"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
26 That your rejoicing may be more
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
The word for “diligently seek” means: to search out, i.e. (figuratively) investigate, crave, demand, (by Hebraism) worship.
Crave? Don’t you wish we all had the driving desire to be close to the Lord Jesus Christ, insomuch that we persevere and choose to do so, that we intensely yearn to diligently seek Him o
Please read Exodus 14 for the context.
Exodus 14:23-25 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel;
The storms and troubles and pains and trials that BB has experienced have been indicated directly or indirectly in his many posts daily. It seems he is desperately lonely (he can correct this if this is wrong) and has been clinging to the same life-raft for order in his life, and now has been told frequently (in this forum) that he has been placing his trust and his life in the wrong hands, and even promoting what is wrong hoping to get people's approval. Or so it seems. He wants people to
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
The Greek word for “fervent” is used only two times in the NT; the other time it is translated as "without ceasing." Strong's gives this definition: stretched out. Metaphorically, intent, earnestly, assiduously.
A dictionary I have (Funk & Wagnalls) says "assiduous" means devoted, attentive; unremitting, persistent.
"Assiduity" (a different form of the same word): c
I have seen the beauty and depth in Hebrew , where much more Yahweh's Life is Revealed, Present, Conveyed, as the Father in Heaven Reveals to little children. Some things difficult or argued about in English, became perfectly simple truth in Hebrew, when read and God Gave Understanding as His Word Says He Delights To Do.
"The Lord Jesus was sinless and totally righteous. A Chinese proverb says,「義刑於色」Translated, that means, “Righteousness manifested in one's appearance.”"
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With the storms of life from the wuhan experiences the last two years, this has become even more exacerbated as Satan deceived billions in his scheme to destroy believers and unbelievers.
Those who follow Christ do not become yoked with the government(s) or medical forces of the world: Rather, A true Christian Wang Ming-Dao and those faithful with him: “As a citizen, I submit to those who are in power; but as for our faith, we must obey God rather than men.” Lamb’s position was consist