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Proverbs of a 40 yr old man

People who do not get along with others are interested only in themselves; they will disagree with what everyone else knows is right. It's selfish and stupid to think only of yourself and to sneer at people who have sense. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every evil practice. Don’t be selfish anymore and stop trying to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, The LORD will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism. When the Gentiles sin, they will be destroyed, even though they never had God’s written law. And the Jews, who do have God’s law, will be judged by that law when they fail to obey it. For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight. Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. Yes, they demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right. Oh child of faith, put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. We need to learn to be wise. This is a slow process. Each day, we should learn new lessons. God teaches us in different ways. Sometimes he teaches us from the Bible. Sometimes he uses other people to teach us. Sometimes he uses nature or other methods to teach us. If we are teachers, then we must be patient. It takes many years to learn law or medicine. In the same way, many people are slow to learn wisdom. Even for true Christians, some lessons can take years to learn. How can we learn to be submitted to the smallest of obedience and be consistent?

Study Phil. 2:21


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