Sunday, January 13, 2013

the living word...

Interesting Bible study at the Cain's in lieu of services today.  The first lesson was that the Bible is not just a book...a book of history.  Each time you open it up to read - God is speaking directly to you.  I like this concept and accept it through faith.  It makes for a much more immersive reading experience.  If you listen very carefully - you can hear the words spoken to you as you read them.  This is what God said to me today.

Proverbs 12: 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7 The wicked are overthrown , and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand . 8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.9 He that is despised , and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.  

8 comments:

Carl D Jones said...

Amen!

Dizzy-Dick said...

And I second that Amen.

Ron K said...

As when Peter and the rest of the disciples were admonished after Jesus rose, they were told not to speak of this man, Jesus. Obviously, they listened to Jesus' directive to spread what they've seen and heard, and chose to not listen to their captors who said to refrain from speaking of Him.

Glad that you, even though you were admonished, at least in some way by your readers,you continue to speak of this man Jesus, regardless.

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Allen Hare said...

Much wisdom here.

ken t said...

the problem is revisionist history...the first writing was done 150 to 200 yrs AD.....

Candus Kay said...

How right you are! Scriptures are a wonderful history lesson for us. We are no different than our ancestors - the same emotions and challenges.

Elohim, the One True God, is the same as He was then. Even though He wrote it all down for us, many still act like "stiff necked Hebrews" complaining about leaving the familiarity (slavery) of Egypt behind and having to make do in the wilderness - Even though He provided for them during that 40 year period.
It's the same mumbling and complaining we hear today.

ezrablu said...

John 10:27-28

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.