Creation Covenant 1
One thing about living in a sinful, fallen world is that everyone, Christian or not, experiences pain and suffering and disappointment in their life. From adversities at work and home to failed relationships to unfulfilled dreams, life can be filled with sorrow and disappointment. In fact, Jesus assured us of it: “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”). No one is without this vise.
When trying to deal with overcoming disappointments, it is important to keep them in perspective. Even though we cannot eliminate suffering or disappointment on this side of heaven, it can become less intense when viewed from a different perspective. The first thing to keep in mind is this: no amount of suffering or disappointment we experience in this life can ever undo what God has done for us in Christ. Besides reading and understanding Scripture, it is very difficult to have a proper perspective on suffering and disappointment, and these things will rarely make sense to those unacquainted with God’s Word. Neither psychology nor philosophy can offer a sufficient explanation for it. No science or human reasoning can work restoration on the soul; only God can do this (Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness, For His name’s sake. ). The truth is, our trials and disappointments, though we may not like them, they do serve a purpose. It is through trials that we learn patience and humility, endurance and trust—virtues that strengthen us and develop godly character. So know (Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.) it is during the difficult times that we learn to rely on God and experience firsthand the absolute trustworthiness of His Word. God’s power is at its strongest when we are at our most vulnerable and weakest condition.
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
There is no certainty that any of us will wake up tomorrow morning. We are only alive today because of God’s mercy. All of us have sinned and displeased God and deserve to be consumed by His wrath. However, God has made a way of escape from eternal torment. His Son Jesus died as a payment for our sins so that you and I can experience eternal life. This eternal life is available to us as a free gift, but we must meet the conditions for receiving it.
So, If you aren’t living for God today, God has given you another opportunity to repent of your sins and call on His name. If you surrender to Him, He promises to give you eternal life. If you commit your heart and soul to Jesus and believe on Him, you can be assured of eternal happiness when you die.
The dictionary defines an abomination as something worthy of extreme disgust or hatred.
God defines an abomination as all that do unrighteously (Deuteronomy 25:16).
“Sin has an exclusively religious connotation, referring to any act specifically proscribed by religious doctrine.”
“Abominable is closer in tone to abhorrent and loathsome in stressing that something merits severe condemnation and hatred.” So an abomination is a sin that “merits severe condemnation and hatred.”
Proverb 6:16-19 of the Holy Bible, King James Version, states: “These six things doth the LORD hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” The seven are all sins but at the same time, are abominations to God.
Abomination is also used for sin in general (Isaiah 66:3); or an idol (Isaiah 44:19); or adultery (Ezekiel 22:11).
Proverbs 6:16 - 18 lists six things which are also abominations: "haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief."
The word "abomination" is also used in Jewish (and Christian Old Testament) scriptures to refer to homosexual activity (Leviticus 18:22), Leviticus 20:13), idolatry (Deuteronomy 7:25, Deuteronomy 13), cross-dressing (Deuteronomy 22:5), cheating in the market by using rigged weights (Deuteronomy 25:13-19, Proverbs 11:1), and dishonesty (Proverbs 12:22).
It is also used for eating seafood that lacks fins and scales (Levitius 11:11), eating certain birds of prey, including bats (Leviticus 11:12) and all insects (Leviticus 11:23 and 11:41) and other biblically unclean animals (Leviticus 20:25); remarrying the person one previously divorced (Deutoronomy 24:4); telling lies (Proverbs 12:22); being proud in heart (Proverbs 16:5); justifying the wicked (Proverbs 17:15); and cheating in business (Proverbs 20:10 and Proverbs 20:23).
When we are lonely, we nee an understanding friend. Jesus is the one who "sticks closer than a brother." When we are lonely, we need strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other--Jesus is the One "who strengthens me." When we are lonely, we need to lift our eyes off ourselves. Jesus, the "Author and Finisher" of the life of faith, invites us to fix our eyes on Him. He is a Specialist when the anguish is deep.
Looking unto Jesus,, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2 NKJV
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