Many Christians want the glory without the cross, hospital the shining without the burning, the coronation without the crucifixion (I have been crucified in Christ)
Eccles 12:12-13 12 But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. 13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
Our works/Our strength
Job 39:11 “Will you trust Him because His strength is great and leave your labor to Him?
Matthew 10:26 “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Eccles 7:1,3, 1 A good name is better than a good ointment, and the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
Rev. 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
Ps. 33:12,16-18 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.16 The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength. 17 A horse is a false hope for victory; nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope for His lovingkindness,Week Six Day 5
Rev. 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”