Amen! These verses are a big catalyst to the start of the Blue Collar Theologian blog. Thank you Kent for this surprise! God’s grace is indeed sufficient for you, me and all who believe! Love and blessings!!!!
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Mandy, I’m happy to surprised you.🤩👐🎉 So this emotionally powerful verse is the “big” catalyst of what led you to be the Blue Collar Theologian; I like to hear that story. This verse is the logical continuation of Proverbs 3:11-12 and verses on the world hates you topic (please see Excel file), still under Trust in GOD category, supposed to be shared on the series break but I deferred on a later time. True, Mandy, GOD’s grace is sufficient (my favorite verse from Paul’s letters and probably one of the last verses to share). GOD bless you and your family! 🙂
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Reading verse 10 which talks about suffering reminds me that we need to look forward to the end, which is His glory in verse 11. Thanks!
True, Jim! The suffering here pales in comparison for the glory that is coming for all of us in heaven, taking cue from Paul.
I needed that reminder with how things are going
Pondering on it in light of all that is happening in the world these days, we can surmised that GOD gives us assurances through His word i.e. the Bible of a lighter yoke i.e. His way and a glorious new beginning after this temporal suffering.
What a great assurance He’s given us and what a contrasts to everything around us
That is something we look forward to in faith in the Triune GOD, energizes us in battle/ministry, and, to some extent, increases our patience.
Praise the Lord that it has even implications for patience!
Well, what is few decades compared to eternity. Easy to say though, hard to remember.
True hard to live out at times
Amen! Hard to live by because someone keeps on prowling like a lion. Finished doing the graphics for tomorrow’s verse 1 Peter 5:8 and uploading it now.
Awesome, keep slaying that lion with the Word
Well, we have to wear the Armor of GOD. I have not posted that verse, although I have many photos of knights and swords.
http://bluecollartheologian.blog/2018/08/14/new-beginnings/ this is the story of how my blog came to be if you are interested in reading. I love your heart and passion for Jesus and His Word!
Mandy…indeed it is the big catalyst you talked about. I’m thanking GOD for draeing you in service of Him. I will also keep note on those verses that you referred to. GOD was truly knocking on the door. And I’m thanking your friends who persuaded you. Thank you too for your comment; I pray that, that passion will not wither. I only started seriously reading the Bible in 2013.
Good evening, Crissy! Indeed it is a wonderful verse that is reassuring us of a far better glorious new beginning in the future. And that the suffering we experienced here pales in comparison to that future with the Triune GOD. GOD bless you!
I should add: Amazing picture for this post too by the way, makes me think of and miss Nepal
Kathmandu Valley was one of the Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning projects that I kind of took part years ago as coordinator; training Nepali city and municipal government urban planners. 2012, yep, still remembered it although 😴💤.
Oh wow you were in Nepal before! We can talk more later after your sleep!
No, just our RSLUP experts in Manila. Coordinating things remotely. It was fun working with Nepali counterparts and government officials.
Thank you, Jim! Good night!
Eternity with our God is is mine, thru Christ Jesus.
Amen! True, ma’am Bonnie! It is through the sacrificial atonement of JESUS. GOD bless you and your family!
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