Welcome to my home for Ruth's Tea Talk!
Sit and share a cup of tea with me as we encourage each other in the Lord.
I'm having...a cup of Trader Joe's sipping chocolate in my Gibson china. What a treat!
I'm feeling...just fine, thank you!
On my mind...is my visit with my dear sister in Christ this afternoon. She hasn't been feeling well (back issues, I can so easily relate!), and I pray that I will be a blessing to her. This morning, I'm finalizing plans for my portion of our state convention--that has to be done by today! I'm in the last stages of getting information together and emailed to the appropriate people. Whew!
I leave you with...a Proverb that I read today:
The fear of man brings a snare,
But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
Proverbs 29:25 NASB
- fear of man: Getting (or desiring) man's approval, swayed by man's opinion. Doing this constitutes idolatry.
- snare: I am taken prisoner by this snare; the more I struggle, the tighter I am caught. (Proverbs 5:22 says, "His own iniquities will capture the wicked, and he will be held with the cords of his sin.")
- trusts: This is in the present tense. I am to leave my care with the Lord, in the present, over and over again. Trust = dependence on and confidence in. (Psalm 118:6, Proverbs 18:10, Luke 12:4-5).
If I live as if I were approved unto God, I will live in the absence of the fear of man.
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