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  1. I'd like to say that, depending on how young you are, it may be important to allow room to grow in your vision of the ideal spouse. I say that because at 19 and 20, we only had an idea of a Christian household and struggled mightily to live it out under selfish desires and a lack of experience and maturity. I believe my husband began to change after I stopped looking at him to fulfill my expectations and realized I had to change. I had to become the Godly wife and work on my sin before I could ever have a cooperative marriage. I believe my husband is becoming more ideal in part because of my decision to work on respecting him and building him up and not tearing him down. In the same way, your character can have a partial trans-formative effect on your wife as a husband depending on how well you love her. But lets say your character is good. Here are some of the big things I've seen that get women in trouble in relationships. 1) Being thirsty for attention in unhealthy ways. Even Christian women struggle with this, but look for an effort to remain celibate until marriage, a woman who will guard herself emotionally. If she's throwing herself at you and sharing deep personal secrets on day one, that is a red flag because she won't automatically stop struggling with these things once she's married. A woman of virtue knows she must guard her body and mind and keep her eyes set on Christ. She knows that only a passionate relationship with God can fulfill her need for attention and love. She has boundaries to protect herself until she's safe in the covenant of marriage. Fidelity in marriage comes from practice. That means practicing self-control and discretion as a single person. Because those are the traits you will need once you are married in order to keep from cheating emotionally or physically. 2) They have learned to disrespect men in a relationship 3) They don't love wisdom It's okay to make mistakes. But not to make them repeatedly without learning anything. Beware of women who only care about their own opinion and never seek to grow or learn.
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    Learning Python...

    I should say, I started this thread. I actually did nothing in the design of this forum software, if that's what you mean. That would be really cool if I did.
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    Holiness is God's Chief Attribute

    There are popular speakers and pastors emphasizing that grace means being able sin and keeping a relationships with God. "Unlimited free sins." While I agree that our position with the Lord isn't based on our performance, obedience is a marker of true faith. Another questionable thing I've heard: "People don't need to see our holiness to be won to Christ. They need to see that our sins are forgiven and that we are free and loved. " Also: "Freedom in Christ isn't real freedom unless it means we are free to sin." I feel like that is just not true. Scripture says we are not to do whatever it is we want. In my own life, I used to take in ideas that trying too hard to be holy meant I wasn't resting in the grace of God. But I've grown more in a more balanced understanding that God is after the whole heart and I ought to give Him my best. He may have grace but He does reward those who diligently seek Him. What pleases the Lord is when we hunger and thirst for righteousness. So what helps us grow? A heart that says, if I sin, that can be forgiven? That's part of it. But that still puts the focus back on us. A heart that says, "I will seek the Lord, be set apart and give up anything that displeases Him to find Him." is something else. From that standpoint, I have personally grown a lot more. I can only speak for myself.
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    Learning Python...

    It's funny. Shortly after I created this forum and got interested in software development, I've been heavily involved in the hiring process for a receptionist job at a software development company. My last interview is the 16th, tomorrow. If I get the job, maybe I can find some mentors among the people that work there.
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    Learning Python...

    Lets just say I'm trying to get a leg up on the future robot takeover. I'll probably be spared, if I can fix their programming. You? Better stock up on ammo.
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    FEAR OF GOD

    Thanks for answering me. Now my question is, what status difference do you mean? Do you mean obeying the Lord out of love is better?
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    FEAR OF GOD

    I would love some more clarification of the words "fear of the Lord." In my understanding, there are different types of fear. The fear we are not supposed to have is fear of condemnation. But the fear we are supposed to have is more like the knowledge that God has the power to discipline us if we stray from a righteous path.
  8. 2 Chronicles 20: 1-12 It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites,[a] came to battle against Jehoshaphat. 2 Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar” (which is En Gedi). 3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set [c]himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord. 5 Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, 6 and said: “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? 7 Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? 8 And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, 9 ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’ 10 And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them— 11 here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. 12 O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” Glory to God for being the One we can cry out to when we are hard pressed on every side. When the odds are against us and we have no idea what to do, we can put our eyes on Him and He will answer. 2nd Chronicles 20:13- 14 13 Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the Lord. 14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the [d]brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” Praise the Lord for He is with us!
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    Vaccines Production & Ingredients

    I'm growing more and more wary of these vaccines. Today I saw on the news all these famous celebrities performing for the Global Citizen Festival. I did some research and now it makes me sick how the whole movement is pushing polio vaccines that don't really help and are just another way for these pharmaceutical companies to make profit. It's not talked about a lot but I really don't think these early childhood vaccines are safe.
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    Joy and the New Kingdom

    I have to just bless the Lord right now. In times of trouble, He hides me in the corner of His Sanctuary. And His sanctuary is the New Heavens and the New Earth. The whole universe will be filled with His glory. We will live again with new bodies and be with Christ forever, reigning with justice and majesty. This gives me such joy. This world loses its grip on me. I have eternity waiting for me, so I don't have to worry about the cares of this life like I used to. The Lord's wisdom, love, and mercy are like a kaleidoscope of glory. Being with the Lord is what makes life worth living every day. Thank you, Lord, for being who you are, and creating me for a greater purpose than I could ever imagine on my own. For the matchless gift of the precious blood of Christ. Thank you
  11. This makes sense to me. It reminds me of Romans 1 where it goes into how people gave themselves over to the worship of idols and exchanging natural sexual relations, so God gave them over to their own desires.
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    Broken cisterns

    Gideon, what do you mean by the mystery of Godliness?
  13. So are you saying that Pharaoh hardened his own heart and made himself an object of wrath? This could be true. But didn't God also have a hand in hardening pharaoh's heart? Even though Exodus has multiple accounts that say Pharoah's heart was hardened. But Exodus 9:12 says that the Lord hardened Pharoah's heart. Even if you would say that God did not choose to create Pharaoh for the purpose of wrath and destruction, how would you explain how why the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart?
  14. It says so in verses 22 and 23 22 [n]What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? 23 And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, The purpose of making vessels of wrath is to display His glory. This does not diminish the redemptive nature of God at all. Because of Adam's sin, we were all objects of wrath. It's by God's mercy and grace that any of us are chosen for anything else besides wrath. You say God gets no glory by destroying a vessel, but Scripture seems to be saying God is willing to demonstrate wrath in order to make His power known. God is love, true. He is compassionate and slow to anger but He will by no means let the guilty go unpunished. That is just as much a part of His nature as love. Or rather, because He is love, He cannot allow sin to go unpunished.
  15. I will look that up to see if that is true. You could be right, except, in the next few verses, the image of a clay pot seems to imply that we do not prepare ourselves. Metaphorically speaking, that would be impossible.
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