November 27, 2014

I AM MORE MAN! (not mormon)

Daily Bible Thought #141 – Bible verses on Being a Better Person:

Psalm 71:14  “But I will hope continually and will praise You yet more and more.”

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Oh yes!

I am More Man.  (not mormon)

Oh no!

I am not “More” or “Better” because of me, myself, or I.

And to be clear,

I AM NOT a man who is slowly becoming ‘a god’ through all the ‘good things’ I do in this life.

I AM MORE MAN only because of the what the Lord has done, is doing, and will do in my life.

Bible verses on being a better person
Who of us don’t want “more” IN this life?

Who of us don’t want “more” OUT of this life?
Bible verses on being a better person

ALL OF US want more!

Bible verses on being a better person
We want to HAVE more.

We want to BE more.

We want to LIVE more.

And furtherMORE, who of us don’t want to live foreverMORE?
Bible verses on being a better person

In life, it’s ALL about “More” … and … there is a better way to be a better person!

Bible verses on being a better person
Don’t you want more?  Don’t you want to be better?  But, what more do you want?  How do you want to be better?  And, what ‘type’ of more are you trying to get?  What ‘type’ of better are you trying to be?

Let’s look together at what “more” looks like in this life (and in the life to come).
Bible verses on being a better person

I’m talking about the type of “MORE” that only God can give you in both this life and the “forevermore life”.

Bible verses on being a better person
The type of ‘more’ that God talks about and that He wants to give us is MORE THAN you and I could ever get on our own … MUCH MUCH MORE and ABUNDANTLY MORE and EXCEEDINGLY MORE … way way more and way way better than you and I could ever get for ourselves, by ourselves.

So, here we go …

Let’s see what God says in the Bible about “more” and how to get it … and what it is.

God says that MORE of the ‘good and perfect stuff’, the ‘forevermore stuff’ only comes from only Him.

Trust is where “more” in this life begins (and the next life).

TRUST is the MUST in “more” and “better” …
Bible verses on being a better person

Psalm 4:5-7

“Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD.  There are many who say, ‘Who will show us any good?’  Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.  You have put gladness in my heart, MORE THAN in the season that their grain and wine increased.”

‘More than’ in this life only begins with trust in the Lord.

For us, our ‘sacrifice of righteousness’ is to recognized that we are not … we are NOT righteous.

We MUST trust in the Lord and not in ourselves!
Bible verses on being a better person

Psalm 40:4-8

BLESSED IS THAT MAN WHO MAKES THE LORD HIS TRUST, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.  Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order.  If I would declare and speak of them, they are MORE THAN can be numbered.  Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.  Then I said, ‘Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.  I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.'”

The reason we trust in the Lord is because HIS wonderful works toward us and HIS innumerable thoughts toward us … ‘more than’ we can recount.

It is HIS work and thoughts, NOT ours.

It is HIS work and thoughts, NOT our ‘sacrifice’ and ‘offerings’, that lead us to delight in Him and His will.
Bible verses on being a better person

Psalm 71:14-17

BUT I WILL HOPE (TRUST) CONTINUALLY AND WILL PRAISE YOU yet MORE AND MORE.  My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day, for I do not know their limits.  I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.  O God, You have taught me from my youth and to this day I declare Your wondrous works.”

Again, God says that ‘more and more’ begins by trusting in Him.

Trusting ONLY in His righteousness.  Trusting ONLY in His salvation.  His Only!

I hope you are hoping only in God.

Hope equals trust.
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Hope means ‘the person or things where your expectations are centered’.

Bible verses on being a better person
God has NO LIMITS when it comes to His righteousness and salvation.

You and I better know our limits?

You and I can’t keep ourselves from unrighteous thoughts and works.  You and I can’t make ourselves “better”.

You and I can’t save ourselves.  You and I can’t make ourselves “more”.

If you try to make it on your own, you will NEVER get to “more” … and you’ll NEVER get to the “more and more” … and you’ll NEVER get to the “FOREVERMORE”.
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Psalm 115:11-15,18

“You who fear the Lord, TRUST IN THE LORD; He is their help and their shield.  The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us … He will bless those who fear the Lord, both small and great.  May the Lord give you increase MORE AND MORE, you and your children.  May you be blessed by the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  We will bless the Lord from this time forth and FOREVERMORE. Praise the Lord!”
Bible verses on being a better person

It’s trust or bust for you and I in this life (and the next life).

Bible verses on being a better person
Trust in the Lord!

The LORD is mentioned 8 times in those Bible verses.

THE LORD will increase you MORE AND MORE … and FOREVERMORE.  Not you!  Not I!

I am More Man, but not because of me.

You can be More Man too (or Woman), but not because of you.

There is a better way to be a better person.

Only through the Lord!
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Bible verses on being a better person

Comments

  1. Very true! Thank for sharing!

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