Believing impossible

Posted on May 24th, by admin in thinking. No Comments

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Following men or God?

Posted on May 20th, by admin in thinking. Comments Off on Following men or God?

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. (1 Corinthians 3:1-9 ESV)

Paul is coming agains the worldliness of the people in their confessed allegiance to Paul or Apollos, and how this has brought about division, jealousy and strife. He compares it to … Read More »

Chasing after riches…

Posted on May 19th, by admin in thinking. No Comments

Do not wear yourself out to become rich; be wise enough to restrain yourself. (Proverbs 23:4)

There is a tingling, a glint of the eye, maybe if I just did this, if I just worked harder, if I trained as this, or that….maybe. The desire to be rich has led many people into error and caused them to stumble. Paul reminds Timothy

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:9, … Read More »

The Spirit helps us in our weakness

Posted on May 7th, by admin in thinking. No Comments

Sometimes we don’t recognise our weakness. The first place to come to is to realise that we are weak. The second is to realise that we need help. The world tells us we can do all things in our own strength, that anything is possible, that we can overcome with mans strength. The bible tells us we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. There is a battle between the thinking of the world and the mind of God. As a believer, our minds are being renewed, turned from the earthly thinking, the futile thinking that we lived in before we believed to Godly thinking, thinking with the mind of Christ, thinking from heavens perspective. Heaven has a different perspective to earths, and we submit our minds to God. We submit our ways to him and learn his ways. His ways are different to the ways of man, for the greatest must become the least, to become rich you become poor, to be first you must be last. To get you give. But it is more. It is more than just action, it is motive, it is the heart. We need a renewing of the mind to see … Read More »