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Old 10-30-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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I admit to having trouble with "studying to show ourselves approved" (2 Tim 2:15) when in fact He is "unsearchable, and his ways past finding out" (Rom 11:33).

Oh, that we were so full of Him that our thoughts were not preoccupied with doctrinal debate or trying to count the innumerable! Like Him, if we could be so inclined to overflow!

He can raise the dead!
Yes Elmer there is a paradox ......... I think the studying to show approved is not to get us to actually understand the unsearchable but more so that we are not deceived

I think it has something to do with 1 John 4:1 Believe not every spirit .........
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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meerkat2, I saw where you corrected me on a previous page. Yes, it is indeed Isaiah 55: 8-11, where as I had 53: 8-11. Thank you for pointing that out.


Your sister in Christ Jesus
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Betsey,

Your welcome
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NC
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I admit to having trouble with "studying to show ourselves approved" (2 Tim 2:15) when in fact He is "unsearchable, and his ways past finding out" (Rom 11:33).
Hi, maybe it's about studying to show yourself approved concerning what God has revealed to us in His word? His ways are past finding out but He has revealed some things to us. Just some thoughts. God bless.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso NM
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Betsy what a wonderful post, I did not find it judgmental or condemning. You hit the truth right on, I can only suspect you found yourself in the throne room after your mother died. One sees so clearly after a throne room visit or two.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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Open up your boxes and let God be a WONDER in your lives. He's too magnificent to be contained. Just know that whatever we may see in these coming years, people, God will see us through. Just allow Him to work in you. He is a WONDER to behold. Don't let anything stop you from seeking Him out. Stop trying to "figure" Him out. Come see this WONDER, name Jesus Christ!
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:08 AM
 
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Open up your boxes and let God be a WONDER in your lives. He's too magnificent to be contained. Just know that whatever we may see in these coming years, people, God will see us through. Just allow Him to work in you. He is a WONDER to behold. Don't let anything stop you from seeking Him out. Stop trying to "figure" Him out. Come see this WONDER, name Jesus Christ!
Betsey,

For some of us it is not that we are trying to "figure" him out, it is merely following where he is leading.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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I got this email, and consider it His sovereignty on display:

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.

One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'

'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.

'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.

'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.

'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill; His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
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