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Submitters Perspective

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Silent Sins

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something good. The human being is impatient.

[40:55]  Therefore, be patient, for GOD’s promise is true, and ask forgiveness for your sin, and glorify and praise your Lord night and day.


[Proverbs 29:11] A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.

[3:133-134]  You should eagerly race towards forgiveness from your Lord and a Paradise whose width encompasses the heavens and the earth; it awaits the righteous, who give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger, and pardoners of the people. GOD loves the charitable.

Pride & Arrogance

[Proverbs 26:12] Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

[57:23]  Thus, you should not grieve over anything you miss, nor be proud of anything He has bestowed upon you. GOD does not love those who are boastful, proud.


[11:56] I have put my trust in GOD, my Lord and your Lord. There is not a creature that He does not control. My Lord is on the right path.

[22:76] He knows their past and their future. To GOD belongs the ultimate control of all matters.

As I said before, the above list is but a few of the silent sins we sometimes tolerate and even protect. Others are even more subtle: What programs do we watch on T.V.? Would the subject matter be pleasing to God? What kind of books and magazines do we read?

Would the subject matter be pleasing to God? What private thoughts come & go in our minds? Would the subject matter be pleasing to God? What kind of music are we listening to? Would the subject matter be pleasing to God?

We are indeed fooling ourselves if we think that we can knowingly hang on to wrong behaviors without consequences.

[41:22-23] There is no way you can hide from your own hearing, your eyes, or your skins. In fact, you thought that GOD was unaware of much of what you do. This kind of thinking about your Lord will cause you to fall, and then you become losers.

In addition to wronging our souls with the illusions of this life, we cheat ourselves out of a great deal of happiness when we ignore God’s guidance. I don’t feel happy when I’m complaining.  I feel stress and anxiety when I become impatient or angry. And failure is usually the outcome when I rely on my own ability without asking God. On the other hand, God fills us with happiness and joy when we strive to be an obedient submitter. 

[10:57-58]  O people, enlightenment has come to you herein from your Lord, and healing for anything that troubles your hearts, and guidance, and mercy for the believers. Say, “With GOD’s grace and with His mercy they shall rejoice.” This is far better than any wealth they can accumulate.

[19:96]  Surely, those who believe and lead a righteous life, the Most Gracious will shower them with love.

[16:97]  Anyone who works righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense (on the Day of Judgment) for their righteous works.


Dear brothers and sisters, let’s each look at our own behavior closely as the days go by and see if we are clinging to any silent sins and wrong behaviors that might be keeping us from moving ahead in our submission—from receiving the full joy of God’s rewards for the righteous. Let’s just give them up! Let us ask God to strengthen our resolve. [Psalms 51:10] Create in me a clean heart, O GOD, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Let’s pray that we will remember to seek refuge in God when we are tempted. [23:97-98]  Say, “My Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whispers of the devils. And I seek refuge in You, my Lord, lest they come near me.”  

And God willing may we always remember to be steadfast. [3:8]  “Our Lord, let not our hearts waver, now that You have guided us. Shower us with Your mercy; You are the Grantor.

Beth H.

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