There are two things I want to point out here on the topic of self-fulfilling prophecy.
As I was in denial about what went into my mouth, they were in denial about what came out of their mouths.
Are you ticking off time, waiting for your moment to come? The sun and the moon know who you are… do you?
What is it with us and snakes and dragons, eh?
For the organized, institutional, lawful, and justice systems, have been proposed the autonomous (zones), mob-rule, vigilante justice, reparations, and lawlessness (defunding police). Are these good solutions? And what ‘problem’ do they really highlight?
O how far David has come since killing the lion and the bear! Since slaying Goliath with a stone! The shepherd boy who sang songs upon his harp to God now weeps; for his enemies are now the members of his own household, and the family of the prior king — whose throne David did not usurp but was given to him by God — is now treated and accused as the usurper!
But if you find your bed so perfect here, your toys so wonderfully plentiful, your own strength so delightfully lithe — as His child — shall He not address the imperfections and transgressions of your tears?
When you try to relate with worldly culture, you unwittingly reinforce it. This is why no culturally-relatable ‘gospel’ of Christ can long remain in Christ: a double-minded Jekyll and Hyde reside within the fabric of the being who claims to be a ‘new creation’ in Christ, yet still identifies as much or more with their own ‘human nature’.
Do you think that God is impressed with how you’ve pointed out their blindness? – Blindness He subjected them to on your behalf? Careful, lest you fall, brethren, into their same sin.
doesn’t even act upon all awarenesses. (Well, the new ASANA commercial might even mistake her for an annoying “silo”…but I digress.) For the Christian, wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord