'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
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Matthew 7:13-14 King James Version (KJV)
'13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.' Amen. Amen. audio-bible.bible/bible.html
Welcome again, my Friends. Now, in conclusion.
Humbling? The road to 'success', God's way. What did the Apostle Paul say? What, in comparison to 'the Cross' is our attitude? Or, in the words of Job, found at Job 1:20-22, when he had lost his children and property, to wit:
' …20 Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, 21 saying: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.” 22 In all this, Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing.
We find at Philippians 3:7-16, the response and attitude of the Apostle Paul, to wit:
'7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in a Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Are you; am I, here, following Paul’s example?. See at Philippians 3:15, 16 to wit:
'15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.'
Ever remember that 'God resists the proud, but gives more grace to the humble.' [Psalms 138:6; Proverbs 3:34; 29:23; Matthew 23:12; Luke 1:52; 1 Peter 5:5-6; James 4:6-7]
If we are thus, humble, then we are involved in 'accomplishing' through 'faith' and 'obedience', in 'humility', 'the revealed will of command of God', from 'our heart'. We are, 'successful' in the eyes of the One and Only One, God the Father; Jesus Christ, God the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. And that, my Friends, when all is said and done, is what matters.
May His Blessings continue to you! Amen. Amen.
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