12 replies on “Weekly Wisdom 1 November

  1. Hmm, this comes too close to “God helps those who help themselves,” a popular phrase that many assume is in the Bible but is not. I would agree that “fortune favors the brave,” but not that a man will not be helped beyond what he can do for himself.
    โค๏ธ&๐Ÿ™, c.a.

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    1. If a man or woman doesnโ€™t work, how will their bills be paid? It takes money to do that, so therefore one must work. How will things get done if work is not done? Look at it like this; yes, God does help us in His own way, but we have to do for ourselves to. Fortune will fade, but our eternal soul is what lives on whether we be rich or poor. What we have on this earth is temporary because we cannot take anything out of this world no matter how much fortune we do or donโ€™t have. God helps all of us whether we can help ourselves or not. When we look at our life, we would not have it had He not created us.

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      1. Okay, so Paul says, “we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat,” ( 2 Thessalonians 3:10) to address sloth, to which many of us are subject when others do things for us . . . as we should do when we are parts of the Body of Christ.
        So, yes, we cooperate with Father and the people of God to do good works and to make provision for ourselves, but this blog comes close to suggesting we must do everything for ourselves. “Fortune” is equated in the minds of many with divine action.
        โค๏ธ&๐Ÿ™, c.a.

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        1. Yes, God does work miracles in our life, but we still have to do the work to get to where we want to be . Yes, if it is meant for one to have fortune, they will, but if not, they will not. Look at it like this; give a man a fish, and he will eat for that day, but teach him to fish, and he will always eat. It is good to do for others as Jesus wants us to, but one cannot always depend on someone to always feed them, so when we ask God to help us, or to work a miracle in our life, He may not always give us what we want, but what is best for us. Some cannot handle fortune because it controls them instead of them controlling it. Sometimes fortune makes people do bad things, but sometimes people will use their fortune for the right thing. Whether fortunate or not, we cannot take it with us whenever we leave this earth.

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    1. I took some time off from blogging when I wrote my first book in May of this year. When I started blogging again, everything was fresh and new, but I have taken some time off from writing my second book. I can truly say I think I have procrastinated a bit, but I have been blogging more and updating posts. Thatโ€™s something I need to pray for too.

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