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  • Can a man forget how to ride a bike ?

    This video shows us we do not know or understand many things about ourselves.

    We do most everything with a bias. It takes a lot of time and effort to change that bias.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2

    Please ponder this truth for a few days. Please pray about it and see what The Lord will reveal to you.

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    Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
    This video shows us we do not know or understand many things about ourselves.

    We do most everything with a bias. It takes a lot of time and effort to change that bias.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2

    Please ponder this truth for a few days. Please pray about it and see what The Lord will reveal to you.
    Once we learn something that we think is true. It is very difficult to learn that is no longer true.

    This man learned how to ride a normal bike. He thought he could just apply the new rules, but his mind would not allow him to do so.

    A bias is very difficult to overcome.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post

      Once we learn something that we think is true. It is very difficult to learn that is no longer true.

      This man learned how to ride a normal bike. He thought he could just apply the new rules, but his mind would not allow him to do so.

      A bias is very difficult to overcome.
      This also applies to spiritual truth. Once a person accepts something as true and their experience tends to reinforce that to them, it is almost impossible for them to accept something other than that doctrine.

      Like the engineer in the video who took 8 weeks to learn the ride the "opposite" bike, it takes a lot of time and effort to accept another doctrine even though it may seem obvious by the scriptures. They will continue to go back to the old way of thinking, even though it is error, instead of believing what the scriptures plainly say.

      But the truth was that the '"opposite" bike could not be ridden by turning the handlebars the same way and that was clearly obvious by just looking at the fork stem with the gears on it. Also a person could easily turn the bars and see that the handlebars turned the wheel in a different way then the bike they were used to riding.

      But their brain just could not accept that the bike steered that way and still tried to steer it the old way.
      Last edited by Lou Newton; July 3, 2016, 04:07 PM.

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      • #4
        The more I think about this video, the more profound that I see it is.

        We humans think we are so smart because compared to other animals, we are.

        BUT as the video shows we have huge limitations and are so far from the ability of God that we look very stupid in comparison.

        Even though the engineer could see that the bike had to be turned the opposite direction, he could not convince his mind that was true.

        His brain insisted on using the old method of riding a bike, even though he knew it would not work.

        We have no reason to be arrogant, but every reason to be humble.

        James 4:6
        But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."

        Proverbs 29:23
        One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

        Matthew 23:12
        Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

        Luke 14:11
        For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

        Isaiah 66:2
        All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

        Proverbs 11:2
        When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

        1 Peter 5:5
        Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

        Proverbs 15:33
        The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

        Proverbs 16:18
        Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

        Luke 18:14
        I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

        Isaiah 2:11-12
        The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up—and it shall be brought low;

        Proverbs 18:12
        Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

        Matthew 18:4
        Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

        Job 40:12
        Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand.

        Isaiah 57:15
        For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

        Deut 8:16
        who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.

        Daniel 5:20-21
        But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him. He was driven from among the children of mankind, and his mind was made like that of a beast, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will.

        2 Chronicles 32:25-26
        But Hezekiah did not make return according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was proud. Therefore wrath came upon him and Judah and Jerusalem. But Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

        Matthew 5:3
        “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

        Job 22:29
        For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’; but he saves the lowly.

        2 Chronicles 33:23-24
        And he did not humble himself before the Lord, as Manasseh his father had humbled himself, but this Amon incurred guilt more and more. And his servants conspired against him and put him to death in his house.

        Acts 12:23
        Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.

        Daniel 4:30-37
        and the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” While the words were still in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, “O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you, and you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. And you shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will.” Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws. At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;

        2 Chronicles 33:10-12
        The Lord spoke to Manasseh and to his people, but they paid no attention. Therefore the Lord brought upon them the commanders of the army of the king of Assyria, who captured Manasseh with hooks and bound him with chains of bronze and brought him to Babylon. And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

        Deuteronomy 8:2-3
        And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

        We have no reason to be arrogant. We should approach every situation with deep humility and seek The Lord Jesus for the answer, and then wait for Him to answer.


        Last edited by Lou Newton; July 4, 2016, 03:15 PM.

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