Sy Rogers

Never heard of this guy before but he is a good communicator and talks a lot of sense:

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The gist of a couple that I watched:

The American dream of health and wealth and prosperity in this life is not real and its not Christianity. God’s ways are higher than ours.

The insecure person needs to prove to himself and everyone else that he is valued. He or she is driven to prove their value through sex, business achievements etc. The secure person is a person at rest. They know they are valued.

He made reference to a verse I  don’t remember reading before:

 “If a woman vows a vow to the LORD and binds herself by a pledge, while within her father’s house in her youth, and her father hears of her vow and of her pledge by which she has bound herself and says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand. But if her father opposes her on the day that he hears of it, no vow of hers, no pledge by which she has bound herself shall stand. And the LORD will forgive her, because her father opposed her”. Numbers 30:3-5 (ESV)

Sy applies this to healing memories as we bring them to God. I like the verse because it seems to address a problem that we have where we make a promise that is not a good one. Or someone tricks us into making a promise that binds us. “Promise not to tell anyone…”, “This is our little secret….” etc. I wonder if we can draw the principle from this verse that if we make these bad promises then we can be released from them by going to a higher authority in our lives such as  a parent, a leader. Frankly I think there is a case that sometimes they should be broken anyway (ethics often agonises over the lesser of two evils) but this verse could show that hunch has some validity.

 

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