Jesus really want us to sell all we have, give it to the poor and have
nothing, as He said in Luke 12:33?
is Hebrews 13:13 saying?
It is telling us to be involved
with one another to comfort and be of help -verse
is it so many are so discontent; discontent with partners, discontent with
decisions, discontent with so many things?
Many are discontent because they
are frustrated while still searching. Problem is, they aren't sure what
they should be looking for. They just know they need to be searching.
They know they
are sensing lack of fulfillment. So they press on with their lives, looking
for clues, yet much of the time feeling unsure and insecure regarding their
a knowledge base that one can have confidence in, then, one usually has
to try this and try that, to see what works, ever searching for just the
right combination so life will go well.
This trial and
error method wastes time and produces heartaches. Witness the large number
of broken hearts from failed relationships, business deals, etc.
a firm set of beliefs based on the truth
of God (whether or not, he or she may be Christian),
will find himself or herself hurled into the confusion and despair that
many persons' life paths.
A deeper contentment
than that which comes from, just learning some things from life, comes
from being sure of one's state with God, and enjoying a
daily relationship with Him. When one's life is based on faith, and
lived with the faith of Jesus Christ,
life becomes exhilarating, the more our minds move from the negatiive ways
to the life giving ways
of God. This brings guidance
and wisdom leading toward
a better and protected life here and now.
in tribulation at the end of the
age being such as was not since the beginning of man.
can I help someone who has mental illness?
Apart from those under severe depressive
states, those who may be arrogant,
dismissive of others, those hurting others and themselves, are mentally
ill. The way out of this begins with a decision to be different, a decision
to become caring, concerned for others, charitable
and humble, and then taking action to become
that way in all your dealings with others. Know that you indeed have something
that can help another and have a strong desire to use it -2Timothy
2:7 "He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous. He is a buckler to
them that walk uprightly" Proverbs
14:30 "A sound heart is the life of the flesh....."
1:13,14,17 "And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning
all things that are done under heaven. This sore travail hath God given
to the sons of man to be exercised therewith. I have seen all the works
that are done under the sun and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of
spirit...And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly.
I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit" Ecclesiastes
2:17,23,24,26 "Therefore I hated life because the work that is wrought
under the sun is grievous unto me. For all is vanity and vexation of spirit...For
all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief. Yea, his heart taketh
not rest in the night. This is also vanity. 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...For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge,
and joy." Ecclesiastes
4:6 "Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full
with travail and vexation of spirit."-Ecclesiastes
12:13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and
keep his commandments-(or,
'His instruction' so that we can have a proper relationship with Him and
this is the whole duty of man-(original
is "for this is the whole man")."
are "the brethren"? 3John 1:5
3:32-35 "And the multitude sat about Him and they said unto
him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And He
answered them, saying, Who is My mother, or my brethren? And He looked
round about on them which sat about Him and said, Behold My mother
and My brethren! For whosoever shall do-(and/or
be of the attitude
will of God, the same is My
brother and My sister and mother."-Those
hungering for God, for spiritual answers to implement in life, are brethren,
whether in a church or not. And what
about your neighbour?