2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
At that hour David saw Bathsheba. We are never out of the reach of temptation. Both at home and abroad we are liable to meet with allurements to evil; the morning opens with peril, and the shades of evening find us still in jeopardy. They are well kept whom God keeps, but woe unto those who go forth into the world, or even dare to walk their own house unarmed. Those who think themselves secure are more exposed to danger than any others. The armour-bearer of Sin is Self-confidence. David should have been engaged in fighting the Lord’s battles, instead of which he tarried at Jerusalem, and gave himself up to luxurious repose, for he arose from his bed at eventide. Idleness and luxury are the devil’s jackals, and find him abundant prey. In stagnant waters noxious creatures swarm, and neglected soil soon yields a dense tangle of weeds and briars. Oh for the constraining love of Jesus to keep us active and useful! When I see the King of Israel sluggishly leaving his couch at the close of the day, and falling at once into temptation, let me take warning, and set holy watchfulness to guard the door. Is it possible that the king had mounted his housetop for retirement and devotion? If so, what a caution is given us to count no place, however secret, a sanctuary from sin! While our hearts are so like a tinder-box, and sparks so plentiful, we had need use all diligence in all places to prevent a blaze. Satan can climb housetops, and enter closets, and even if we could shut out that foul fiend, our own corruptions are enough to work our ruin unless grace prevent. Reader, beware of evening temptations. Be not secure. The sun is down but sin is up. We need a watchman for the night as well as a guardian for the day. O blessed Spirit, keep us from all evil, day and night. Amen.
Laut der amerikanischen Zeitung New York Times ist er der einflussreichste Intellektuelle der Gegenwart: Jordan Peterson. Unter anderem mit seinen zwölf Regeln für das Leben fasziniert der Psychologe Tausende, auf YouTube ist er ein Star. Auch die Bibel ist Quelle seiner Erkenntnisse.
Jordan Peterson ist Professor für Psychologie an der Universität von Toronto. Er hat über zwanzig Jahre Erfahrung als Dozent und Psychotherapeut. Mittlerweile ist er aber auch ein Internet-Phänomen, ja ein YouTube-Star. Seine Videos werden millionenfach angeklickt. Fast täglich gibt es neue Clips von Vorträgen, Debatten oder Interviews mit ihm. Seine Fans machen Memes aus Petersons medialen Auftritten. Ein DJ hat Petersons Vorträge gar vertont.
Peterson ist eine faszinierende Persönlichkeit, er scheidet die Geister. Für die einen ist er politischer Aktivist, Advokat für Redefreiheit, liberaler Denker, brillanter Redner oder auch eine YouTube-«Vaterfigur», wie es manchmal unter Kommentaren zu seinen Videos heisst. Hingegen werfen ihm Kritiker vor, patriarchale Ideale zu fördern, reaktionär oder sogar ein Nazi zu sein.
Wie das Leben gelingen kann
Noch vor zwei Jahren war er einem breiten Publikum kaum bekannt. Anfang vergangenen Jahres gab Peterson dem britischen Fernsehsender BBC ein Interview, das in den Sozialen Medien durch die Decke ging. Peterson wurde gefragt zu Themen wie Ermutigung für junge Männer, schwache Männer und starke Frauen in Beziehungen, geschlechtergerechte Bezahlung und die Postmoderne. Aus dem Interview wurde ein Streitgespräch zwischen Peterson und der britischen Journalistin Chaty Newmann. Auf YouTube wurde es mehr als 13 Millionen Mal aufgerufen (zum Video). In Deutschland ist Peterson bisher wenig bekannt. In den Niederlanden, in Skandinavien oder England wird er in Talkshows eingeladen. Die amerikanische New York Times bezeichnete ihn als wichtigsten Intellektuellen der Gegenwart.
Sometimes we will have really bad times; but let us live our lives beautifully, and times shall be good.
Lord, please give us this grace to live life beautifully even in our hard times. ❤️❤️ #lifeisbeautiful#livelifetothefullest
1 927 minutes ago
Have you been feeling like God is telling you it’s your time? Because it is! .
When you have spent time before the father and the Holy Spirit has constantly put it on your heart to do that very thing you’re hesitate to do, it’s God tell you, “Daughter, it’s your time. This is what I prepared you for— get moving!”
Don’t listen to the lesser ( the naysayers) when the Greater is talking (God through the spirit)! Get up and go for it baby girl. 💕
Love, Daughter of the King xoxo
1 2417 hours ago
•FIRST BLOG IS POSTED !!!!😊 Can you tell me something that defines you? —My three things are God, Family and Perseverance. I know with God all things are possible. .
Have you checked out the FIRST blog post!? Click the link in the bio and check it out! Please, feel free to comment and share with your best babe in Christ . .
Let’s continue this year on a positive note! Talk to you soon.
-Daughter of a King
0 92 days ago
Welcome to Daughters of the King (DOK) women’s page! DOK is a blog and women’s groups that help women of all backgrounds and ages to grow in Christ! ✝️ .
This group/ ministry was given to me after wanting to be apart of something BIGGER than myself. As I grow in Christ, I wanted to help others grow in him as while. As I learn, you will learn. As you learn, I will learn. .
A website will be released soon!!! I am super pump to have everyone check out the site but also read the WEEKLY blogs that will help us grow!
Stay tune and thank you for the support of women’s growth in Christ 💕
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2 123 days ago
I was woken out of my sleep, THIRSTY. I looked at the clock (3:16am) and jumped out of my bed to get a bottle of water. I craved for water, almost panting for it than i begin to drink. 3:16 , wow God 3:16. .
* You woke me up to remind me that YOU LOVE ME so much that you gave your one and only begotten son and because I believe in him I shall live forever and not die. God, I thank you for your subtle reminders of how you care for me. I love you too. Thank you for your reminders!
I quenched my thirst and laid in bed just pondering your greatness. God, I pray I will always thirst for you and your goodness, and that you may always quench my thirst! May I always be the deer who panteth for you, your presence and word (Psalms 42:1). 💕 #DaughtersOftheKing#DOK#Redeemed#NotRidiculed#RNR#christianblogger#Christianblog#Christ#Jesus#TheGospel
Back in 2005 I had done this full size 200x100cm Christ painting that I named" Why do doubts arise in your hearts "
It was way before I did the painting program in Florence Academy and got a better idea on how to paint :)) Although i'm still enjoying looking back at a different way of thinking of composition and fresh ambitions of a younger me and remembering how great of a fun and experience it was !
I might return to this subject at some point once again to give it a new try ! ( Figure has been partly painted from a friend of mine but partly from my self in a mirror plus a deapositive of a holy shroud around which I had tryed working to create my version of portrait of Christ ! )
If you might be interested in a print of the whole painting I will gladly make one for you ! DM
6 30412 hours ago
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:13
What's the basis of our happiness? If it's our outward circumstances, we're all in trouble because sooner or later, these aren't going to be too good. Paul said he had learned the secret to living above life's circumstances. That secret was Jesus Christ. Jesus was his assurance that no matter how difficult our problems might be, they were not permanent. No matter how hard life was, Jesus would give him the strength to persevere. Paul is just as sure that Jesus will do this for you and me!
God of glory and might, thank you for the stories of your great power in the Bible. They give me courage and hope when I face my problems. I believe Jesus can deliver me, sustain me, and uphold me through my difficulties today. Please forgive me for those times when I didn't turn to you and honestly talk to you about my struggles. O LORD, I need the strength, the comfort, and the presence of Christ today. In the name of my Savior Jesus, I pray. Amen.