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Life is given by the Lord. Knowledge of what is Right comes from the Lord. Love (pure love) comes from the Lord. Prayer (effective and Holy prayer) comes from the Lord.
All the basic needs come from the Lord. And if a man has all the above three, the extra things (those things which are above basic needs) are directed into the life of the believer at the leadership of the Lord.
Without Him we have nothing but basic needs. Much like the plants and animals we survive at the basic level of life. This is where most people find themselves living. But there is a greater place of life and effectiveness here on earth.
The desire to seek and serve Him comes from The Father of Life. We are only able to ask for His help. Absolutely nothing else we can do will satisfy what is unseen and unknown to us in our base form. Every other teaching (those teachings which ignore the power and singular Righteousness of God) results in a “religion” made by man. But the Religion of God is a thing which is given. The Religion of God is an off shoot of the “tree of life” which grows up within the believer.
This is the key to understanding the difference between the “good” actions of man and the Good actions from God within His people. The world mimics God’s people because they perceive that works are the items which prompt God’s blessing. They don’t realize that the Works they witness in God’s people are not generated from those people.
All day long the world encourages each other to do the things which are “good”. But those “good” things fall short of accomplishing eternal value. For instance: A worldly man may witness a homeless man asking for money. Giving him what he asks for is the obvious answer. Perhaps, however, God has something other in mind. Considering this, a group of people might institute a social program to provide that “something more”. But they may or may not hit the mark God has in mind.
This post is something for people to consider. Man’s answers to perplexing problems rarely (as in once in every 400 years perhaps) accomplish what the Lord desired to do. With this in mind, you would think folks would ask for the Lord’s help. But where, then, would pride find a home? Since humbling ourselves before the Most High God evicts pride and the love of applause, we’re not likely to see a lot of that.
We haven’t seen such action on the part of humanity very much over our history. In fact, when we do see it, true humility usually only lasts for the generation in which it was begun. Therefore it is each man’s duty to seek what is truly God’s himself. Most people will rely on the work of others who have done this humbling activity, thinking that they are doing the work of God. This is what is meant by “man’s religion”.
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English: The Lord Jesus Christ in the image of Good Shepherd. Early Christian trsdition of symbolism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)