The dictionary defines worship as: “reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. Or it could mean an adoring reverence or regard; for example an excessive worship of money.”
Pride is either a feeling of self-esteem from one’s accomplishments or abilities; or it can be arrogant behavior, conduct or an exaggerated feeling of one’s dignity or importance. It is the latter definition that is of interest here.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret – it only causes harm.” Psalm 37:7-8.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him”, as J. Vernon McGee used to say, “This is where the rubber meets the road”. All the trusting, dwelling, doing good, and delighting in these verses culminate in this, “Rest”.
This post is in response to a question that came out of a prior post, dated 12-7-15, “Long Division”.
In a brief discussion about the Inquisition the statement was made:
“The Inquisition began circa 1100 but did not reach its height of cruelty until it was established in 1229 A.D. and was in force about 600 years, and still exists on paper since 1965 under a new name, waiting to be used again.”
While the rapture of the church is anticipated by Christians all over the world there is a great deal of confusion about it, both by believers and those who reject Christ. Yet, it is vital that you understand it right now.