Saturday, December 09, 2006

Draft 2?

More life updates

Yesterday went to the beach, went surfing (no real waves, really windy so all chop), and then went to James Bond in the evening.

Here are just some video's and photo's of life here on base/ when we do things...who we are.

Proverbs 16:6 "Through the Fear of the Lord a man avoids evil"

This week we have been learning about the Fear of the Lord. I had lots of my notes written out and hten for some reason they got deleted, so this is my second attempt to write out some of the key points for those of you who have been asking.

The Fear of the Lord is not to be afraid of God. God does not want you to be afraid of him, it is not a horror story fear, and it is not a fear like "oh no, i don't want him to get mad at me get me in trouble" ...

The Fear of the Lord is the Hatred of Evil

Sin is rebellion against God. and if God is all good, then Sin holds no good.

The heart of Sin is selfishness, it's about living for yourself and your own personal pleasure. You can know that your not supposed to sin, but that doesn't mean that you obey what is right.

James 4: Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

Now many may ask why would God discipline his children if he loves them so much? Why would he stop them from getting what they like? If a regular father doesn't discipline his children what do they become? rebellious little punks. It is for your own good, whether or not at the moment you feel like it is.

Essentially the Christian goal is to be like Jesus was and is written in the bible. It's not Rocket science, just be like Jesus, and represent him to all those who know meet you.

If our fear of sin is due to our fear of our own well being, then you will still fall short. Fear of sin should be becuase of reverance for God. Recognition that sin is acting out against him.

Do not be Overcome by Evil
But overcome Evil with Good.
Romans 12: 21

There is a quick short overview of some tidbits of my notes... many pages of notes...
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