Monday, April 25, 2016

How God Wants Us to Let People Know We Are Saying the Truth, Trying to Help Those Drowning in Their Worldly Ways, and Letting Off Color Words Slip Out 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


But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.  James, Chapter 5, verse 12.

This passage lets me know that I can tell the truth when I’m talking to people without saying, “It’s the truth, too-Swear to God,” or, “It’s the truth, too-I Swear it on the Bible.”  These extra sayings for emphasis aren’t necessary and aren’t what God wants.
Here is a related passage:
*But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth: for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem: for it is the city of the great King, Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black, But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.  Matthew, Chapter 5, verses 34-37.


Brethren, if any of you do err from the Truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.  James, Chapter 5, verses 19-20.

When I was about 11 or 12, I remember being horrified by hearing how a bunch of people saw a car drive over the levee in a nearby community.  They stood by and watched the whole family drown without ever making an attempt to save them.  I didn’t know how those people could live with themselves.  If a person had made an effort but had been unable to save them, they would have at least known they had tried.
I feel like Christians often do the same thing.  We see people who are making lifestyle choices where they are apt to “drown” in their worldly ways, but we just sit back and watch without even attempting to save them.  If we make an attempt, at least we will know that we tried and didn’t just sit back and do nothing.  Who knows, maybe we will be the person who plants the seed of change in their life.


But as He which hath called you is Holy, so be ye Holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye Holy; for I am Holy.  1 Peter, Chapter 1, verses 15-16.

It’s easy to become complacent and to let a few off color words slip out every now and then.  Yes, God will forgive us for these shortcomings if we ask Him, but are we being the example He wants us to be?

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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