Bible Verse Discussion #6

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~Thank you to everyone who has been involved in these discussions in any way. I hope to keep them going.~

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.” Psalm 138:7

 

Bible Verse Discussion #5

D33_5024The Bible Verse I am hoping to get some feedback about today is Isaiah 53:5-6. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

~I am hoping to get more comments this time so that we may be able to finally get a discussion going. What really sticks out to me are the words “pierced and crushed and punishment”. Jesus went through horrendous torture and eventual death to pay the price for our sins, MY sins! It is still hard for me to imagine sometimes and to know how to express my gratitude towards God because I feel like I could never do enough to show Him how thankful I am that I have a chance to spend eternity at His side because He sent His Son to suffer and  die on the cross.

~Something else that I thought about while studying Verse 5: “…the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” That shows just how amazing God’s Grace really is. Also, in Verse 6 “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”   ~Can you imagine? Someone else commits a crime and you pay the price? That is what happened with Jesus. This verse is saying that EVERY ONE OF US SIN. We all do and Jesus is the one who paid the price of every single one of our sins.

~This verse reminds me of a few things. First of all, I need to remember that sin is sin. There is not a big sin or little sin (in my view), sin is sin. The other reminder for me is to always be thankful. No matter how hard of a day I may be having, I always need to continue to show my gratitude towards the Lord for everything He has done, everything He is doing, and all that He will do in the future. It is because of Him and the sacrifices of His Son that I (we) have the chance at spending an eternity with Him in Heaven. Thank You, Lord!

Bible Verse Discussion #4

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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16

~I love this verse because it reminds me to keep God’s Word close to me at all times and to continue to be thankful and praise God always.

Bible Verse Discussion #3

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“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.Ephesians 6:13-18

Bible Verse Discussion

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“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself

intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” ~Romans 8:26

Starting Something New

I want to start posting a Bible verse or two occasionally. It will probably not be daily because I cannot commit to a daily post with having my seven-month old son. With this Bible verse, I thought it might be interesting to have other people leave a comment on what they might either think of the verse, what the verse means to them, maybe leave another verse it reminds them of, etc. Anything would be fine. I wanted to do this because I have so much to learn at this point in my life about the Bible and I thought it would be nice to see what other people’s thoughts might be also about some of these verses. If anyone would be interested, let me know. If not, that’s okay. I’m probably just going to post some verses anyway. 🙂

Here is my first one I’ll share that I love:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38,39 NIV

 

Becoming More Thankful

I am sad and a little embarrassed to say that it is easy for me to become ungrateful and to forget how blessed I truly am. I get so wrapped up in the things that may not be going the way I think they should that I start feeling sorry for myself sometimes. I do have to say that I have made an improvement in this area but I still have a ways to go.

I had not slept for a few nights in a row and I was feeling pretty sick from lack of sleep and just feeling stressed out from different life circumstances. My son also had to go to his pediatrician yesterday to get his vaccinations and was not feeling very well. There has just been a lot going on. Thankfully, me and my son slept all night last night. He did not wake up until nine this morning which is a little unusual for him. I took some time to play with him on the floor, which I do often. This morning I felt overwhelmingly grateful, which probably helped me to realize how ungrateful I can be at times. Of course I have had difficult times and trials to go through, but who doesn’t? Why should I be any different?

Jesus suffered more than we could ever imagine and gave His life for a world that does not even deserve it. We now have the chance to have an eternity in Heaven because of His suffering. God gave us the gift of Grace through His Son. Could you do that? Could you give up your child or if you don’t have children, a parent or anyone that may be important to you, especially knowing the degree of their suffering and how it would result in death? I couldn’t. I have so much to be thankful for but even if I didn’t, I should be more than thankful for this gift God has given to me and to everyone who has faith in God.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13 NKJV

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1John 5:11-13 NIV

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NIV

His Children

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~When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will not enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:14-16