This is a great blessing that comes from being forgiven and having fellowship restored.
If trust in God is to be true, it must be complete. To put half trust in God and half trust in self or something else is really failure to trust the Lord at all. We should endeavor to give God all our conscious trust.
And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.
These pictures show us that the word of God is light and brings light; it doesn’t make things darker or harder to understand. It is a light book, not a dark book.
Why is our affliction light and not heavy? Because even the worst of it, by the measure of eternity, is but for a moment. This is partially true in the sense that most of our troubles come and go, and “this too shall pass"
To seek God with the heart has the idea of passionately seeking Him, seeking Him because you really want to love the Lord. Seeking God with the soul has the idea of seeking God with our mind, will, and emotions; with giving all of ourselves to Him.
Apostle John points out a specific area of sin that especially threatens our fellowship with God: worldliness, to love the world.
This natural instinct to cover sin doesn’t benefit us. It prevents us from being real about our condition before God.