Monday, November 28, 2016

You Can't Con God!, I Don't Want to Fall in a Ditch, and Critiquing Other People's Behavior 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


Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.  Luke, Chapter 6, verses 37-38.

This message reminds me that I would NOT want God to judge me by the same standards I use to judge other people.  I’m very thankful that He reminds me of this, because I often find myself being critical or judgmental of others.
When we genuinely give to others out of our need, God will always make sure we are provided for.  This is a miracle unto itself, similar to the loaves and fishes.  I do have some concerns though.  There are some supposed churches that promote giving to others as a plan to get financial reward in return.  They talk to their parishioners about giving lots of money to the church or to causes in order to get great wealth for their good deeds.  Well, this is God we are talking about and He’s all-knowing.  He can tell when we are genuinely giving to others and when we are giving to others with ulterior motives.  You can’t con God! Click on the Post title to read some related Bible passages.


And He spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?  Luke, Chapter 6, verse 39.

Sometimes we get into a routine of doing whatever everyone else is doing.  If they are going to a particular church, we try it out.  If our friends use God’s Name in vain, we forget what we learned in Sunday school while we were growing up and start using His Name in vain too.  If everyone else is doing it, it must not be all that bad.  Right??? Click on the Post title to read more.


And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.  Luke, Chapter 6, verses 41-42.

From what I have read in the Bible, God doesn’t want us to get to the point we EVER feel so self-righteous that we can be critiquing other people’s behavior or choices.  We need to focus on our own choices and make sure we are being the best example of our faith we can possibly be. Click on the post title to read a related Bible passage.

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.

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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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