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Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?

 
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Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
“Your eyes should look straight ahead, yes, fix your gaze straight ahead of you.”—PROV. 4:25.

1-2. How can we follow the advice found at Proverbs 4:25? Give an example.

IMAGINE the following scenarios. An elderly Christian sister reflects on good times from her past. Even though her life is more challenging now, she continues to do all she can for Jehovah. (1 Cor. 15:58) Every day she imagines herself and her loved ones living together in the promised new world. Another sister remembers that she was hurt by a fellow believer, but she chooses to let go of her resentment. (Col. 3:13) A brother is keenly aware of his past mistakes but focuses on staying faithful from now on.—Ps. 51:10.

2 What do these three Christians have in common? All of them remember what happened in their past, but they are not living in it. Rather, they “look straight ahead” to the future.—Read Proverbs 4:25.
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Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
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After being baptized, Jesus immediately came up from the water; and look! the heavens were opened up, and he saw God’s spirit descending like a dove and coming upon him. 17 Look! Also, a voice from the heavens said: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.” Mt3:13 What is the consequence for contradicting God?
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
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What is the consequence for contradicting God?
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2 Cor 3:16-4:5
the veil is removed in Christ.
whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
the Lord is the Spirit.
we preach Jesus Christ as Lord,"
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
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What is the consequence for contradicting God?
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2 Cor 3:16-4:5
the veil is removed in Christ.
whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
the Lord is the Spirit.
we preach Jesus Christ as Lord,"

Romans 10:13
for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Lev 24:16
Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death.
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Eph 1:20-21
20he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Romans 10:13
for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
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Those are fine scriptures but if you continue spamming this thread incoherently you will be banned. Start your own random focus thread.
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Not random, not spam.

Deal with it. Cultist.
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3. Why do we need to “look straight ahead” to the future?

3 Why is it important to “look straight ahead” to the future? Just as a person cannot walk in a straight line if he is constantly looking back, we cannot move forward in our service to Jehovah if we are constantly looking back on our past.—Luke 9:62.
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4. What will we discuss in this article?

4 In this article, we will discuss three traps that could cause us to live in the past. * They are: (1) nostalgia, (2) resentment, and (3) excessive guilt. In each case, we will see how Bible principles can help us, not to dwell on “the things behind,” but to stretch forward to “the things ahead.”—Phil. 3:13.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
THE TRAP OF NOSTALGIA
An older brother, a sister, and a young brother each pulling on a separate rope. The ropes are labeled ‘nostalgia,’ ‘resentment,’ and ‘excessive guilt’.

What can hinder us from looking straight ahead to the future? (See paragraphs 5, 9, 13) *

5. What trap does Ecclesiastes 7:10 warn us against?

5 Read Ecclesiastes 7:10. Notice that this verse does not say that it is wrong to ask: “Why were the former days good?” Good memories are a gift from Jehovah. Rather, the verse reads: “Do not say, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’” In other words, the trap lies in comparing our earlier circumstances with our present circumstances and concluding that everything is worse now. Another Bible translation renders this verse: “Never ask, ‘Oh, why were things so much better in the old days?’ It’s not an intelligent question.”
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Can we already ban this tard ass?
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Can we already ban this tard ass?
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Thanks for your contribution.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
That they aren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses?
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
That they aren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses?
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That's a good one.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
After leaving Egypt, what mistake did the Israelites make? (See paragraph 6)

6. Why is it unwise to keep thinking that our life was better in the past? Give an example.

6 Why is it unwise to keep thinking that our life was better in the past? Nostalgia can cause us to remember only good things from our past. Or it can cause us to minimize the hardships we used to face. Consider, for example, the ancient Israelites. After leaving Egypt, they quickly forgot how hard their life had been there. Instead, they focused on the good food they had enjoyed. They said: “How fondly we remember the fish that we used to eat without cost in Egypt, also the cucumbers, the watermelons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic!” (Num. 11:5) But was it really “without cost” that they ate that food? No. The Israelites paid a heavy price; at the time, they were being severely oppressed as slaves in Egypt. (Ex. 1:13, 14; 3:6-9) Yet, they later forgot about those hardships and longed for the past. They chose to focus on “the good old days” instead of focusing on the positive things that Jehovah had just done for them. Jehovah was not pleased with their attitude.—Num. 11:10.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
5. What trap does Ecclesiastes 7:10 warn us against?

5 Read Ecclesiastes 7:10. Notice that this verse does not say that it is wrong to ask: “Why were the former days good?” Good memories are a gift from Jehovah. Rather, the verse reads: “Do not say, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’” In other words, the trap lies in comparing our earlier circumstances with our present circumstances and concluding that everything is worse now. Another Bible translation renders this verse: “Never ask, ‘Oh, why were things so much better in the old days?’ It’s not an intelligent question.”
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
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After being baptized, Jesus immediately came up from the water; and look! the heavens were opened up, and he saw God’s spirit descending like a dove and coming upon him. 17 Look! Also, a voice from the heavens said: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.” Mt3:13 What is the consequence for contradicting God?
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So God cant be in more than one place at a time?
I thought he was omnipresent and all powerful.

If he is...WHATS so hard about Him being in heaven and ALSO being on earth incarnate as Jesus at the SAME TIME?

And also being the inventor of time itself...who is to really say it WAS "at the same time" as WE percieve time?

Everyone must think God lives in a little limited man created box or something.
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Well?^^^^

No answer?
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Jesus is the Holy Spirit.
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After being baptized, Jesus immediately came up from the water; and look! the heavens were opened up, and he saw God’s spirit descending like a dove and coming upon him. 17 Look! Also, a voice from the heavens said: “This is my Son, the beloved, whom I have approved.” Mt3:13 What is the consequence for contradicting God?
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So God cant be in more than one place at a time?
I thought he was omnipresent and all powerful.

If he is...WHATS so hard about Him being in heaven and ALSO being on earth incarnate as Jesus at the SAME TIME?

And also being the inventor of time itself...who is to really say it WAS "at the same time" as WE percieve time?

Everyone must think God lives in a little limited man created box or something.
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Omnipresent/conscious I don't know but he was not incarnate as Jesus. God was in heaven when Jesus was on earth

"Jesus spoke these things, and raising his eyes to heaven, he said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your son so that your son may glorify you, 2just as you have given him authority over all flesh, so that he may give everlasting life to all those whom you have given to him. 3This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. 4I have glorified you on the earth, having finished the work you have given me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was." Jo17
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Well?^^^^

No answer?
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Can you figure it out?
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Well?^^^^

No answer?
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Can you figure it out?
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I did.

Was just wondering if YOU could.
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No disrespect man, only love, there's serious issues with Jehovah's Witness theology.

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses and what are their beliefs?
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You do realize it's YHWH not Jehovah, right?
JKW or not, good advice.
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Well?^^^^

No answer?
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Can you figure it out?
 Quoting: DGN


I did.

Was just wondering if YOU could.
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All three are dragging griefs from the past.
All three are dragging baggage from the past, well who isn't, the article encourages this


Digging it?

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You do realize it's YHWH not Jehovah, right?
JKW or not, good advice.
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I doubt if either or any other is how the Hebrews pronounced the divine name which is currently different in most languages, which appears to be of no concern to God, so long as it specifically distinguishes him from demonic imposters..
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6 Why is it unwise to keep thinking that our life was better in the past? Nostalgia can cause us to remember only good things from our past. Or it can cause us to minimize the hardships we used to face. Consider, for example, the ancient Israelites. After leaving Egypt, they quickly forgot how hard their life had been there. Instead, they focused on the good food they had enjoyed. They said: “How fondly we remember the fish that we used to eat without cost in Egypt, also the cucumbers, the watermelons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic!” (Num. 11:5) But was it really “without cost” that they ate that food? No. The Israelites paid a heavy price; at the time, they were being severely oppressed as slaves in Egypt. (Ex. 1:13, 14; 3:6-9) Yet, they later forgot about those hardships and longed for the past. They chose to focus on “the good old days” instead of focusing on the positive things that Jehovah had just done for them. Jehovah was not pleased with their attitude.—Num. 11:10.
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7. What helped one sister to avoid the trap of nostalgia?

7 How can we avoid the trap of nostalgia? Consider the example of a sister who began serving at Brooklyn Bethel in 1945. Some years later, she married a fellow Bethelite, and they served there together for many years. However, in the mid-1970’s, her husband became ill. She said that when he realized that his death was near, he gave her some good advice to help her cope with widowhood. He said to her: “We’ve had a happy marriage. Many people never experience that.” But he also urged her: “Don’t live in the past—although your memories will continue. Time will help you to heal. Don’t become bitter and feel sorry for yourself. Be glad you had these joys and blessings. . . . Memories are God’s gift to us.” Do you not agree that this was good advice?
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Can you post about Guilt thanks

You posted about nostalgia and stuff

I would like to read about guilt

Thanks
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Can you post about Guilt thanks

You posted about nostalgia and stuff

I would like to read about guilt

Thanks
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Guilt is a feature of the conscience unique to humans, to help us be like God and ensure civilization. Still no one is sin/guilt free but if we honestly work at resisting sin Jehovah has provision for us.

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Can our sins be forgiven?

Gaining God’s approval is not too difficult

According to the Bible, all humans are sinners. We inherited the tendency to sin from the first man, Adam. Thus, we sometimes do bad things and may later regret what we did. God’s Son, Jesus Christ, paid for our sins by dying for us. His ransom sacrifice made forgiveness possible. It is a gift from God.—Read Romans 3:23, 24.

Some people have committed gross sins and wonder whether God can forgive them. Happily, the Word of God says: “The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) Jehovah willingly forgives even serious sins if we have a proper, repentant attitude.—Read Isaiah 1:18.
What must we do to be forgiven?

If we want Jehovah God to forgive us, we need to learn about him—to understand his ways, his advice, and his requirements. (John 17:3) Jehovah generously forgives those who repent of their misconduct and try to change.—Read Acts 3:19.

Gaining God’s approval is not too difficult for us. Jehovah understands our weaknesses. He is merciful and kind. Does not his loving-kindness make you want to learn more about how to please him?—Read Psalm 103:13, 14.
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Dude nobody cares.

Your literally the only one posting.

Just like to listen to yourself?

Take your fkn bible study to an actual BIBLE STUDY WEBSITE.

Were about TRUTH here, and there just isnt much in your bible.
I wont deny that my role here is to deny....
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Dude nobody cares.

Your literally the only one posting.

Just like to listen to yourself?

Take your fkn bible study to an actual BIBLE STUDY WEBSITE.

Were about TRUTH here, and there just isnt much in your bible.
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WRONG

This is the most useful post I have read on the site today.

God Bless you OP
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Re: Look straight ahead to the future. Pr4:25 What do these 3 examples of Christians grieving their past or present have in common?
Dude nobody cares.

Your literally the only one posting.

Just like to listen to yourself?

Take your fkn bible study to an actual BIBLE STUDY WEBSITE.

Were about TRUTH here, and there just isnt much in your bible.
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is this false?
First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his?c Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.” 5 For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God;e 6 and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water. 7 But by the same word the heavens and the earth that now exist are reserved for fire and are being kept until the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly people. 2Pe3





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