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You don’t know what you’re talking about.”One of the great things about being in love is how often you receive a boatload of validation.
Then Achish called David and said to him, "As the LORD lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army are pleasing in my sight; for I have not found evil in you from the day of your coming to me to this day.
Nevertheless, you are not pleasing in the sight of the lords.
Do we always need to receive validation from others? First and foremost, you need to give it to yourself.
No wonder your self-confidence plummets along with those loving feelings.
"Now therefore return and go in peace, that you may not displease the lords of the Philistines." David said to Achish, "But what have I done?
And what have you found in your servant from the day when I came before you to this day, that I may not go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king? After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he left to go to Macedonia.
" Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it to another; and this was the manner of attestation in Israel.
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
An extra bonus to self-praise is that you can acknowledge what you didn’t do.
This material is also available as a free MP3 recording here: Bible Validity: How to Test Bible Claims Over the years I have observed various ways people have tried to use to prove that the Bible - or some other religious standard - is or is not true.