Posted 2/24/2021 08:16 (#8854753 - in reply to #8854602) Subject: RE: God's plans?
Relationships are the great equalizer. No matter if you live in a 3rd world country with poverty and corruption or Mayberry, if you have all the money in the world or fame, long life, good health, good looks, trophy wife... if you have continually bad relationships due to your actions (and others) then your life will be miserable. And we can honestly say most all of these people choose to put their lives in that dumpster. Gods plan is for us to have perfect relationship although because of our own sin and others sin, at best we can have a relationship where we attempt to be selfless, merciful, patient, forgiving, and loving... meaning even in the midst of sin (any action that if left unaddressed will kill off a relationship between God and/or man) we can still live a great life. The best riches in this world is good relationships with people you love and care about.
We all do it naturally. People bump into someone at the mall and say excuse me, when you meet someone you try to be the kindest you can be... and often withhold things you think might be controversial or mean. All relationships start out this way... selfless and loving. And a LOT of relationships end with selfish prideful unforgiving hurtful and most importantly unrepentant actions. That’s the best representation we have of heaven and hell here on earth. Still Jesus didn’t have perfect relationships here on earth.... not because of his actions but because of others. He didn’t make many friends with the religious leaders... but it wasn’t because he did any thing wrong it’s because they rejected the truth of how to have a good relationship. The same applies to us. Just because a person attempts to go forward with their life on a path God designed for good relationships doesn’t mean they will have a good relationship with everyone. Many people still choose what they want over what’s good for a relationship and it still destroys the relationship