We would be astonished at what a miracle had happened. He is my one true friend in life and death. We will take only the first of them this morning. And this creates the heartache, the despair, the rejection, the discontent, the disillusionment, the sense of disenchantment, the boredom, the routine, the monotony, the frustration of life. New American Standard Version But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus. Elegant silk scarf, soft, silky, each one is original, one of a kind, truly a work of art, hand dyed, each stroke strategically placed. These verbs are all in the past tense.
I have learned, for instance, to start looking for a certain sign which is almost invariably manifest within moments after a person becomes a Christian -- their self-centeredness ends, momentarily at least, and they begin to think of someone else. I wonder if you know the difference? The strength of your love and unwavering loyalty to me has provided me with the closest thing to God's embrace here on earth. He was touched with our misery and he came and he wept and he suffered. A little boy in Sunday School was asked to tell the difference between kindness and loving-kindness, because Scripture uses both those words. So the first step is that we are made alive together with Christ. Paul represents it as being done for them, or for their welfare. But God began to move.
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Our cities today are largely great pools of human misery, stirring with hatred and strife, and ready to break out in riot and revolution at a moment's notice. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give. There is one final thing to notice here.
It would always be that way -- every moment of life would be that way -- were it not for God's goodness poured out upon us, to the just and the unjust alike, in his attempt to reach us and arrest us. That is the sign of the love of God. They are uneasy about the thought of God. Praise him in the difficult times, he is faithful. You can escape that only when you come back again to this central truth -- we are alive in Jesus Christ! That is what Paul says is happening.
Bible in Basic English But praise be to God, who puts the same care for you into the heart of Titus. Because they know that it introduces them to the presence of God, and they are afraid of God. New Life Version I thank God that He gave Titus the same desire to help you. We learn to cover it over, we learn to smile and to be sweet, but inwardly we feel resentment at having to conform to someone else's desires. I don't know what your feelings were like at that moment.
We were made alive in Jesus Christ. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. .
That same dramatic, completely contrasting condition occurs within us. He thinks that all hope of deliverance from sin would fade away. You remember that last week we looked together at the opening verses of this chapter to see what the condition of man is, as God sees him, as he actually is in life. Like any wise father, God wants us to learn to be thankful for all the gifts He has given us James 1:17. New International Version Thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you. Leviticus 22:29 King James Version 29. Examples of Unthankfulness and Ingratitude Genesis 3:2-3 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Psalm 147:7 King James Version 7. She has to face more than any child should! This is why non-Christians don't like even the thought of death. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But they are afraid of him. Revelation 7:12 King James Version 12. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.