Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

Twenty Days of Prayer: Day 5

Scripture

James 2:1, 4 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. (4) have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Questions for Reflection:

Do you associate only with those very similar to yourself? Do you tend to look down on people who are not as financially affluent? Conversely, do you resent those who have more monetarily? Do you closely associate only with your own race or culture? Are you suspicious of those from a different race, culture or background? Do you think you are too good to befriend someone who is physically unattractive? Do you tend to resent people more physically attractive or gifted than yourself? Have you sought to reach out to other culture groups or have you settled into settled into a social “comfort zone”? Has our church placed too high a premium on reaching certain classes of people?

Scripture

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Unbelief is one of the most deadly sins a believer can commit. It was unbelief that caused the children of Israel to die in the wilderness. Unbelief immediately short-circuits God’s power in the believer’s life. Because of unbelief, many believers live in weakness and defeat.

Questions for Reflection:

Are you often filled with more doubt than faith? Do you tend to worry and fret rather than trust God? Are you fully resting in God’s promises or are you frequently anxious? Have you excused the sin of unbelief by claiming to be a “born worrier”? Do you excuse your doubt by saying, “I have good reason to worry”? Have you let disappointments weaken your faith and prayer life?

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October 16, 2009 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, marriage, New Testament, Prayer, relationship, Religon, Theology

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