(1 Pet 1:7 KJV) That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
(1 Pet 4:12 KJV) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
I do get a chuckle out of all those people, I call them ostriches, who who think that they are perfect, they have arrived, those who have a measure of success in life and they now falsely start to believe there is nothing left in their own life to work on, to change, all those people who can so readily see all the sins of others but not any of their own. And there are loads off persons like that too these days even even in our own families, neighborhoods as we can all readily know.
The grass may appear to be greener in the neighbors yard but sooner or later we all still do start to have, do need to face our own personal challenges, problems, mental and physical ones, not just the medical ones. Speaking of the reality of the medical problems just ask any senior about the unresolved stress, depressions, mid life crisis, pains, discomforts, that sickness now many persons at least now starting at 45 years old generally tend to experience, have. This is all the result of the consequences of the reality of sin and now us living in a sinful world. These things will not next in Heaven.
Some of the basic reasons people start to have next serious problems in life include-
– Many people do firstly have false, inappropriate personal values, goals or they tend to go to an imbalance, extreme with the legitimate ones.. seen what too much or too little food or the lack of physical exercise now can do on your figure? There are even now too many persons who are still sincerely wrong,
– Denial and Laziness are other unacceptable negative realities some persons do now have. Ever encounter a lazy fellow worker, a lazy nurse, a lazy bank teller, a lazy cop, a really lazy spouse, or a lazy teen ager who does not clean up after themselves?
– The sin of selfishness, and a false pride in oneself, in one’s accomplishments renders now all these rather bad persons also now useless to effectively help themselves or others.
– then there are those too many feeling superior persons, pastors, teachers, professionals, judges, civil and public servants who falsely do think because they do now have a career, do have a professional of governmental status they are even above the law, cannot be now evenaccountable personally
– Then are those power oriented persons who have a perverse management style, despotic ones, the control freaks who practice bullying, dictatorship.
– And of course there are those very naïve persons whop honestly still do think they can make successful changes on their own, believe that can make life better for themselves on their own, can make a better tomorrow and all without God’s help..
James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
(Rom 2:23 KJV) Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
(Mat 7:3 KJV) And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? :4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
(Mat 5:13 KJV) Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
(Mat 21:19 KJV) And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
(Mark 4:22 KJV) For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
(Luke 1:37 KJV) For with God nothing shall be impossible.
(Luke 6:35 KJV) But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
(John 3:27 KJV) John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
(John 5:19 KJV) Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
(John 5:30 KJV) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
(John 6:63 KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
(John 15:5 KJV) I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
(John 16:24 KJV) Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
(1 Cor 1:19 KJV) For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
(1 Cor 4:4 KJV) For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
(1 Cor 4:5 KJV) Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
(1 Cor 8:2 KJV) And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
(1 Cor 13:2 KJV) And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
(1 Cor 13:3 KJV) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
(2 Cor 6:10 KJV) As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
(Gal 6:3 KJV) For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
(Phil 1:20 KJV) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
(Phil 2:3 KJV) Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
(Phil 4:6 KJV) Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
(1 Th 4:12 KJV) That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
(1 Tim 5:21 KJV) I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
(1 Tim 6:4 KJV) He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
(1 Tim 6:7 KJV) For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
(James 1:4 KJV) But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
(Rev 3:17 KJV) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
(Acts 20:20 KJV) And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.