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Christian Men at Work Podcast

Mar 6, 2023

Lessons from Rocky 2
Lessons from Rocky 2.
Pray before work-Prayer from priest before going to fight, prayed that if he gets beat up it won't be too bad
Have a sense of humor
Be humble
Don't see anyone's work as beneath you (carrying spit pails at gym)
Don't put your work before your family
Always built up Adrian and spoke well towards her and about her (heard this is important to always live by)
Put his marriage before his work
Arguing playfully over who they want their kid to be like (each other)
Have a sense of humor
From Rocky 2 - Why do cows wear bells, because their horns don't work

For adversity, which fits in well with the Rocky 2 theme, I have a passage from 2 Cor 4:8-18

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you.

13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

Seeing the Invisible

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

A few observations - if you feel crushed, in despair, forsaken, or destroyed, remember this passage which says we are none of those things, but rather we may be hard-pressed, preplexed, persecuted, and struck down.  I guess the point is not exagerate what's going on in your life and choose your descriptive words with care.
Second, even though our outward man is perishing, our inward man is being renewed day by day.
Third, the things which are seen are temporary and those unseen are eternal. Whis is more important?  Of course, the things which are eternal.  The Bible says to set your mind on things above, not on the things on the earth.
Week 17 Day 3 from Proverbs for Business by Steve Marr