Herein highlighted is the fact that man is the most inconsistent being God ever made. This makes inconsistency to be one of the greatest guilt of mankind. Circumstance is one of the greatest determinants of human disposition and attitude to any challenge. The best person can as well become the worst depending on his plight.
Some say survival, actually personal survival is the first law of life. It is natural to strive for survival under any circumstance and God have nothing against it. Jesus commended the acclaimed shrewd manager whose story He told in Luke 16:1-9. God expects that we use our earthly life to secure eternal bliss through living by unwavering faith in Him. The mention of Tamar, Judah’s daughter-in-law, Rahab the Jericho harlot turned member of the commonwealth of God’s chosen people, Israel and Ruth, a Moabitess among the matriarchs of mankind’s Messiah, teaches that adopting personal survival strategies is acceptable as long as they are done with faith in God.
Daddy and Mummy are the first teachers, mentors, and examples available for children to take after. As a result, children are naturally tempted to become addicted to whatever they see their parents do in their childhood and formative years. However, because all humans have their inevitable and inalienable weaknesses, it is punitive for children to imbibe the curious characters and conduct of parents because it would affect the children and, in turn, their own children, as well as the society in general. It is profitable to identify and adopt the commendable character and conduct of parents, as well as abhor and avoid the curious character and conduct of parents.
"Yes" and "No" answers at the same time on the same issue questioned would be considered abnormal. However, we experience it daily. Saul allowed anyone to remove the reproach which Goliath constituted with some promises to whoever does, but when it was time to fulfill the promise, he backed because of the benefiting individual. Abraham loved the excellent services which Eliezer, native of Damascus who was born in his household rendered, but would not accept that it was enough reason for him to become his successor.
This inexhaustible revelation is meant to prompt the reader’s mind to understand issues and particularly people’s actions and profit thereby appropriately. There is mindset and motive behind whatever others say and do to you, and others include whosoever. Background and experiences contribute considerably to mindsets and approach to achieving motive(s).
God has reasons for whatever He allows or approves about whatever happens on earth. Find some of them herein. You could find out why things are the way they are with you and what you could do about them.
The belief that every physical experience has a spiritual undertone reveals that everything is stage-managed in life. Long before Josiah was born, God sent a young prophet from Judah to make it know to King Jeroboam of Israel. And indeed, Josiah lived nearly 257 years later to accomplish the purpose of God. This means that God stage-managed to ensure that Josiah lived to accomplish His assigned purpose. Queen Esther stage-managed her husband, the Emperor, to get rid of Haman the Amalekite, the preserved the lives of her fellow Jews as well as made Mordecai the Prime Minister of the Persian Empire at the expense of Haman. Naomi and Ruth stage-managed Boaz to marry Ruth so that Boaz would continually provide for them. God stage-managed to ensure the Israelites left the Egyptian captivity with enormous wealth. Check out the desirability or otherwise of stage-management of events of life.
Rebellion is abhorred by rulers and Christians and perhaps, everyone, despite the fact that they are all engaged in it, under different guises. Rebellion is an inevitable route God meant for man to arrive the palace of relevance, recognition and respect. Individual mannerisms might differ but all recognized and relevant individuals who have ever lived are rebels or are engaged in rebellion in one form or the other at different times of their lives. Perhaps, ‘no rebellion, no relevance’ – as rebellion has resounding reward. Joseph became relevant because he did not follow in the traditional heritage of shepherd that the Hebrews were famous for in his generation. Jesus became relevant because He made a marked departure from the traditional Jewish religion as it was known at the time. Find out how you can benefit from God-authored and sponsored rebellion to become and remain relevant in your lifetime. There is something seemingly rebellious God planned that you should do to become relevant inevitably in this life and in the life to come.
What is your perspective in this regard?.... I did not ask for this life, or to live. Yet my life is being orchestrated. I had no say in my existence. Yet I'm being told what I must do. Why does my conscience trouble me so when I do wrong, and why does life keep making these demands on me, asking of me so many confounded questions? trying to beat me into a shape of a kind I know not; and do not want; punishing me when I refuse to be molded. Yet when I cry out there is only empty space, no one comes to my rescue.
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