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Keeping the right perspective, pt. 2
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A person must have the right perspective of God if they are going to please God. This will mean following His word even if it goes against one’s personal feelings or beliefs. Many times people put their way of looking at things above God’s and that is a big mistake.

In Paul’s description of love, he spoke of the way Christians should act in dealing with each other. “Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;” (1 Cor. 13:4-5). Christians must be able to bear some things, talk out problems, and work together in love for each other and the Lord.

Just as one can have the wrong perspective toward their fellow man one can have a dangerous outlook toward God. Some think God does not mean what He says. They have forgotten that God cannot lie, (Titus1:2). God promised man that heaven awaits all who will obey Him. He provided the means for man’s justification – the giving of Christ at Golgotha’s cross. He gave man his word to read and study so that man is not left to guess what is pleasing to God. God wants all men to be saved, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:3, 4). One must keep the proper perspective toward God, realizing that man cannot bring God down to man’s lever.

Each person must seek to lift themselves up to God.

Many are indifferent to God; this is a dangerous outlook.

Humanism, evolutionary beliefs, atheism, agnosticism are all perspectives that are false. There are false doctrines also which teach such things as once saved always saved, faith only and other such things. All men need to open God’s word and study it for themselves.

God does exist and has created all that is, His teachings show that yes faith is necessary but not faith alone and one can sin after obeying God and lose their soul. One must keep the right perspective on God and His word.

Another perspective that some hold to is that of not trusting God. This idea can lead Christians away from God, though they believe they are faithful followers. One must realize that God expects each perosn to do all they can do for themselves, but there comes a time when things must be left (whatever the situation) to God. Christians can work and pray, but one’s trust must be in Him. Solomon wrote, “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:1 – 5).

Life can be seen from many perspectives, but one must realize that God is God. Believe in Him, then believe Him.

Follow His word and one day heaven will be attained.

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