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|Malachi 3:2-3; Luke 13:31-32; Acts 17:24; Malachi 1:6-8; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Malachi 3:16-17||
Refining Our Focus
If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31
Conversely if someone don’t have a purpose.
1. Clear Purpose
Do you have a clear purpose in your life? Or are we clouded by the lies of this world? It can blur our real purpose and focus.
So many falls for the lie of this world. We ended up focusing on the wrong things. E.g. Appearance
“It is not a bad thing to be invested in our appearance. Our physical appearance is very much a part of the ‘self.’However, we must avoid investing in our appearance for self-worth. Appearance is only one aspect of the self. In our culture, we spend too much time focused on the external while neglecting the internal.” -Jonathan Rudiger, clinical psychologist, Nashville.
2. Clear Minded
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The tribe of Levi was dedicated to the service of God. Mediators between God and the people. Took the people's sacrifices and offered them up to God. When a priest sinned, he brought guilt not only upon himself, but also upon the whole people.
If being hurt by church causes you to lose faith in God, then your faith was in people not in God.