+- +-

+- User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 109
Latest: DrWho42
New This Month: 1
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 10610
Total Topics: 689
Most Online Today: 462
Most Online Ever: 771
(July 30, 2019, 01:13:39 am)
Users Online
Members: 1
Guests: 91
Total: 92

Author Topic: Christ's Ways  (Read 6487 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Olde Tymer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1005
  • Karma: +1010/-0
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Christ's Ways
« Reply #390 on: February 13, 2020, 07:09:18 am »
.
Heb 10:35-36 . .Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of perseverance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

The kind of perseverance the author is talking about is not the dogged determination of US Navy SEALS; which are a group of military guys who absolutely refuse to be beaten at anything you might name. If SEALS were to play hop-scotch it would turn violent.

I would liken the kind of perseverance in mind here as that of a farmer. The hard rock band ACDC says it's a long ways to the top if you wanna rock and roll. Well, farmers have a long ways to harvest if they wanna make it to market. First they have to till the soil, then rake it, then plant seeds, then wait on mother nature to irrigate them with rain, then they have to wait more yet for their crops to grow to maturity before harvesting.

Farmers look forward to their harvests; they anticipate them otherwise who would plow, rake, and plant if there were nothing to expect later on down the road?

That kind of perseverance anticipates a benefit. Webster's defines anticipate as: to look forward to as certain; viz: to expect. As a rule, farmers don't begin the planting season expecting their fields to produce nothing. No, they plan on going to market because they expect to see crops in the fields at harvest time. It would be a very strange farmer indeed who looked forward to the ravages of drought, disease, and insect plagues every year.
_

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
15 Replies
4091 Views
Last post December 24, 2018, 08:58:50 am
by Olde Tymer
23 Replies
2132 Views
Last post July 11, 2019, 05:44:42 am
by patrick jane
0 Replies
1657 Views
Last post December 26, 2018, 01:55:24 pm
by Olde Tymer
14 Replies
1425 Views
Last post July 11, 2019, 05:53:43 am
by patrick jane
4 Replies
707 Views
Last post February 24, 2020, 08:07:29 am
by patrick jane

+-Recent Topics

Rwanda genocide, Kagame, the RPF and looting the Congo by Firestarter
Today at 09:07:59 am

Trump 2020 - Winning !!! by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 11:51:02 pm

Politics Today by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 11:50:51 pm

Re: Trump 2020 - Winning !!! by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 11:50:29 pm

Re: Politics Today by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 11:50:16 pm

True Lies-Could All Mainstream News Be Scripted? by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 07:32:06 pm

Tiny Houses, Affordable Living and More by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 07:20:24 pm

Coronavirus hoax to declare martial law (FEMA) by Mr E
March 28, 2020, 01:40:27 pm

Black Spring With Autumn Political Commentary by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 11:39:27 am

The absent Bride by Billy Evmur
March 28, 2020, 03:56:05 am

Your Favorite Music, Images and Memes by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 12:41:15 am

Philosophy and Theology with Jay Dyer by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 12:02:38 am

CORONAVIRUS - THE PALE HORSE by patrick jane
March 28, 2020, 12:01:37 am

Deep State Exposed - Project Veritas and More by patrick jane
March 27, 2020, 05:48:48 pm

Election 2020 | Can Democrats Take Back The White House? by patrick jane
March 27, 2020, 03:26:51 pm

Vaccines by Firestarter
March 27, 2020, 01:04:03 pm

SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD by doug
March 27, 2020, 11:30:45 am

Human contact.... by Mr E
March 26, 2020, 11:36:12 pm