Tiny or Large; Size doesn’t Matter

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From Larry Fell's Blog
From Larry Fell’s Blog

There is simply no reason today for me to provide a few quotes from another person’s blog then add a few comments trying to add something relevant to what the author has already posted. Mr. Fell shared a post that, frankly, expresses so much of what is in my heart right at this moment. He’s done to writing and expressed himself so very well, I want to share his work with you. You may like his other posts, too. When you get to his blog, on The Christian Post Blogs, click on his name for all his posts.

Here’s a link to the post I so much enjoyed:

An introspective: humility and fear of the LORD, by Larry Fell.

May the Lord Bless you, Keep you, and Shine always upon you and yours. . .


8 thoughts on “Tiny or Large; Size doesn’t Matter

  1. Sorry Wil, I could not leave a comment on Larry Fell’s Blog but what I did notice was it promotes a Materialistic focus, not with His message but below the message that you shared of his but I’m not sure if the others are his messages or he is a guest writer on the Blog.

    I do agree though that fleshy worldly pride is not of God but as we see below we do need to have Godly Pride.

    What Worldly pride is…

    Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

    1 John 2:15- 17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the World. If any Man love the world, the Love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the World, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the World.

    What Godly Pride is …

    Galatians 6: 4 Each one should understand their own actions. Then they can take Pride in themselves alone without comparing themselves to others.

    2 Corinthians 8:24 show these men the proof of your Love and the reason for our Pride in you so that the Churches can see it.

    2 Corinthians 5:11-12 Because we know what it is to fear the Lord we try to persuade others. It is plain to God what we are and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. We are giving you an opportunity to take Pride in us not trying to commend ourselves again to you so that you have an answer for those who take Pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart.

    Romans 11:13b I take Pride in my Ministry.

    To have Godly Love for oneself is to take Pride in our position in Christ Jesus and as a Christian I also take Godly Pride in my Ministry like Paul did to those who are in darkness and like him, rejoice too with those who are not, as I’m sure you do too Wil.

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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      1. Interesting Wil the advertisements are gone from below Larry’s message but I still couldn’t leave a Comment, the Comment box just kept downloading.

        I mostly use the K.J.V now after finding a lot of Translation errors in other Bible versions, even parts of verses missing and names changed from Male to female and these were not known as Cult Translations. I originally shared about Worldly and Godly Pride when using different Translations, as shown in my Comment.

        As we know Wil the opposite of Humility is Pride but words do change over time, are you saying that the word Pride is not correct in the context it was used in the N.I.V?

        Blessings – Anne.

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      2. Hello Anne,

        Hope all is well with you and yours. I have several translations. My first Bible, a gift my parents when I was very young, is the American Standard. Many years later I found the NIV and liked it. I have the commentary done by the translators and a concordance as well. Having seen a number of critical comments on NIV, I explored other translations: Holcomb Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), English Standard Version (ESV), and New King James Version (NKJV). Eventually, probably eight or nine years ago, I transitioned to KJV. Having formally thought it as hard to follow and unnecessarily archaic, I have gotten used to it and like it. Though often I will cite a scripture from other sources, I’m always looking to see if I think there is any difference that I infer between translations. For study of the “Old Testament,” I prefer The Jewish Study Bible that features The Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation.

        There is a website that displays parallel citations from many translations, allowing easy comparison. Bible Hub. Also, for studying the Psalm, I turn nearly daily to Daily Tehillim. The English translation is very literal, and may throw off some people at first, but it’s not too hard to get used to at all.

        Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .

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      1. Hi. I looked up the scriptures Anne cites in her comment. The first two, Mark 7:22 and 1 John 2:15- 17 are from the King James Version (KJV), while the remaining citations are from the New International Version.

        While reading the article I referred to in my post, “An introspective: humility and fear of the Lord,” Anne picked up on the issue of pride while I focused my attention and enthusiasm for Mr. Fell’s article on the idea that regardless of the size of one’s audience, G-d sees our contributions as equally valuable in His service. For instance, The Rev. Billy Graham spoke to stadium-filled audiences and to the world through television. Others, myself included, have spoken about Jesus and salvation to only one person at a time. And from Mr. Fell’s point of view, that’s all right. Hence the idea that “there are no small roles.”

        Mr. Fell also points to men such as Moses, Gideon, and King David, all of whom found no confidence in their own abilities, but came to an understanding that they, in fact, could be G-d’s servants in His power, which gives them confidence necessary for their mission. This too did I find very uplifting, satisfying.

        The scriptures Mr. Fell used in the article are from the New King James Version (NKJV).

        Thanks for stopping by, and for your question. I am glad you liked “Millions” and “Zombie Apocalypse Revisited.”

        Please don’t hesitate to stop by any time, ask questions, share your thoughts.

        Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .

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      2. Thank you so much. I had done some research before I came across your response. I did find what versions were quoted and I understand the distinctions being made on the issue of the types of pride. Your points are equally edifying. All scripture is inspired by G-d but subject to all ramifications of human interpretations. It is well. Thanks for all your explanations. Remain blessded!

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      3. Thank you Gbolabo Adetunji for your interest in the differences with Pride which is the opposite to Humility when it’s Worldly, this is why we are to ask for and believe we have received God’s wisdom and empowering which we were not Born with or our understanding will be worldly and of human interpretation as you said. We Trust Jesus our only Teacher to lead us into all wisdom. The Scriptures below confirm our need to Ask but I will also leave a Link as there are others. I have found regardless of what Translation we use God will show us man’s error in Translating and they all have them.

        Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get Wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding.

        James 1:5-6 If any of you lack Wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

        Proverbs 4:11-13;18 I guide you in the way of Wisdom and lead you along straight paths.When you walk your steps will not be hampered when you run you will not stumble.Hold on to instruction do not let it go guard it well, for it is your life.The path of the Righteous is like the first gleam of dawn Shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

        1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you and ye need not that any man teach you but as the same anointing Teacheth you of all things and is Truth and is no lie, and even as it hath Taught you, ye shall abide in Him.

        Wisdom- http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/the-gaining-of-wisdom/

        Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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