Understanding the Bible

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Posts that can help you understand the Bible and apply it to your life.

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"Let your women keep silent in the churches ... they are to be submissive ..." Are you kidding? Me ... keep silent? This is not first-century Jerusalem! Is that really what the Bible means? #women #church Powerful Scriptures, Christian Faith, Words Of Encouragement, Submissive, Positive Quotes, Prayers, Bible, Positivity, Let It Be

"Let Your Women Keep Silent? ... Me?!" September 5 - Soul Survival

"Let your women keep silent in the churches ... they are to be submissive ..." Are you kidding? Me ... keep silent? This is not first century Jerusalem! Is that really what the Bible means?

Christians, throughout the centuries, have been persecuted, rejected and martyred for their faith. What are some of the reasons why the world hates us? Paul Nyquist in his book Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture lists 3 reasons. Yet, while we can't avoid these truths, there needs to be an important word of caution. #persecution #christians Christian Living, Christian Faith, Bible In A Year, Understanding The Bible, Free Bible, September 10, Persecution, Knowing God, Spiritual Growth

"3 Reasons the World Hates Us" September 10 - Soul Survival

Christians, throughout the centuries, have been persecuted, rejected and martyred for their faith. What are some of the reasons why the world hates us?

God's desire for us is for holiness. But holiness is more than our outward actions. It's about what's going on in our hearts. Over and over again God emphasizes the need to allow Him to work in our hearts. In the book of James, He give us two powerful illustrations about how our thinking, part of what's going on in our heart or inner man, affects our growth in holiness or conversely allows us to give in to sin. #theheart Psalm 104, Book Of James, Proverbs 24, Powerful Scriptures, The Heart Of Man, The Day Will Come, What Goes On, S Word, Christian Faith

"Fishing, Conception, Holiness & The Heart" September 2 - Soul Survival

God's desire for us is for holiness. Holiness is more than our outward actions. It's about what's going on in our hearts.

In today's reading, the prophet Isaiah describes people who work at sin. They don't fall into it; they pull it to themselves like a team of horses pulls a load. Could the prophet Isaiah's words be painting a picture of our nation, as well? You tell me. If so, could we be setting ourselves up for the same judgment? #judgment

"Are We Pulling God's Judgment Down on Ourselves?" September 7 - Soul Survival

Isaiah described people who were pull God's judgment down on their own heads. Could he be painting a picture of our nation, as well?

We have a great deal of freedom in Christ, but what freedoms would you give up if something you do was a stumbling block to a weaker brother or sister?

"Freedom & Stumbling Blocks" August 27 - Soul Survival

We have a great deal of freedom in Christ, but what freedoms would you give up if something you do was a stumbling block to a weaker brother or sister?

What does the Bible say about marriage and divorce? Is divorce always forbidden? What about remarriage, singleness, and sex, both inside and outside of marriage? Does the Bible really address those subjects and, if so, does it have any relevance for today? #marriage #divorce

"The Bible on Marriage & Divorce" August 25 - Soul Survival

What does the Bible say about marriage and divorce? What about remarriage? And is any of it relevant for today?

Are there habits that can rob us of God's blessings? Could they be things that many of us do without thinking? If so, what are they and what do they look like when they show up in our lives? #habits #blessings Christian Wife, Christian Faith, August 21, Our Life, Letting Go, Blessings, Blessed, Survival, Bible

"Habits that Rob Us of God's Blessings" August 21 - Soul Survival

Are there habits that can rob us of God's blessings? If so, what are they and what do they look like when they show up in our lives?

Most of us want to be good parents and we spend a lot of time telling them how they should behave but what are we teaching our children by our example? #parenting Ecclesiastes 11, Man Praying, Proverbs 24, Powerful Scriptures, John Macarthur, Christian Wife, Bible Notes, Fear Of The Lord, The Day Will Come

"What Are We Teaching Our Children?" August 31 - Soul Survival

Sin or righteousness, whichever we choose, will have an impact on our children. The effect can be profound and long lasting.

The prophet Isaiah had a lot to say about judgment. And in chapter 3, God spoke directly to the women of Isaiah’s day. He warned them that judgment would come in the areas that were so important to them. But what that means is not as simple as some might think! So, what does all this have to do with tattoos and how we dress? #tattoos #fashion #judgment

"Judgment, Tattoos & T-Shirts" September 6 - Soul Survival

The prophet Isaiah had a lot to say about judgment. Chapter 3 speaks to women. He warned them that judgment would come in the areas that were so important to them.

"I know what the Bible says, but ..." How are you and I tempted to fill in that blank? And what are we really saying when we do? The answers to those questions are especially important in light of one of Paul's statements in our New Testament reading. He said we’re living epistles or letters. People around us are reading the letter of our lives. What is that letter saying to others about God? #epistle #ambassador #bible #truth

"I Know What the Bible Says, But ..." September 11 - Soul Survival

"I know what the Bible says, but ..." How are you tempted to fill in that blank?

There are times when stress and tough times tempt us to get angry or depressed. We may even feel there is no hope. #depression #tests #trials #stress Powerful Scriptures, Gods Promises, Tough Times, Christian Faith, Words Of Encouragement, Trials, How To Memorize Things, Survival, Walk Out

"God's Promise in Trials" August 29 - Soul Survival

God has given us a great promise to hang on to when we're going through tests and trials. God's promise in trials is one every believer should memorize.

Though we all know it's there, most of us give little thought to what the conscience is, how it works, and why it's important. So what is the conscience and why might it need re-informing? #conscience Christian Wife, Christian Faith, Psalm 104, Proverbs 24, Powerful Scriptures, In His Presence, September 1, Marriage Relationship, God Loves Me

"How to Re-Inform Your Conscience & Why You Should" September 1 - Soul Survival

Most of us give little thought to the conscience. What is it? Why is it one of God's mercies and why might it need re-informing?

God clearly commands us, even as adults, to honor and respect our parents. Yet, many of us grew up in homes with imperfect parents, even those who were abusive in some way. How do we honor parents when we believe they failed us in some way? #parents #adult #children

"Honoring Imperfect Parents" August 22 - Soul Survival

Honoring imperfect parents, especially ones who failed miserably, can be a challenge, but God can give us the grace to see our parents through His eyes.

We are living in a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christ and Christianity. Religious freedom and tolerance have been replaced with intolerance and, even, hatred. Just recently, I heart one commentator say that some pastors, actually, want to spread COVID-19 because it furthers their political agenda. And this probably just the beginning. So, what can we do to prepare? #persecution persecution that the Bible tells us will come. So, what can we do to prepare?#persecution

"Are You Prepared for Persecution?" September 9 - Soul Survival

We are living in a world and a culture that in increasingly hostile to Christ and Christianity. Are you prepared for persecution when it comes?

Also, the Bible talks about many of the amazing animals God created: the horse with all his strength and fearlessness, the hawk, the eagle and a huge sea creature called Leviathan. In fact, God dedicated an entire chapter, 34 verses, to this creature called Leviathan. Was he a giant reptile, possibly a dinosaur? And what was the point of it all? #leviathan #dinosaurs

"The Bible on Marriage & Divorce" August 25 - Soul Survival

What does the Bible say about marriage and divorce? What about remarriage? And is any of it relevant for today?

God's wisdom can help us avoid many problems, but ignoring it can lead to all kinds of trouble and heartache in every area of life. And when it comes to the decision of whether or not to marry someone, God's Word provides an abundance of wisdom and cautions that can save us from years of heartache. We ignore it at our own peril. #premarital #engagement #marriage God's Wisdom, Areas Of Life, Things To Come

"21 Premarital Red Flags & A Deal Breaker" August 30 - Soul Survival

God's wisdom can help us avoid numerous problems, but ignoring wisdom can lead to all kinds of trouble and heartache.