Scripture (in particular the Psalms) commands us repeatedly to "Praise the Lord"; so much so that many wonder if God is the ultimate narcissist. If we dig a little deeper, we will find a God who is not only the opposite of narcissism, but also one who commands praise for our good moreso than His.
Author: Dave Willcock (Dave Willcock)
In Isaiah 57 God speaks through the prophet Isaiah concerning the righteous and wicked. He tells us that He leads us through crisis to restoration and healing; working to bring forth in us the fruit of humilty and contrition.
In 1 Corinthians 14 Paul tells us that we should "eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit", but "especially prophecy". What is the nature of the prophecy Paul is referring to, and how does it work? These are things we want know so we can experience and share in the blessings of the gift of prophecy together.