"Why reprove rebuke and exhort? It may sound redundant and excessive at first as if Paul was saying 'Rebuke rebuke by all means rebuke!' The three words are related but distinct each highlighting a critical aspect of healthy biblical correction. The word Paul uses here for 'reprove' appears several other times in his letters and can mean simply to rebuke (Titus 1:13) or correct (Matthew 18:15). But in most or all of the uses it means to reprove by exposing sin or fault. For instance Paul…
Placing trust in a loving and all knowing God means doing our best to learn about and keep his commandments. Commandments are here to protect us, teach us and keep us safe & happy. God's Plan of Happiness is ultimately his plan to bless us and help us reach the full measure of our creation.
"Repent," Peter said to them, "and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38 ~The Bible #christianawesomeness #scripture #repentnow
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. John3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Apostolic / Pentecostal
Seven Cardinal Sins--Col 3:5; upon examining what we partake of in this life, question what does this activity incite in us, and does it further our understanding of Christ, encouraging us to be more like him? or does it lead to a carnal nature?
"A woman who fears the Lord will not run away from God to satisfy her longings and relieve her anxieties. She will wait for the Lord. She will hope in God. She will stay close to the heart of God and trust in His promises. The prospect of departing into the way of sin will be too fearful to pursue; and the benefits of abiding in the shadow of the Almighty too glorious to forsake." ––John Piper