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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Psalm 103:1-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Where does one draw the line between confidence and arrogance? Can we become so confident in ourselves that we become arrogant?

I always remind my children that God did not make a mistake in making them exactly who they are, with both their strengths and weaknesses. Both can be used to glorify God if totally submitted to Him without restrictions.

We can confidently "be all that we can be," to borrow a phrase, without arrogance if we submit ourselves to God and are obedient to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Himself instructed us on how to accomplish this; read on!

God Bless You!

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Q. What are the two commandments upon which Jesus said all the Law and the Prophets depend?

Answer below.



"God expects of us the one thing that glorifies Him - and that is to remain absolutely confident in Him, remembering what He has said beforehand, and sure that His purposes will be fulfilled."

-Oswald Chambers


An American history teacher, lecturing the class on the Puritans, asked: "What sort of people were punished in the stocks?"

To which a small voice from the back of the room responded: "The small investor."



Q. What are the two commandments upon which Jesus said all the Law and the Prophets depend?

A. first and second

Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."

Matthew 22:37-40

The Pharisees had gathered together to ask questions of Jesus, trying to test Him. One of them, a lawyer, had asked Him, "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" His answer is given above.

If we keep these two commandments, we will avoid crossing the line between confidence and arrogance!

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