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To: Jim 0216
He actually talks about and personally demonstrates a surrendered life, a committed life to the Lord, and living by faith in God's grace

The cross is a symbol of suffering. I'm reminded of a passage from the Book of Wisdom; “If you want to know God, prepare yourself for an ordeal.”

According to Joel......"prepare yourself for the good times".

12 posted on 12/19/2009 6:55:12 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow
I'm reminded of a passage from the Book of Wisdom; “If you want to know God, prepare yourself for an ordeal.” According to Joel......"prepare yourself for the good times".

I don't know about the "Book of Wisdom," but I know the Bible says, "Looking unto Jesus...who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross..."Hebrews 12:2. Joel emphasizes that the hard times now are meant for our good and for a future blessing God has in store. Totally scriptural.

22 posted on 12/19/2009 7:05:50 PM PST by Jim 0216
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Hmmmm ..?? Ordeal huh??

Then how come the Bible says, “Beloved, I wish above ALL THINGS that thou mayest prosper and be in good health”.

That doesn’t sound like an “ordeal” to me ..??


44 posted on 12/19/2009 7:38:54 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: marshmallow

“I’m reminded of a passage from the Book of Wisdom;”

The ‘Book of Wisdom’???? What the heck is that? Whatever it is, it doesn’t have the authority of scripture.


48 posted on 12/19/2009 7:43:58 PM PST by webstersII
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