember that this life, with all its pain, is not our final destiny.

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Introduction to Job

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The Nature of the Church

believers in Christ have been showered with God’s kindness ( 1: 3-8 ), chosen for greatness ( 1: 9-12 ), marked with the Holy Spirit ( 1: 13-14 ), filled with the Spirit’s power ( 1: 15-23 ), freed from sin’s curse and bondage ( 2: 1-10 ), and brought near to God ( 2: 11-18).

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Introduction to Ephesians

 

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Unix & Linux

How can I replace a string in a file(s)?

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Joyce Meyer Promises for Your Everyday Life Quotes

December 29, 2018

Every common person can be used mightily by God. You just have to believe He can use you and be daring enough to embrace the goals or vision He puts in your heart. You have been chosen!

Joyce Meyer
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Life Application Study Bible Quotes

December 27, 2018

To accomplish more for the sake of God’s Kingdom, we must pray, persevere, and sacrifice, as did Nehemiah.

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Introduction to Nehemiah
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Joyce Meyer Promises for Your Everyday Life Quotes

December 25, 2018

We must let our light shine, no matter what, as we live our lives doing good in His name.

Joyce Meyer
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Joyce Meyer Promises for Your Everyday Life Quotes

December 21, 2018

Because of His great, wonderful and intense love for us, God poured His life out for us freely. That is revolutionary love, real, revolutionary love that gives itself away because it can never be satisfied doing anything less.

Joyce Meyer
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Joyce Meyer Promises for Your Everyday Life Quotes

December 18, 2018

We need to remember that whatever God asks us to do, it’s always worth any inconvenience or difficulty we face in the process.

Joyce Meyer
Promises for Your Everyday Life