Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin

Is Problem Solving A Skill? Advice From The Wealthiest And Wisest, King Solomon!

Words are the substance of thoughts and that putting our thoughts together reveal who we are and what we think.

“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent” according to the word of Gold.

They will use words to deceive you and accomplish what they desire through lying, flattery, deceit, manipulation, smooth talk, scheming as they lie to you for the sake of self-promotion.

They have an ultimate goal to deceive us by using words that flatter those individuals who are s listening.

Don’t let your guard down, they have a reason and a purpose behind their deception toward you that they will use it against you at the proper time.

The word “desire” is the Hebrew verb ‎‘avah (aw-vaw’); which means to lust after something they have, to covet or be desirous and lustful of what they see that others have.

As you look around the place that they live in, and desire all the “stuff” that they possess, remember that they normally cheat and steal from others with self-justification as their excuse.

Their house is not a home; it is a treasure chest that they got from stealing from others.

A real decision to go forward with God is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action.

One of the secrets believers have is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.

“The only problem we really have is we think we’re not supposed to have problems! Problems call us to higher level- – face & solve them now!”

“All my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living that I now enjoy.”

The key is not to quit but to continue.

I have learned, not through the coronavirus, but in my heart that we all need to be reminded of the fact that we usually I need to improve on our MAT 7:7-8, passage which says.

I have learned that I don’t have certain prayers and certain needs met because I try everything except to ask – to ask God in prayer.

The problem is some of us are ashamed to ask the Lord for certain things because we feel embarrassed for whatever we are asking for because it seems to be so far-fetched that we have no idea what we should do.

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.”

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more for our Lord instead of just letting time go by.”

Seven more books in the Catholic Bible — Baruch, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Sirach, Tobit and Wisdom — all seven of these are not included in the Protestant version of the Old Testament.

What does matter is that we resist the Roman Catholic Bible because it  has passages like Tobit 4:7-11, that teach that the giving of money can deliver a soul from Sheol or discipline from God.

When we started the “New Year” we all expected a New Life and then things did not turn out the way that it should, however you can still decide today who you will become, what you will give to others and the Lord and how you will live.”

He or she thinks within themselves more highly about themselves and  they will use words to deceive those who are listening.

One reason so few believers achieve what they truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never stay concentrated on our power, going from one way to another.

1Sa 16:7  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

JOH 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

2CO 10:7  You are looking at things as they are outwardly.

It’s what they think that determines who they really are.

The ultimate goal and result is found in PRO 23:8  You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”

It is not what we get but who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”

“People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.”

  1. There is nothing reliable in what they say.

  2. Their inward part is to destroy their prey.

  3. Their throat is an open grave.

  4. They flatter with their tongue.

The flatterers mouth is an open sepulcher (place of dead flesh) and their real problem is their thoughts.

Those who use words to accomplish their goal are said to be smooth and deceitful; Psa 55:21.

Notice in verse 21, their words are smoother than butter and softer than oil and they use words very kindly to attack others that they despise.

Believer’s whose hearts are not with God are considered to flatter others with their mouth filled with words of deception.

In Exo 20:7, they take the name of the Lord in vain by enticing and deceiving others with words.

At most, they are puppets or plagiarist who copy others through personality imitation.

  1. a)  Free will – they make decisions to benefit themselves.

  2. b) Emotion – they appreciate themselves.

  3. c) Self-conscious – conscious of themselves.

  4. d) Mentality – his thoughts = how good he is

  5. e) Conscience – morals and values that all promote self.

  1. The Brownnoser

  2. The yes man (he agrees to anything – than stabs you in the back

  3. The Sweet talker

  4. The Deceiver

  5. The Complementor

6.The backslapper. (backstabber…they smile in your face).

  1. The Backstabber.

Without words, we cannot think.

With the wrong words, we cannot express ourselves as we want to at times.

The point is that Words have significance and meaning.

Negative thinking produces negative thoughts that express negative words.

Positive thinking will produce positive thoughts which is usually positive words of edification that we all need to hear every now and then.

There are many believers who are involved with pessimism, which is the tendency to take the most unfavorable view of situations, or to expect the worst outcome in any circumstances.

The positive believer has the tendency or habit of seeing and expecting the good in things; looking on the bright side; anticipating favorable results; hopefulness.

They perceived the positive work of God the Father in PHI 1:6.

They perceived the positive work of God in the Apostle Paul; Phi 1:20.

Positive motivation of  Paul;  PHI 1:21  For me, living is Christ, likewise dying is profit. = Those are positive, thoughts, words, and-or actions from the life that Paul lived.

How much more positive could Paul be when he said in PHI 2:3  Do nothing motivated by contentiousness or ambitious pride, but with humility of mind let each of you keep on considering one another as more important than himself;

PHI 2:4  do not merely be regarding your own personal interests, but also for the personal interests of others.

Think positive and you will think like this: PHI 2:5  “Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus,”

How much more positive can you get then to have the power and the energy to think like Paul in Phi 2:7  “but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men.”

Our Lord’s positive attitude was also found in PHI 2:8-11,   In fact, although having being discovered in outward appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of spiritual death, that is the death of the cross. Therefore also the God has highly exalted Him to the maximum, and bestowed on Him the name or rank which is above every name, By means of the office, rank and dignity belonging to Jesus, every knee should bow, in heaven, on earth and under the earth. and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, resulting in the glory of God the Father.

Paul’s positive attitude in Phi 2:13-14, for it is God [the Holy Spirit] who is at work in you, both to will [give you motivation] and to work [He gives you the ability to execute] above and beyond His good pleasure. he said  Keep on doing all things without complaining, grumbling or arguing;

In Phi 4:4  Keep on having perfect happiness by means of the Lord at all times; Once more I repeat the command, keep on having perfect happiness.

In Phi 4:6-8,  Stop worrying about anything, but in every circumstance through prayer and through supplication for personal needs after thanksgivings let your requests or petitions be revealed to the God. In fact, that spiritual peace and prosperity from the source of the God, which surpasses or rises above and beyond all comprehension, shall garrison your hearts [right lobes] also your motivation minds in Christ Jesus. From now on, members of the Royal family of God, whatever is true [doctrinal], whatever is honorable [noble], whatever is just [just], whatever is pure [of proper motivation] whatever personal loves exist, whatever is commendable, if there is any virtue [and there is for the mature believer says the first-class condition] and if anything worthy of praise [and there is for the mature believer says the first class condition], be concentrating on these things.

Here’s some principles concerning the optimist or the pessimist and the relationship that they have to one another and the different reactions or responses that they have to use in times of disaster and chaos.

DEU 32:4  “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

For in DEU 32:4, the Lord is not like a Rock, but

  1. He is the Rock.

  2. His work is perfect.

  3. All His ways are just.

  4. He is a God of faithfulness.

  5. He is without injustice.

  6. He is Righteous.

  7. He is upright.

NVTD = Giving place to negative thinking bears bad fruit.

NVTD = If you give place to negative thoughts, you will become a negative person; Pro 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

NVTD = Pro 15:13b  Sad and negative thoughts weaken our spirits and lead to discouragement. By sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.

NVTD = To those whose hearts and minds are filled with negative thoughts, they usually spread them by voicing them with their NVTD.

NVTD =  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil:

NVTD = Negative thinking is not walking in “newness of life,” but in the old carnal nature which is against God.

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity [hostile] against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

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