Viral Wisdom For Men

Understanding Differences In People

pexels-photo-129859

We are all products of our own individual upbringing and experiences so it is completely natural that we will all have differences in opinions on a wide range of issues. The world would be a very different place if we were all the same and it’s the incredible diversity among people throughout the world that makes it such a wonderful place. Unfortunately, many people put up barriers to protect themselves instead of opening themselves up to others. This, in turn, leads to a mistrust of others regardless of color, religion, gender or any other stereotypical excuse given as to why we fear others.

On a global scale, this is often in wars that we see around the world and in an increase in terrorist activities. We all know that these kinds of responses only really fuel further mistrust yet, even in our own immediate environments such as the workplace or even in our local pub, we all tend to congregate in our little groups without giving much thought to others around us. In Philippians 2:3-4, the scripture tells us that, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or

We all know that these kinds of responses only really fuel further mistrust and even in our own immediate environments, such as a workplace or even in a local place, we all tend to congregate in our little groups without giving much thought to others around us. In Philippians 2:3-4, the scripture tells us that, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others,” meaning we should accept each other’s interests and not of our own selfish ways. Once we accept people’s interests, we will value their overall being.

When we get to learn about others and respect our similarities and our differences, we get to learn so much more about the world and about ourselves and this helps us to grow spiritually, instead of stagnating. It also opens doors to many other opportunities, such as friendships, work prospects, travel possibilities, or a wider understanding of the world in which we live.

So, my dear friends, it is very important that we accept and value each other’s interests and understand the differences in people.

God Bless

 

Michael's Daily Wisdom · Viral Wisdom For Men

God Is Merciful

sunrise-sky-blue-sunlight-67832

God being merciful to us basically means that when we deserve His punishment, He does not only punish us but instead, He bless us. Throughout the Bible, God gives many illustrations of His mercy. God fully demonstrates His mercy in His beloved son, Jesus Christ. God was merciful to King Solomon in 1 Kings 11:13, where God showed mercy towards Solomon when He did not take away the whole kingdom from Solomon, and will instead give it to one of the tribes of his father King David for the sake of Jerusalem, which God has chosen.

Another illustration of God’s mercy is found in Matthew 18:23–27. In this parable, Jesus describes a rich ruler who was owed a large sum of money. The ruler ordered that money be collected, but then the debtor came and begged for mercy.

The ruler, in turn, graciously forgives the debtor. Here is the point: we owed God a debt we could never repay, and He has freely forgiven us that debt in Christ! Interestingly, after the ruler in the parable forgives the debt, the person who owed the money refuses to forgive someone else. The ruler then judges that ungrateful person. God requires us to be merciful and forgiving to others here on earth (see Matthew 6:15).
We who have been forgiven so much, have no right to withhold forgiveness from others. Because of His love for us, God wants us to be with Him. His mercy is required for that to take place, which is an inseparable connection between God’s love and mercy.
Jesus laid down His life and became the sacrificial lamb (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29) so that God’s mercy could be extended to us. Instead of punishing us for our sins, God allowed His Son to take the condemnation of this world in our place. That is the ultimate act of God’s mercy.
So, my dear friends, I challenge you to graciously forgive each other and show endless mercy as God showed His mercy towards us. Never feel ashamed about how you look or act in front of other people. Be the light of the world and never lose sight of your purpose. God is always watching our every move and we should be more mindful of how we treat each other daily.
Thank you for reading this post and stay tuned for more!
Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!
God Bless!
Michael's Daily Wisdom · Viral Wisdom For Men

God Is Faithful

pexels-photo-133016

The faithfulness of God is true and has been proven many times. In the “Holy Scriptures,” we can see that God is faithful and His Word is true. In Hebrews 6:18, the scripture tells us, “God cannot lie, nor can He break an unconditional promise that He says He will fulfill,” meaning every covenant God made is kept. Every promise or foretelling has or will come true. Testimony after testimony of God’s faithfulness is certainly found throughout the Bible and is still given in testimonies by people today. The faithfulness of God is evident in His relationship with the Hebrew/Jewish people. God made a covenant with Abraham and has never withdrawn what He has promised.

Though the Jewish people have been scattered around the world, God promised they would return to the land He promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all of their descendants (Zechariah 8:7-8). God is so faithful that anyone who seeks Him can find Him. Faith is a gift, but even a gift must be opened to be enjoyed. As we implement our faith, we begin to realize more and more about God’s faithfulness to us. Our God is a faithful God and there is no other that can do all He can and has done. Above all things, God loves for us to demonstrate faith (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is trusting in the character of God before we see how He is going to work things out. He has given us His Word, and His promises still stand.
As we see the way He brings His promises to fulfillment, our trust in His faithfulness grows. Just as our trust in other people grows with daily interaction, our trust in God grows the same way. We trust Him when we know Him, and to know Him is to trust Him. When we know Him, we can rest in His goodness, even when we do not understand the circumstances that seem to contradict it. We can trust that God’s plan for us will prevail (Proverbs 19:21). As a child trusts a loving father, we can trust our heavenly Father to always do what is right.

Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!
Michael's Daily Wisdom · Viral Wisdom For Men

God’s Grace

pexels-photo-92953

We can all extend grace toward others, but when the word grace is used in connection with God, it takes on a more powerful meaning. Grace is God choosing to bless us rather than curse us. It is God’s kindness to the undeserving. In Ephesians 2:8, the scripture tells us, “For by grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves,” meaning the only way any of us can enter into a relationship with God is will be by His grace toward us. Grace began in the “Garden of Eden” when God punished the snake to cover the sins of both Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21). God could have put away both Adam and Eve for their disobedience. Rather than destroying them, He chose to make a way for them to be right with Him.

That pattern of grace continued throughout the “Old Testament” when God instituted blood sacrifices as an atonement for sinful men. It was not the physical blood of those sacrifices that cleansed sinners; it was the grace of God that forgave those who trusted in Him (Hebrews 10:4; Genesis 15:6). Sinful men showed their faith by offering sacrifices that God required of them. The apostle Paul began many of his letters with the phrase, “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:3). God is the instigator of grace, and it is from Him that all other grace flows.
God shows both mercy and grace, but they are not the same. Mercy withholds a punishment we deserve; grace gives a blessing we do not deserve. In mercy, God chose to cancel our sins by sacrificing His perfect Son in our place (Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21). He also goes even further than mercy and extends grace to His enemies (Romans 5:10). Grace is God giving the greatest treasure to the least deserving—which is every one of us!

Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!
Michael's Daily Wisdom · Viral Wisdom For Men

Spiritual Awareness

pexels-photo-28340

Spiritual awareness comes through a daily practice of inward-focus, awareness, openness and a willingness to raise ourselves above its usual level. Normally, most of us are concerned with everyday worries, joys, routines, and annoyances – the bills, the job, home maintenance, relationship issues, child rearing, pet care, family, lifestyle, etc. As busy as that is, it can make for an incomplete life experience. When you add spiritual practice to your life and develop your spiritual awareness, your life will become richer and more fulfilling. To some, spiritual awareness is a connection to one’s own soul. To others, it is the knowledge of what is happening in the spiritual realm all around us. There is no doubt that the spiritual realm is real (Matthew 17:18).

Spiritual awareness can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the spirit in question and the motive of the person seeking the awareness. Connection to evil spirits is not beneficial. Unfortunately, evil spirits often present themselves as beings of light and knowledge, and “even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). Jesus, of course, had spiritual awareness. Jesus knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person (John 2:24–25). Jesus knew the hypocrisy of those who came to entrap Him (Mark 12:15) and had all knowledge of the spiritual forces at work in the world (Luke 22:31). All believers should possess a certain amount of spiritual awareness.
Our spiritual awareness is the result of Christ’s redemption. In Christ, we have a whole new perspective on life and what it means for us. We know there is more to life than what we can see, hear, and touch; our existence is not limited to the material realm. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). There is a spiritual reality, and as God’s children, we should always be aware of it. So, my dear friends, it is imperative that we practice our spiritual awareness daily and be the light of the world.
Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!
Michael's Daily Wisdom · Viral Wisdom For Men

Have No Fear

 

pexels-photo-41102 (1)

We all know that fear is a basic human emotion that we have within us and we constantly live in the grip of fear, worry, and anxiety in our daily lives. If we worry ourselves too much about fear, we will certainly fear rejection by people we love every day. We all think about our own death from time to time. The question we all think about is, when will it happen and under what circumstances? If we are wise, we would not focus on death, but only focus on God, for he is the giver of life. I am not surprised that fear of failure comes at the top for many people. Also, we sometimes ask ourselves how frustrating it might feel for us to waste time on this earth? It is terrible to think that our life was a bust because it did not turn out the way we hoped it would.

Somewhere along the way, God is waiting for us to call upon him and ask for his help. In Isaiah 41:10, the scripture tells us, “Fear not, for I am with you,” meaning we should have no fear if God is with us. God knew we would all wrestle with fear sooner or later. What do you do when your fears seem to be winning the day? What if you pray and God still has not come through for you? If you are like most people, you begin to lose hope, and you wonder why you bothered to pray in the first place. Deep in the soil of your heart, little seeds of doubt take root, growing up into a harvest of frustration and anger. It happens to most of us every day. Some of the best men and women of the Bible struggled with their inner doubts when their fears overcame them, but with God’s guidance and commands, they were lifted up and help saved our people from danger.

So, my dear friends, it is imperative that we lose the fear from within us and fear God. If you are at a crossroad in your life, I encourage you to move forward. Do not stand still in terror and take God’s hand. God wants to deliver you from all of your fears, so have no fear.

If you do not remember anything else from this article, remember that fear is not from God, but from Satan.

Remember, God will bless you more abundantly!