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Unveiling Emotional Healing From 1Samuel and 2Samuel

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26 pages20 minutes

Summary

This is part of a series of books in which particular verses are picked from books of the bible, and the issues of Emotional Healing are explored, in the light of the mind of God for us.

In this book, we explore four topics, from different verses in the books of 1Samuel and 2Samuel. They are: Anger; Being wrongly suspicious; The balance of instruction and passion in walking with God; and Hope is an antidepressant.

Excerpts:

Anger

“When Peter gave Jesus the resounding assurance that even if all left him he would stand with him, (after Jesus said all of them will be scattered from him, nearing the time of his arrest) Jesus said that that same night before the cock crows twice, Peter will deny him thrice (Mark 14:Matthew ). Peter was his foremost man, who struck someone’s ear with a sword in defence of Jesus, but he could not stay with Jesus as he vowed.

“Do not always expect much from people and you will have less reasons to be angry.”

Being wrongly suspicious

“To be overly suspicious is a sign of spiritual blindness. The Pharisees, looking at Jesus from their lens of suspicion declared that Jesus is from the devil, but Jesus rightly diagnosed them, saying that they are blind (can’t get the accurate picture of things) and would soon fall into the pit (John 9:39-41, Matthew 15:14).”

The balance of instruction and passion in walking with God

“Nothing gets done in the kingdom without some passion for God, which is a major reason why experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit is important. The Holy Spirit injects us with a high dose of the love/passion of God (Romans 5:5). No wonder Jesus could rest assured that the disciple would be firebrand witnesses for him when the Holy Spirit comes upon them (Acts 1:8), causing them to move without stopping with the fearless passion for Him.”

Hope is an antidepressant

“David wrote: why are you depressed, oh my soul? As a solution he said to his soul: hope in God; “for I shall yet praise him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God” (Psalm 42:11). As far as he was concerned, hope is an antidepressant.”

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