The Revealing of Hearts

God’s Secret: Disclosing God’s Hidden Truths of the Bible

Chapter: Man Of Sorrows (Pages 46-50…)

 

READ Matthew 5:44-46: “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”

READ Romans 10:8-13:

But what does it say? “The word is near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile- the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

 

READ Philippians 1:6:

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ {right up to the time of His return}, developing {that good work} and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

 

READ Ephesians 2:10:

For we are God’s (own) handiwork (His work- manship), recreated in Christ Jesus, {born anew} that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us {taking paths which He prepared ahead of time}, that we should walk in them {living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live}.

DEVOTIONAL

Knowing that we build strength through perseverance is the key to overcoming persecution. We are to be strongholds for one another—not tear each other down, but instead build each other up. However, when you find a brother or sister acting in ways that are not pleasing to God, you must point out where they can eliminate possibility for severe consequences. In the end, it is between you and God. We will answer for all that we have done on this earth and God will judge us according to our hearts and wills for His truth. It is important to know that with God all things are possible, but it is also important to know that there are two sides to God. God corrects those whom he loves, and He understands the invisible battle. The way that I look at it, who is one that attempts to destroy or confuse the Son Of Man, or ANY child of God? Life is a test. God allows for certain things to happen in order for hearts to be revealed. Symbolism is key to understanding God’s Word. Reading books on symbolism helps us to realize people’s motives. We should clothe ourselves with Godly images. Images can be defined many different ways and are very important in the Bible. If you remember anything, remember that God’s image is what we seek.

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