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It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverbs 25:2, NIV) There's a sense in which mysteries bring glory to God and solving them bring glory to us. It's no accident that so many people enjoy puzzles and riddles or exploration and experimentation, it's just another way in which we reflect the God whose ...


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Probably the most applicable Scripture comes from Isaiah chapter 55: Isaiah 55:8 and 9 KJV For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. We seem to forget a few things about God that we really ...


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One of the best discussions of why God does not reveal Himself to us, and why things happen to us that we don't understand, comes in the book of Job. One of its themes (especially apparent at the end of the book) is that God's greatness and knowledge and power are simply beyond our capacity—that God does things we can't understand not because he's ...


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The first part is short for John 3:16 which reads (KJV): For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The second part is short for Do You Believe, with 3 in the place of E, and is asked in reference to the aforementioned verse. The second part is referring ...


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To be sure, there are many biblical virtues, and each one, when empowered by the Holy Spirit, can be both an indication of spiritual growth and maturity and a powerful witness to a watching world. The particular list Paul provides in Galatians chapter 5 is not an exhaustive list of Christian virtues, but it is certainly comprehensive. Notice that the list ...


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There are some lists in the back of my traditional Catholic calendar. 3 Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, Charity 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Piety, Fortitude,Counsel, Fear of the Lord 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Long-suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continence, ...


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Just to add to Guest69's excellent answer, Paul was exhorting the churches in Galatia to emulate Jesus. In doing so he was adding to what Jesus said in: Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of ...


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The fruit of the spirit are listed in Galations 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (NIV)


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I think you may be adding unnecessary implications to the text. Genesis 28:5 ESV Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. Jacob was sent to live at Laban's house for a while. Clearly he was rushed because of Esau, but there's no indication that ...


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Genesis 28:18 (NLT) The next morning Jacob got up very early. He took the stone he had rested his head against, and he set it upright as a memorial pillar. Then he poured olive oil over it. Olive oil was very important in ancient Israel. It was used for not only as food and for cooking, but also for lighting, sacrificial offerings, ointment, ...


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C S Lewis, apparently in Mere Christianity, does mention the concept of not knowing the concept of dark or light: My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with ...


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The concept is present in C.S. Lewis's "The Silver Chair" (towards the end, when the witch is seeking to convince the Children, Puddleglum and Prince Rilian that Narnia & Aslan are just fantasies - and it's actually not even all of life - just a long time), I wouldn't be surprised if he also had something to that effect in "Mere Christianity".



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