Monday, February 15, 2016

Relying on God to Get Me Through the Tough Times, Concepts and Beliefs Out of Alignment With the Bible May Lead People Astray, and Christians Don't Let Things Get the Best of Them posts

Since Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life, is now on line through individual posts, I am now putting several links together for each post. I found groupings of three posts worked well for anyone interested in using these for a Bible study group.  Debbie Seiling

Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 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. 
2 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 2-4.

There were times in my life when things were not as smooth as they are now.  I was fortunate that I had family members and friends to comfort me and to remind me that God would get me through them…and He did!

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.  But we have this Treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians, Chapter 4, verses 6-7.

This is another one of the Bible passages that confirms my focus on God rather than us: “willing” things, using the “power of positive thinking”, “using the god power within me” or “visualizing” things the way you want them to be.  It’s not just someone’s opinion or someone’s philosophy.  God tells us in this passage and throughout the Bible that He wants us to focus on Him.
I think it’s important for you to know that I’m not just giving my opinion, because there is a religious basis for my belief related to passages in the Bible.  It’s very important as a Christian, to check things out.  A lot of different religious beliefs sound really good or plausible.  Some have isolated passages from the Bible to support them.  That’s using the Bible out of context.  I doubt if all who do this mean to be deceitful, but concepts and beliefs out of alignment with the Bible may possibly be leading people astray, no matter how plausible the belief sounds.  Remember to check these things out for yourself.  It’s YOUR Salvation that’s in question!

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.  2 Corinthians, Chapter 4, verses 8-9.

Part of this passage is in a song my church sings.  I like the message that Christians don’t let things get the best of them, because we know God is there on our side.

(I realize this is a short portion of the book, but it's still pretty powerful when you think of it.)

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

These are other blogs I felt led to create:

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie

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