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“You Don’t Love Me. You Love My Accomplishments” — 7 Comments

  1. William I like your poem. It says a lot of about the character that each of us form over the years. Our society insists that we evaluate success on basis of winning. I thought about professional athletes that boasting is a major part of their vocabulary. It shows the lack
    of anything meaningful, like Jesus and His example of living, in their lives. Sadly it is evident in many that are not professional athletes also. Pride comes in many colors, shapes and sizes. Humility however, can not be mistaken for Pride.

    • Paul,

      I agree about the poem! I loved reading it and am still thinking about it. I also like the title of the post because it is something that happens often between parents and children.

      Besides the Bible verses William mentioned, I also like, "The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with Loving kindness I have drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3. God's unconditional love gives us hope, security, and a true self worth. It is because of this love I have a different opinion of myself. The love of God draws us to Him. This has been a favorite Bible verse since I first became a Christian. So no matter what happened to me, I would remember this verse.

      I also like, "I will betroth you to Me forever, Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness and you shall know the Lord. "Hosea 2:19, 20. These verses are an encouragement, so it doesn't matter so much, how other people treat me.

      Thanks William for another great post.

  2. Jesus commended the poor widow not because she gave the least amount but because she was confident and humble enough to give all she had. The rich did well to give their portions but Jesus, who reads our hearts, reserved special praise for the woman who gave so little with complete honesty.

    • I believe it was the gratitude in the heart of the widow that humbled her, and to be able to give only increased her gratitude and her humility. As gratitude grows, humility deepens, and the growing realization and awareness of God's blessings causes an eruption of joy that dominates who we become. Then life is not about the trials, it's all about the Savior's love that enables whatever is needed to overcome them. It's not about how much, or any form of comparison, simply about the boundless love that flows from God for the likes of us pitiful children who live in a hopeless world were it not for Him.

  3. I like that facebook comment. Yes, to be better than I was yesterday, would be good. To be like Jesus, would be best.

  4. I like the facebook comment and the poem. It speaks to me in a loving way just as Jesus speaks to me when I am feeling afraid or alone. Thanks for sharing thoses words of encouragement. I have grown so much spiritually since joining this blog. Thank you Jesus and the team that implemented this sabbath lesson study method.

  5. I love the Adventist church and its teaching. I have been tremendously blessed by the lesson on wisdom this quarter. May God continue to bless those who work so hard to prepare these lessons. Thank you so much.


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