Our inalienable rights–life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness–don't necessarily coincide with the declaration of dependence found in the beatitudes.
I don’t want to live my life resisting what offends me or the things I don’t like. Rather I want to live receiving all of life as from God.
I am seeing life like I rest in the palm of God’s hand and that because I am His, all things in my life are Jesus touching, guiding, and leading me.
If I am eating the fruits of knowledge then I am involved in fixing what God screwed up and manhandling Him to give me what is good.
When I choose to live my life with thanks to God, I make a choice for Life, which liberates me from the Tree of Knowledge.
Despots may scheme and finagle but it's God Himself who places them in leadership. No man can steal what only God Himself endows.
The parable of the unjust judge speaks more about our approach of the Heavenly Father and how we accuse Him. It's believing God is an unjust judge.
The source of most of our stress, if not all of it, is our opinions and judgments, but once I looked at God, He rushed in to extinguish my opinionated fire.
Our utter dependence on Christ is one of our greatest gifts. It frustrates our flesh, offends our pride, and hurts our feelings, it is the making of us.
How can we live a life where our knowledge is Christ? We were created for Christ to be our knowledge and He wants us to enter this reality.
Knowledge is Christ, and knowing apart from Christ is just separation from Christ. All knowing is Christ or it is opinions separating us from Him.
The willful independence of thinking rather than listening has always earned me the same consequences as those received in the Garden—separation from God.