I Thes 9:5. Why do we think God wants us to be thankful For all things? Where is that in the Bible? The actual calling is for us to ‘Be Thankful IN All Things’. Change one word in that Statement and it takes a whole new meaning. God has called to be thankful despite our […]
In writing to the Church at Corinth about temptation, Paul make a reference to want we can handle on our own. That has been interpreted that God will not overload us and He will ‘not give us more than we can handle’. The problem is that the statement is out of context. ‘Not giving us more that we can handle’ implies that we are to handle it ourselves. The truth is that this is world is ‘more than we can handle’ on our own, and that God never intended for us to handle this world on our own. The weight of this world is the reason we need Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Earthly happiness cannot violate our holiness in front of God. We were created to worship and be holy in Gods sight. We must be righteous and from that foundation we can find true happiness on Earth, but also in Heaven. We spend a good portion of our time on earth chasing distractions (the idols of earthly happiness), and not trying to be righteous in God’s sight.