Dispositional Perception

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Dispositional: settlement <the disposition of the case> c (1) : the tendency of something to act in a certain manner under given circumstances.

2 Samuel 12:5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.” 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.

(It is amazing how David’s attitude and judgment changed when the shoe was on the other foot. David’s judgment was so harsh and aggressive when David thought the story was against some one else. But when David found out the story was against himself his judgment turned to begging for mercy and grace. When we are in the flesh and not in the spirit we judge and perceive life based on our own best interest rather then God’s best interest. The problem with dispositional perception is that our circumstances are constantly changing. So should what we believe and how we think change every time our situation changes? If what we believe is true it should be true no matter what our circumstance is. The way we perceive life should be based on our eternal and heavenly perception.)

Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

(When I was in prison I noticed the murderers thought they were better then the child molesters, the child molesters thought they were better then the drug dealers, the drug dealers thought they were better then the bank robbers, and the bank robbers thought they were better then the politicians. Every one thinks he is better then others because if they sin they need to justify the sin to be able to enjoy the sin. If we are convicted and tormented about a sin then we no longer have a reason to sin. But God is looking way down from heaven shaking His holy head at us. We all fall short from the Glory of God and need to repent of our sin. Situations and circumstances change but the mind of Christ stays the same!)

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