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The Path of Righteousness

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The Path of Righteousness

God’s role in our life, is as that of a shepherd to his sheep. The role the shepherd plays in the sheep life is to provide them with all the things they need to keep them comfortable. His responsibility to his sheep is to prevent them from having the lack of anything they need. The treatment the shepherd provides for his sheep is Love and Protection.

The sheep has only one responsibility to the shepherd: Follow

“The Lord is my shepherd” is a personal statement from the writer. It explains the benefits of accepting God as his shepherd. He explains the things he received from following the path of righteousness:

  1. Not having the lack of the basic things of life: and receiving God’s blessings.
  2. Green Pastures the writer describes are having the ability to lie down in; is the enjoyment of a good life such as having the best things life has to offer: accessories to wear, education, food, shelter, good health, transportation, and all the things that results in living a comfortable lifestyle.
  3. Still Waters represent living a peaceful life; feeling safe, and one that is happiness.
  4. We can conclude here that the results for the follower on the path of righteousness, is as the writer gives us an insight into: When confronted with the greatest of evil, don’t be afraid to face the challenge, and persevere, because God’s Love and Power will defend you.

To follow the path of righteousness, there is a need to pray to God daily, asking for forgiveness, not taking life for granted, and asking him for guidance to make the right choices and decisions that will result in righteous judgments that are just. Prayer gives us peace and comforts our hearts and results in contentment with happiness. We too can say, The Lord Is My Shepherd

Inspiration: (King James Bible)

BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of  sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD: and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.  (From Psalm 1)

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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Jesus Christ the Son of God

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Why is Jesus Christ Called the Sacrificial Offering for Sins?

Jesus Christ the Son of God

Sins cannot be destroyed without destroying the entire human race.

What is Sin?

Sin is unrighteous behavior committed in defiance against the laws of God.

Wrongful acts committed against others angers God. This behavior is called sins.

God Requires Blood to Pay for Sins

 

There were people who once sacrificed animals to pay for their sins, but continued to defy the laws of God.

Because of their behavior, God refused to accept their sacrificial offerings.  And wanted instead, one righteous man to die for the sins of the human race or he would destroy all human life.  There was no man who had never sinned.  The only hope, for the human race existing, was Jesus Christ the Son of God.

He is the mediator between God and Man. It is his blood and body that was sacrificed to pay for sins to give all humans another chance with God since the creation of Adam and Eve, to save man from eternal death.

Source of Scriptures:

1 Timothy 2:5,6 states, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

__ Ellen J. Barrier

More information and a YouTube Video on the suffering of Jesus Christ the Son of God can be viewed here: Why is the Death of Jesus Christ Important to Us?

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Confidence to Succeed in Competition

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Confidence to Succeed in Competition

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” ~Muhammad Ali

(Life Quotes)

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will he heareth us.  And if we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”   1 John 5:14 & 1 John 5:15 (King James Bible)

Things we Desire: happiness, good health, prosperity, success

When we closely examine God’s Purpose for our lives, we find that he wants us to be happy, successful and prosperous, and to be in the best of health: those are his blessings with purpose for us. He doesn’t receive glory and honor for his greatness by seeing his people suffer. He has given us many things to use to obtain our desires. He has provided us with talents and educational tools to become successful and prosperous.

Muhammad Ali, who I very much admire for his confidence, has given us some words of wisdom to follow is quoted, “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

 

Talent and Education: When it comes to competing with the best and brightest in whatever your talent or educational skill is, you have to have the confidence within yourself, that you are able to “Bring it!” I used this term because this is basically, what the writer in this Biblical statement is saying, when he used the term “Take his portion,”

“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power, to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God Ecclesiastes 5:19

God’s Purpose for our Life: Prosperity, good health, success, and happiness

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest  prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”  3 John 2

“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.”  Ecclesiastes 2:24

Riches and Wealth: God has given us talents and educational tools, to obtain riches and wealth. We can take our portion of the good things in life that we are endowed by our inalienable rights from God, if we have the confidence it takes within ourselves, to compete and to succeed, by being willing to fight for them.

___ Ellen J. Barrier

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