His truth never changes.
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For instance, I feel things very deeply. At times I am so happy I think I will never be sad again. Other times I am so sad I think I will never be happy again…and still other times I feel almost nothing. This means that no matter how I feel or what I experience, I can choose to depend on the Word of God as the unchanging reality of my life.
I look back on that summer evening and that homework assignment as a turning point in my life. That is the truth. That is where I am right now.
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But, Lord, Your Word says that You love me. Your love for me is one thing that stands when all else has fallen. At other times I have felt afraid or lonely or depressed. But instead I chose with my will to believe His Word.
Even Christ had feelings. He was honest, real, authentic.
We, too, have immeasurable freedom to be candid with the Lord about our feelings, to tell Him honestly where we are and what is going on in our lives. I pray that You would conform me to the image of Christ.
We want the result but not the painful process. The Lord is concerned about what we go through, but I believe He is more concerned about how we respond to what we go through. That response is a matter of our wills. He allows the trials, temptations, and pressures of life to come so that we have the opportunity to respond either by trusting our feelings and life experiences or by taking Him at His word.
I have learned to get into the habit of taking God at His word—and now it is a habit! You and I can either grow accustomed to listening to our feelings, thoughts, and circumstances, letting them control us, or we can be in the habit of taking God at His word despite our feelings and life experiences.
The people around you may appreciate you staying clean, but this is not Scripture. Parents may use this to motivate their kids to clean their rooms. Actually, all of life is more than we can handle.
The sentiment of this makes sense, but if we follow it all the way through, the idea of a good person is very subjective. Often, we place ourselves in the judgment seat of what is good and bad , or who is good and bad. The most popular way to make that judgment is by comparison. For example, Bob is a good guy, because he is not as bad as Sam. Plain and simple.
Humans are humans, and angels are angels. If souls existed as separate entities that lived on after we died, that would mean we have immortality. However, the Bible says human beings do not have immortality. Only God is immortal see 1 Timothy , If we had immortal souls, why would the righteous seek after something they already have?
We will receive immortality when Jesus comes again see 1 Corinthians The Bible says that all those who have died—both righteous and wicked—will be raised to life in one of two resurrections. According to this verse, the righteous do not go to heaven when they die. They remain asleep in the grave until Jesus returns and raises them to immortal life see 1 Corinthians The wicked are raised to life in a separate resurrection—the resurrection of condemnation.
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The prophets never mention in the Bible that the righteous immediately go to heaven or the wicked go to hell when they die. Neither did Jesus and His apostles teach it. When Jesus was about to leave His disciples, He did not tell them they would soon come to Him. I go to prepare a place for you. When He returns, our loved ones asleep in Christ will awake from their tombs.
No matter how long the time has passed, be it long or short, will seem but a moment to them.