|Darby's Synopsis||Gill's Exposition||Geneva Study Bible|
|Jamieson, Fausset, Brown||Matthew Henry Complete||Matthew Henry Concise|
|People's New Testament||Robertson's Word Pictures||Scofield Reference Notes|
|The Fourfold Gospel||Treasury of David||
Sadly yoo many men and women who do even write books, Bible expostions tend to have a personal, hidden agenda; and even a false desire of economic gains, to be worshipped and not rather to glorify Christ.. Read the Bible first, and over and over again too, and not firstly the false substitutes.Valid, true quiet time Bible studies help you personally to discover the Bible's true meaning for yourself. A quite time Bible devotional also would not be complete with out a color marker to note a special applicable, meaningful verse and a notepad or a computer to record the verse for future reviews, sharing with others. See for example http://members.fortunecity.com/jtrend1/freewp/rtfp.htmA prayerful and Humble, Seeking heart are also essential..(Deu 4:29 KJV) But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.(Psa 119:18 KJV) Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.(Psa 25:8 KJV) Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.(Psa 25:9 KJV) The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.(Luke 18:13 KJV) And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.(Luke 18:14 KJV) I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.Obedience is also essential(John 7:17 KJV) If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. "Obedience--the prompt, exact, unquestioning, joyous obedience--to every command that is evident from the context that applies to you. Be on the lookout for new orders from the King. Blessing lies in the direction of obedience to them. God's commands are but signboards that mark the road to present success and blessedness and to eternal glory."God's will is revealed by his word so the more we obey God the more discerning we will be to his will, his word too.(Jer 7:25 KJV) Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:(Acts 17:11 KJV) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.(1 Ki 18:36 KJV) And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.(1 Sam 3:10 KJV) And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.(Psa 61:8 KJV) So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.(Psa 72:15 KJV) And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.- Unless God first tells me otherwise I read my various Bibles to start with anywhere, in any passage.. and I have been doing this the last 20 years too and God speaks very effectively to me that way, for the Bible firstly is merely firstly a phone line to heaven.. all you have to do first is to pick it up, use it and the Holy Spirit will start to speak through it, if you have a good connection also, a connection that is not plugged up with personal pride, unrepentant sins..(2 Tim 3:16 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:- It is always exciting when God speaks to us through his word and next uses it to help others too ehh.. It is still surprising how little many many Christians everywhere know about devotionals, and why it is not more readily encouraged, because the others do not themselves have good daily Bible devotionals..(Psa 119:162 KJV) I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.(Psa 30:5 KJV) For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.- Do learn to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit as you continually, daily read God's words..(Luke 5:5 KJV) And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.- Remember this specifically what a great difference the word of God will do even in your empty, void life...Note this we as Christians must live by faith in God.. faith comes by reading, listening to, obeying, following after, holding to, claiming God's daily words to us personally.. just reading and studying the Bible is not enough.. you must also exercise your faith in God.. and also do share it with others often too..(Hosea 14:9 KJV) Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.(Gal 3:11 KJV) But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.(Hab 2:4 KJV) Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.(Rom 1:17 KJV) For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.(Heb 10:38 KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.(Mat 26:40 KJV) And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.- I STRONGLY RIGHTFULLY RECOMMEND DAILY READING THE BIBLE AND PRAYING 30 MINUTES, especially for all Pastors, Christian workers, IN THE MORNING AND THIRTY MINUTES AT NIGHT, AS WELL AS MEDITATING , APPLYING DURING THE DAY WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY LEARNED IN THE BIBLE(Prov 8:30 KJV) Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;(Prov 8:34 KJV) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.- After all the devil will still daily oppress you and you need help, strength to over come him too(Psa 56:1 KJV) Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. (Psa 74:22 KJV) Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. (Psa 56:2 KJV) Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High. (Psa 88:17 KJV) They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.(Psa 68:19 KJV) Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.(Psa 86:3 KJV) Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.(Psa 88:9 KJV) Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.(Mat 6:11 KJV) Give us this day our daily bread. (Luke 11:3 KJV) Give us day by day our daily bread.(Luke 9:23 KJV) And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.(Acts 2:46 KJV) And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,(Acts 5:42 KJV) And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.(Acts 16:5 KJV) And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.(Heb 3:13 KJV) But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.Various Methods of Personal Bible Study include:-- Devotionally During your regular time spent with God each day, a few verses of Scripture are prayerfully meditated on.Keep your devotional Bible study separate from your detailed Bible study time..- Word study You can study a specific word as it is used through out the whole Bible eg Saved, Sealed..Context - the most important rule here the Bible study is "consider the first and all of the subsequent context of the word! This cannot be emphasized enough. Look also at each of the words, verse in the context of the verses that surround it. Compare all of the words that are alike When you read a verse in the Bible ask yourself What does this verse mean? Then ask: What does it mean for me? Find the exact meaning of every passage given in the Text Book on any subject.Note the exact words used. In the next place get the exact meaning of the words used by finding how the word is used in the Bible. The Bible usage of the word is not always the common use of to-day so compare scripture with scripture. Meditate on a verse during the day as well. A verse must oftentimes be read and re-read and read again before the wondrous message of love and power that God has put into it begins to appear. Arrange the results of your topical word study in an orderly way and write them down to help you review it further, to share it too.- Consecutively You can study entire books - To give yourself a good overall knowledge of the Bible, you could try to read the Bible through cover to cover in 2 years This will involve reading 2 chapters per day. Reading guides and calendars exist to help you with your readings. Use one chapter from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.The First rule in rightfully interpreting scripture is to read it straight forwardly. Rightfully dividing the word of truth. Scripture must be interpreted "literally" as much as possible. Consider the plain sense meaning of a passage first. Figures of speech are usually identifiable immediately. For example, when the Israelite spies reported that the people in the land had cities with walls up to the sky, the spies clearly were using a figure of speech. Don't build any Biblical principles on traditional practices. Build your principles on the established Bible practices. Most of the supposed Bible contradictions are not contradictions at all. They seem to be contradiction because we don't really do not know, understand enough of our Bibles firstly. Parallel passages are also important. The meaning of many of the most difficult passages in the Bible is made perfectly plain by some other passages that throws light upon them. The big advantage of a computer Bible study software is that it does a lot of the work of flipping many pages for you. It also allows you to do more accurate searches that would be impossible with the rather too often limited normal concordances. It also allows you readily to make copies of passages and to record them as well, to review them. You do not have to know Jewish History or Greek to adequately understand the Bible. God wrote the Bible so that all of the persons could understand it, apply it, Jews and Gentiles too. He God alone helps you to understand rightfully firstly.The Bible is the Written word of the God of Glory; He who is the Creator of all things and he help us next also to understand it too. But you first have to read it yourself. Like any good book The Bible must be read right through first as well. I suggest you read the New Testament, then the Book of Psalms , Proverbs, Ecclesiastes first,also the Book of Esther, Ruth, etc. Start at the beginning of a book and and continue on to the end. That way you can read the whole Bible next too. It will take time, but it is not all insurmountable. YOU MUST read it through from beginning to end more than once too. (Continue to Remember the Bible is it's own best interpreter and not mere men or women!)Start by reading a whole Book of the Bible quickly to get a feel for a passage. Read from the start of the book to the end so that you get the entire idea the author is expressing. Then go back and read it again more slowly. Understand what it is saying. . Make notes for yourself. Do even read the same passage over and over. Try to also understand why the author God is writing this book, why God has included the mentioned topics, words there too. Like in other things many people find it is helpful. less stressful to read at the same times each day. You should read a portion of the Bible every day, morning and night.Psalm 119:105 - Your Word is lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work. (NIV)Joel 2:28 - And afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. (NIV)"We, as Christians, have a manufacturer's handbook, a "how-to" book -- it is God's inspired Word -- the Bible. The Bible is God's instruction book for life. If we never read the Bible we are missing out on something. Simply reading it puts power in our lives. As we read, we begin to discover who God is and what God is doing in our hearts, what is his will for us, helps, and much more too.God speaks to us through His Word and
- directs us,
- challenges us,
- warns us,
- comforts us,
- assures us.
Someone once said, "The Bible is the only book in the world, that when you read it, the Author himself shows up!" He himself helps you to understand it too".
(Jer 10:10 KJV) But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation... 12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.. 21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.A valid, true quiet time Bible studies helps you personally to discover the Bible's true meaning for yourself. A quite time Bible devotional also would not be complete with out a color marker to note a special applicable, meaningful verse and a notepad or a computer to record the verse for future reviews, sharing with others..Rightfully dividing the word of truth. Build your moral, biblical principles not on the established practices around you but on the established Bible practices. Thus a verse must oftentimes be read and re-read and read again before the wondrous message of love and power that God has put into it begins to appear. Look also at each of the verses also in the context of the verses that surround it. Meditate on a verse during the day as well. Parallel passages are also important. The meaning of many of the most difficult passages in the Bible is made perfectly plain by some other passages that throws light upon them. Most of the supposed Bible contradictions are not contradictions at all. They seem to be contradiction because we don't really do not know, understand enough of our Bibles firstly. You do not have to know Jewish History or Greek to adequately understand the Bible. God wrote the Bible so that all of the persons could understand it, apply it, Jews and Gentiles too. He God alone helps you to understand rightfully firstly. Continue to Remember the Bible is it's own best interpreter and not mere men or women! Try to also understand why the author God is writing each of the verses. See how the verses apply to you first, then to others.The big advantage of a computer Bible study software is that it does a lot of the work of flipping many pages for you. It also allows you to do more accurate searches that would be impossible with the rather too often limited normal concordances. It also allows you readily to make copies of passages and to record them as well, to review them.(Isa 28:10 KJV) For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be equipped for every good work. (NIV)(Hab 2:4 KJV) Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.(Acts 17:11 KJV) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.(Hosea 14:9 KJV) Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.(Psa 25:8 KJV) Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.(Psa 25:9 KJV) The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.That we henceforth be no more children [unlearned], tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Ephesians 4:14We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 2 Peter 1:19I am absolutely amazed as to how too many of the suggested Bible study approaches today anywhere seem to lead you away rather from directly reading, studying the Bible itself and wrongfully tend to point out useless references , digressions still mainly as to even what other men interpret the Bible to say.The absolute essential basics of a valid Bible study too often are not encouraged, being carried out including..1: Accurate Bible Word study. This includes that you first do look up the use of the individual words in the first passage mentioned, and in other Bible passages.The law of first mention, includes the literal meaning of a word. Every word originally had but one meaning; and this, of course, which was first, was the natural, or the literal, intended meaning. "The sense which is so connected with the word, that it is first in order mentioned in the Bible defines it clearly for the rest of the Bible. Thus next when this word is next presented the definition of it is spontaneously presented to the mind, as soon as the sound of the word is heard. This includes that you look up the use of the individual words in other Bible passages. Unfortunately this study is still best dozen with the KJV Bible, not the newer too often mis-translations.2: Still Prove it first by the Word. "To the Law and to the Testimony, if they speak not according to these it is because there is no light in them" (ISAIAH 8:20). This would include isolated, out of context verses being still properly studied.3: Jesus Himself is the central theme of the Bible, All Bible studies and not anything else..“But these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” ( John 20:31)(Rev 19:10 KJV) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. (Luke 24:25-27).4: There is no personal interpretation of any Scripture verse..."But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." 2 Pet 1:20-215: Many persons wrongfully add, or take away from the Bible verses still(Rev 22:18 KJV) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Note- Most Christian persons too wrongfully do not meditate on God's word during the day so God does not bless them, or speak to them during the day as a result too.
(Rom 2:19 KJV) And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? 22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? 24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.If you want God to use you, he also desires to use what you have learned, personally applied firstly yourself from the Bible.. You have to also turn over in your mind during the day what the Bible passage you had read is really is saying to you, to your day.. to others...
"The word 'meditate'
is a word that is
somewhat wrongfully lost in our
too fast society"Read the Bible itself over and over again till God makes it real for you.. not rather the other books, commentaries..D.L. Moody once said, “The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge. The Bible was given to change our lives.” That’s what it’s for. The Bible was given to change our lives. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.” James 1:22 says, “Remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only fooling yourself.” It’s a lot easier to hear God’s Word than to put it into practice. God wants us to obey his Word, not just to know it. "But if you just use my words in Bible studies, but don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards." (Matthew 7:24-27 The Message) so say and mean it " I will start reading God’s Word everyday." and " I will make the Bible the final authority in my life" Do pray this prayer: “Lord, I need to read your word. I need to meditate on it as well during the day and to obey it. For all of the next days I will use your Word to educate me, to expose what’s wrong, and to build my character. Use your Word to prepare me in every way, fully equipped for every good thing you want me to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”Learning also how to pray effectively
(James 4:2 KJV) Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.Daily Bible devotional reading is also related to God answering our daily prayers for our own needs and the needs of others. Our meditating on God's word let's us also know what is God will for us, what we should do, and how to pray in God's will today, not rather in our will.. if we pray according to God's will we know, we can next be assured then our prayers will be answered.. Still sadly many people do pray out of God's will for them and thus their prayers are not answered, even cause they have not discovered what they should be praying, what God's present will is for them through His word.(Isa 56:11 KJV) Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.(Rom 13:14 KJV) But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.For example: If we medidate on theses verses below(Isa 55:1 KJV) Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;(2 Cor 12:7 KJV) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.(2 Cor 4:6 KJV) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.(2 Tim 3:10 KJV) But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.(John 16:2 KJV) They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.Psalms 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.(Nahum 1:3 KJV) The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked:(Psa 105:14 KJV) He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; 15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.(Mat 5:11 KJV) Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.(Mat 5:44 KJV) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;(Psa 3:2 KJV) Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.(Psa 25:14 KJV) The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.(Psa 25:15 KJV) Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.(Psa 3:3 KJV) But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.(Psa 3:4 KJV) I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.(Psa 3:5 KJV) I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.(Psa 6:10 KJV) Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.(Psa 3:6 KJV) I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.(Psa 3:7 KJV) Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.(Psa 3:8 KJV) Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.(2 Cor 1:3 KJV) Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
(Jer 17:5 KJV) Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD(Prov 3:7 KJV) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.(2 Tim 2:24 KJV) And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.(Isa 66:2 KJV) For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.(Mat 4:4 KJV) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.(Psa 66:18 KJV) If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:19 But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.(2 Cor 7:1 KJV) Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
(Luke 11:35 KJV) Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.If we mediate on all of theses verses we can clearly see that God himself allows our trials:- to cause us to trust in God and not in ourselves, to humble us, to turn our eyes back on him, to get our attention, to teach us truths, and thus next when we are humble we can also help others, but God still does not approve of others abusing us and we can pray against this and pray for God's personal help on our behalf in all of this(Psa 26:1 KJV) Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide.
(2 Tim 3:16 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.(2 Pet 1:19 KJV) We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.(Psa 119:11 KJV) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.(2 Cor 3:18 KJV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.(2 Tim 2:7 KJV) Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.(1 Tim 4:13 KJV) Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.Prayer: Dear Lord, In Jesus name I thank You for giving us Your word in the Bible. Help us through your word and through the Holy Spirit to know your will, and to always to take the time to listen to, to obey your words, as well . Help us to daily know and apply personally the Bible better too. Amen.
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When you are lonely and fearful................................call Psalm 23
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When your prayers grow narrow or selfish............call Psalm 67
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And Let's not wait until all else fails, till we have more problems to first read God's Word!
Really sad, still too many preachers, persons still do quote non applicable, even isolated verses of scripture, and wrongfully even out of their context to justify a point that they have already pre-assumed, personally even showing their ignorance of the rest of the Bible as well and also doing more harm than good.
Take for example real Justice. We often wonder also seem why we do not see more of it these days too..
(Jer 12:1 KJV) Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
(Jer 9:1 KJV) Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. 3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. 5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. 7 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? 8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait. 9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
(Isa 56:1 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
(Isa 58:2 KJV) Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. 4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. 9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace. 9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
(Jer 9:23 KJV) Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
(Jer 9:24 KJV) But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
This verse alone has to be considered in more detail as well.. note the order of loving kindness, first, next even earthly judgment, and earthly righteousness, instruction in the way of as well..
Or what about "What to do when you are having Marital Problems"
Two spouses are both fighting and yet it seems God does not intervene until one of the party stops also fighting, and apply Biblical principle such as
(Eph 4:31 KJV) Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
(Mat 6:13 KJV) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Note the related important verses was left out above..
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