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Msg#1632 No Worries With Four Commands

Msg#1632 No Worries With Four Commands

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg#1632 No Worries With Four Commands

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

At the NE Summit Dr. Gibbs outlined the four commands related to a worry free life. Philippians 4:7 defines it, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Worry festers where uncertainty exists. In our life, more so in our spouse and children, health issues, financial quandaries, life changing decisions,... if one does not know for certain who is holding their future, they tend to worry. Peace with God comes with our justification, but the peace of God is an added bonus acquired by obedience. The promise of perfect peace is connected to ones rejoicing, “Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice” (4:4). Always rejoicing is a mental challenge. When the moron cuts me off and leaves me setting at a red light I could have avoided,... well, sometimes and alway are quite different commodities. Don't ask a person, “How are you doing?” Ask Dr. Lee Roberson's question, “How is your rejoicing?” “Let your moderation be know unto all men. The Lord is at hand” (4:5). Moderation is what a moderator does, keeping everything under control and flowing smoothly. A believer's life should be like that, because the Lord is at hand, never leaving, always helping, and soon returning. Before one can have that perfect peace seeping into their heart and mind they also need to be careful for nothing, and pray about everything (4:6). Everything means every little thing. When one prays without ceasing the big things that come into their lives come with the peace of God already present. Lastly, verse eight commands us to be incredibly careful about where we put our mind. Do those four commands and then, if you ever worry again, it is because you choose to.

An Essay for week #32 Aug 7, 2016

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