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God Who Sees

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Genesis 16:13-14 Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”; for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?” 14 Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Our God knows every situation the believer finds himself. He sees every situation and He knows all about each situation past, present and future. He sees.

Are You On The Right Road?

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Are You On The Right Road?

Most of the world are the wrong road that leads to destruction. People around the world are living for their own pleasure and fulfillment. Living this type of life will and has left many in a state of despair. Living solely for the here and now can have massively affects in your life as researchers found.

Case and Deaton argue that deaths of despair relate to what they call “cumulative deprivation,” or the snowballing effect of economic and social instability. That includes several converging trends, ranging from a flattening “return on experience” for wages, meaning that you don’t get financially rewarded for working more years, to the rise of cohabitation rather than marriage for romantic partners — which leads to less stable relationships in the U.S, but interestingly, not in Europe. The opioid crisis compounds this: reportedly half of unemployed men in the U.S. are on some sort of painkiller. Meanwhile, Oxycontin, America’s most popular painkiller, has done a reported $31 billion in sales since launch.”

The only true hope in this world to cure the despair from economic down turns, lack of meaningful relationships, and drugs to reduce emotional pain is Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. He is the way to peace with God and peace within, He is the source of truth about life and all that it entails. Lastly, Jesus is the fountain of real life, not existence. This life that Jesus offers to each is eternal and abundant.

Case and Deaton “How Despair Killed Million Americans

Challenges of Biblical Love

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A challenge to Biblical Love is loving other people while focusing on self. In reality every believer struggles to resist focusing on the themselves. A self-centered person can only meter out drops of love from a dry cistern. When a Christian takes his focus from Jesus who is the perfect fulfillment of 1 Corinthians chapter 13, loving people becomes difficult.

True love comes from a focus on Jesus. When believers focus on Christ, we are able to pour out unselfish amounts of love on the most undeserving person. Each one of us who are declaring to be true disciples of Christ will have to choose unselfish love.