Radiant Living (#877)

Radiant Living (#877)
Today we’re going to review something we review most every year or two. This was one of Dr. Wierwille’s favorite teachings and one I really enjoyed when I started getting serious about studying the Bible back in High School. This may be very familiar to you, but these are great things to get in your mind. The points we’ll look at are that if you spend all your time thinking about yourself, you’ll be miserable; if you focus all your time on others, you’ll get distracted; but if you focus on God you’ll be peacefully radiant. Let’s start in Psalms 77…
Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20150726. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Look to yourself -> miserable
Psalm 77                      I have considered the days of old; commune with mine own heart (vss 5-6)
Prov 18:2                     A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart discover itself
Look to others -> distracted
Psalm 73                      I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked (vs 3)
II Corinthians 10:12    They measuring themselves by themselves are not wise
Look to God -> peacefully radiant
Psalm 34                     They looked unto him, and were radiant (vs 4 – ASV et al)
Isaiah 26:3                  Perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee
Hebrews 12:2,3          Looking unto Jesus…consider him who endured
Hebrews 3:1               Consider the apostle and high priest…Christ Jesus
II Corinthians 4:18     We look not at the things which are seen, but not seen
Colossians 3:1-2        Set your affection (mind/thoughts) on things above
Conclusion: Love God
Joshua 22:1-5              Be diligent to love the Lord your God
Psalm 62:7-8               Trust in the rock of my strength, my refuge, pour out your hearts before him
Ecclesiastes 12:13      Whole duty of man: fear God and keep his commandments
Matthew 22:34-40      First and great commandment: love God
Romans 8:28               All things work together for good
Radiant Living (#877)

One thought on “Radiant Living (#877)

  1. Peter Lloyd

    I am very blessed to hear this teaching! I had heard teachings in the past that had talked about not focusing on yourself or others but somehow I was not taught or did not hear the part about looking at God and becoming “peacefully radiant.” I think we all can use some peaceful radiance in our lives!
    I also am very happy about the amount of scriptural backup when Bruce teaches God’s word. Bruce’s teachings are simple and easy to be entreated and I am extremely thankful.


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