Hypocrites may show high affections, and appear earnest in religious exercises, but in the time of temptation they fall away. Even true believers, in seasons of sharp trial, will be tempted to fret, distrust, and murmur.
But in every trial, we should cast our care upon the Lord, and pour out our hearts before him. We shall then find that a submissive will, a peaceful conscience, and the comforts of the Holy Ghost, will render the bitterest trial tolerable, and, pleasant.
What appears as normal to the world in spiritual reality we currently are in a spiritual desert which the Lord is guiding and protecting His flock through; as we continue our worldly journey. We will encounter periods of calm and periods of turmoil, both are to show us God is with us through this journey in the desert of our times.
Strife is awakened when everyone is prepared to maintain tenaciously to his own opinion, and when it has once begun to rage, it rushes headlong in the direction from which it has entered.
Vain glory tickles men’s minds so that everyone is delighted with his inventions. Hence the only way of guarding against dissensions is — when we avoid strifes by deliberating and acting peacefully, primarily if we are not actuated by ambition.
Thank you, Father, in heaven for the knowledge to recognize all the gifts, which You have bestowed into our relationship with you. I pray Lord for all to be guided through the Holy Spirit to learn the complete use of their discernment. Bring into our lives Father the strength to accept your teachings as food for the spirit and soul to nurture our growth. Open our minds to receive our personal reviews once we complete our own assessments, so we might with humbleness bring before your throne those areas of our walk needing your guidance, correction, and forgiveness. In all things Father, we pray in the name of Yeshua, Amen, and Amen.
Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
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