Don’t know who John Bell is, but this quote of his is a good statement of divine purpose:
You keep us waiting. You, the God of all time, want us to wait. For the right time in which to discover Who we are, where we are to go, Who will be with us, and what we must do. So thank you … for the waiting time.
Except perhaps for the last part, about what we must do. That has been fully revealed in Scripture.
“There are at least five facts that all must face. We must live (Rom. 14:7); we must die (Heb. 9:27); we must be raised from the dead (John 5:28-29); we must face God in judgment (I Cor. 5:10), and we must live eternally somewhere (Matt. 25:46).” —Paul Wilmoth
“Most assuredly, Jesus does not give help to the angels (2:16). Whatever you want to say about the eternal destiny of angels and their free will and all of that, Jesus did not die for angels. Jesus did not take on the nature of angels. He did take on the nature of humanity.” —Daily Droplets
One of the most amazing thoughts of all time, that Jesus died for men, and not for angels.
“I can’t overemphasize the value of a pure life. A curiosity about evil weakens our spiritual life.” —Charles R. Swindoll
J. Ridley Stroop explained the name of his book, God’s Plan and Me. It’s a good explanation.
“God’s Plan” simply means that the plan or the teaching is God’s; that the lessons originated with him; that they partake of his nature and are divine. Certainly this is the kind of teaching that we all want. This is the very quality that makes the teaching peculiar or different. It is different from all human teachings because it comes from a different source; it is of divine origin. Paul reminds us of the fact that man had no part in providing this teaching when he asks the questions, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?” (Rom. 11:34). Since God thus provided the plan without the aid of man and has never delegated to man the privilege of injecting his own ideas into it, we should be exceedingly careful to remember that it is God’s plan and that we should treat it as such.
“Contrary to what a lot of people believe (or hope), comfort doesn’t take the pain away. Comfort slides in beside the pain, pulling up a chair so that we have something more than sorrow in our hearts. Comfort gently expands our spirits so that we can breathe again. Comfort opens our eyes so that we can see possibility again. And on those days, whether it is the next day or five years removed, on that day when grief rears its dark head again, comfort helps us remember that pain is not all there is.” —Peggy Haymes
This is a parenthetical statement of P. Pett in comments on Rom 7.4:
We must not let the work of the Holy Spirit blind us to the fact that Jesus Christ Himself and the Father also live within us. We can become too fond of splitting up the Triune God.
Much truth here:
Satan loves to trip us over little things. The reason for this is that it is generally a greater victory for him and shows that he can upset us by a shaving and knock us down with a straw. It is the old boast of the Jebusites, when they told David they could defend Jerusalem by a garrison of the blind and lame.
The little foxes spoil the vineyard. The minor irritations of life often sour our attitudes. The evil one will pull us down at once or by degrees, however he can.
Only those who have the habit of going the second mile ever find the end of the rainbow.
Source: Only those who have the habit of going the second mile ever find the end of the rainbow. | Napoleon Hill Foundation
Have I finally found the bookmarklet/Press It thingy I need? Now how to do tags?