From what it sounds like, the Lord is separating you from the world. Count it all joy my brother. Always remember this about the Lord who preceded you- Isiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. So it's no surprise that his saints would experience the same as him. For we are being conformed into his image unto sanctification daily as we walked with him. I'll tell you what, I'd rather have this than all the "friends" in the world. One things for sure when you experience the new birth... not many others have. And it's heartbreaking when you don't find hardly anyone else with the same joy. But it taught me not to find comfort in the flesh of others.
Jim, I'd say that your taking these verses out of context, but I think you know better. These are the words of a heartbroken Samuel giving them the words of our Lord, who's kingship was being rejected by his people in favor of a man.
Hello Chris Thanks for the laughs. As you may recall, I responded to observers claim that you were going to bring out the "flat earthers". All kidding aside, here is what I "believe"- -to believe, is to have faith in something. -I believe in the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ his son. Who presented himself blameless, a perfect sacrifice unto the Father according to his will. To gather together his children to himself for all time and eternity. Praise his name! -I believe his word, as laid out in his holy bible. -that the earth was created before the sun and moon. - that the stars in heaven were created for signs and seasons for those dwelling on the earth.
Here is what I don't "believe"-
- what the world teaches me according to "Higher Learning". - that the earth is an almost insignificant speck that was formed randomly according to and dependant upon the sun coming first. Which is contrary to his word. And many other things which I don't have the time or space to share at this time.
If we believe in sola scriptura, could we believe something contrary to his word according to what the world teaches? I've never been up there. So who do I "believe"?
I believe in the word of God.
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When an officer of the law tells you to "get on the ground" or "keep your hands where I can see them", and you won't comply, are you not putting yourself in a dangerous position? Is that not lawless? Police are just men and women like us. They have families they want to go home to. We live in uncertain times of lawlessness. We can't paint these situations with a broad brush based on what we see and hear through the media. None of us were present when these situations happened, so we can't draw conclusions. I believe it's irresponsible. Wouldn't you agree?