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To every man is committed a certain level of potential that can gravitate towards good or evil and those who are capable of the greatest good are capable of the greatest evil. Thus the Bible says “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more” (Luke 12:48). It then calls for a sober reflection that God does not only require from us based on our potential but so does Satan, and unless we do everything to use our potentials for the greatest good possible, we never can truly tell how far into evil we would fall.

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The Bible’s testimony that to every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1) is especially true of Satan’s temptations too. When faced with his temptations, the tempter would have us believe that our situation was hopeless and we had little time to make a decision or suffer a loss, but God’s word is ever true. Even Satan’s temptations are time-bound, and rather than succumb to Satan’s lies, we can trust it to pass while we hold on to God’s promises and our Redeemer’s hand and while we adhere implicitly to His instructions.

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Surprise people with kindness, surprise people with firmness but never do something to people because they have done the same to you. Jesus’ golden principle is not to “do to your neighbours as they do unto you,” but to “do unto your neighbours as you would want them to do unto you”.

 

***”Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).***

Friend, what were your Bible reflections this month? Kindly leave them in the comment section below.

 

How to reference this article: S. O. Fidimaye (2018). Bible Reflections August 2018. via www.sofidimaye.org/bible-reflections-august-2018-2/

 

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