Resting in God, Completely.

My soul rests in God

 The Lord my God hath given me rest on every side.
1 Kings 5:4

This was part of the preparation for the building of the temple. Times of quiet in one’s life should not be idle times. There is other work to do then. These are days for temple-building. 

True living is not all activity – struggle, conflict, gathering money, toiling with one’s hands. 

Building of character is the great work of life. This goes on best in the quiet. We ought not to wait for idleness to compel us to be still; we should get the quiet into our life even in our busiest times. We must have a restful spirit if we would build up the inner temple. There should be “silent times” in every day’s life. 

The secret of Daniel’s noble character, while carrying a great part of the burden of the kingdom of Babylon was that he never forsook the place of prayer. Not even fear of the lion’s den could make him neglect devotion. 

There is no other secret of a true and noble life amid the world’s strifes and trials. We must keep quiet within, that we may build up in our hearts the temple of God. -JR Miller



Published by Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alask.a (Actually I have it pretty good.)

2 thoughts on “Resting in God, Completely.

  1. If you are saved, John 3 :16, If you were to commit suicide do you believe that person would go to hell and please explain the reason for your answer with scripture. Thanks Kathy


    1. Great question, especially for me. Suicide has been an edge I have teetered on very often. There is no scripture speaking of suicide directly. A few “life examples”, like Saul on the battlefield. Overall the concept of suicide can at best be interpreted as “neutral”. For us believers who have gotten tangled up into the confusing nightmare, which perpetuates our delusions, perhaps that is the real sin issue. Maybe its not an act, but the whole twisted process that builds and leads up to the act.

      Hopelessness, despondancy and the utter despair is definitely sin, suicide is just the outcome of letting that junk fester and grow. Suicides go to hell if they have not accepted Jesus. Christians will not, but they do stand accountable for their actions. Only He is our judge. Suicide declares a statement that is irrevocable about what we believe.

      ybic, Bryan


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