God’s word on a few random topics
GLORY TO OUR SAVIOR FOR HE MADE ME BOLD AS HE…THE LION….NOT THE ROARING LION OF SATAN..for this I am blessed and god is good..i prefer to know what God’s says, not any mere hu’man..so, lets see what he says together and both learn how to be as HE. more like you Christ and less of us…amen and thank you
TAKING LIFE FOR GRANITE?
Ecclesiastes 7The Message (MSG)
Don’t Take Anything for Granted
7 A good reputation is better than a fat bank account.
Your death date tells more than your birth date.
2 You learn more at a funeral than at a feast—
After all, that’s where we’ll end up. We might discover
something from it.
3 Crying is better than laughing.
It blotches the face but it scours the heart.
4 Sages invest themselves in hurt and grieving.
Fools waste their lives in fun and games.
5 You’ll get more from the rebuke of a sage
Than from the song and dance of fools.
6 The giggles of fools are like the crackling of twigs
Under the cooking pot. And like smoke.
7 Brutality stupefies even the wise
And destroys the strongest heart.
8 Endings are better than beginnings.
Sticking to it is better than standing out.
9 Don’t be quick to fly off the handle.
Anger boomerangs. You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head.
10 Don’t always be asking, “Where are the good old days?”
Wise folks don’t ask questions like that.
11-12 Wisdom is better when it’s paired with money,
Especially if you get both while you’re still living.
Double protection: wisdom and wealth!
Plus this bonus: Wisdom energizes its owner.
13 Take a good look at God’s work.
Who could simplify and reduce Creation’s curves and angles
To a plain straight line?
14 On a good day, enjoy yourself;
On a bad day, examine your conscience.
God arranges for both kinds of days
So that we won’t take anything for granted.
Stay in Touch with Both Sides
15-17 I’ve seen it all in my brief and pointless life—here a good person cut down in the middle of doing good, there a bad person living a long life of sheer evil. So don’t knock yourself out being good, and don’t go overboard being wise. Believe me, you won’t get anything out of it. But don’t press your luck by being bad, either. And don’t be reckless. Why die needlessly?
18 It’s best to stay in touch with both sides of an issue. A person who fears God deals responsibly with all of reality, not just a piece of it.
19 Wisdom puts more strength in one wise person
Than ten strong men give to a city.
20 There’s not one totally good person on earth,
Not one who is truly pure and sinless.
21-22 Don’t eavesdrop on the conversation of others.
What if the gossifp’s about you and you’d rather not hear it?
You’ve done that a ew times, haven’t you—said things
Behind someone’s back you wouldn’t say to his face?
How to Interpret the Meaning of Life
23-25 I tested everything in my search for wisdom. I set out to be wise, but it was beyond me, far beyond me, and deep—oh so deep! Does anyone ever find it? I concentrated with all my might, studying and exploring and seeking wisdom—the meaning of life. I also wanted to identify evil and stupidity, foolishness and craziness.
26-29 One discovery: A woman can be a bitter pill to swallow, full of seductive scheming and grasping. The lucky escape her; the undiscerning get caught. At least this is my experience—what I, the Quester, have pieced together as I’ve tried to make sense of life. But the wisdom I’ve looked for I haven’t found. I didn’t find one man or woman in a thousand worth my while. Yet I did spot one ray of light in this murk: God made men and women true and upright; we’re the ones who’ve made a mess of things. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7&version=MSG
OPINION THAT MATTERS?
Jesus Condemns the Pharisees and the Teachers of the Law of Moses
23 Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:
2 The Pharisees and the teachers of the Law are experts in the Law of Moses. 3 So obey everything they teach you, but don’t do as they do. After all, they say one thing and do something else.
4 They pile heavy burdens on people’s shoulders and won’t lift a finger to help. 5 Everything they do is just to show off in front of others. They even make a big show of wearing Scripture verses on their foreheads and arms, and they wear big tassels[a] for everyone to see. 6 They love the best seats at banquets and the front seats in the meeting places.7 And when they are in the market, they like to have people greet them as their teachers.
8 But none of you should be called a teacher. You have only one teacher, and all of you are like brothers and sisters. 9 Don’t call anyone on earth your father. All of you have the same Father in heaven.10 None of you should be called the leader. The Messiah is your only leader. 11 Whoever is the greatest should be the servant of the others.12 If you put yourself above others, you will be put down. But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.
13-14 You Pharisees and teachers of the Law of Moses are in for trouble! You’re nothing but show-offs. You lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. You won’t go in yourselves, and you keep others from going in.[b]
15 You Pharisees and teachers of the Law of Moses are in for trouble! You’re nothing but show-offs. You travel over land and sea to win one follower. And when you have done so, you make that person twice as fit for hell as you are.
16 You are in for trouble! You are supposed to lead others, but you are blind. You teach that it doesn’t matter if a person swears by the temple. But you say that it does matter if someone swears by the gold in the temple. 17 You blind fools! Which is greater, the gold or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
18 You also teach that it doesn’t matter if a person swears by the altar. But you say that it does matter if someone swears by the gift on the altar. 19 Are you blind? Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 Anyone who swears by the altar also swears by everything on it. 21 And anyone who swears by the temple also swears by God, who lives there. 22 To swear by heaven is the same as swearing by God’s throne and by the one who sits on that throne.
23 You Pharisees and teachers are show-offs, and you’re in for trouble! You give God a tenth of the spices from your garden, such as mint, dill, and cumin. Yet you neglect the more important matters of the Law, such as justice, mercy, and faithfulness. These are the important things you should have done, though you should not have left the others undone either. 24 You blind leaders! You strain out a small fly but swallow a camel.
25 You Pharisees and teachers are show-offs, and you’re in for trouble! You wash the outside of your cups and dishes, while inside there is nothing but greed and selfishness. 26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of a cup, and then the outside will also be clean.
27 You Pharisees and teachers are in for trouble! You’re nothing but show-offs. You’re like tombs that have been whitewashed.[c] On the outside they are beautiful, but inside they are full of bones and filth.28 That’s what you are like. Outside you look good, but inside you are evil and only pretend to be good.
29 You Pharisees and teachers are nothing but show-offs, and you’re in for trouble! You build monuments for the prophets and decorate the tombs of good people. 30 And you claim that you would not have taken part with your ancestors in killing the prophets. 31 But you prove that you really are the relatives of the ones who killed the prophets. 32 So keep on doing everything they did. 33 You are nothing but snakes and the children of snakes! How can you escape going to hell?
34 I will send prophets and wise people and experts in the Law of Moses to you. But you will kill them or nail them to a cross or beat them in your meeting places or chase them from town to town.35 That’s why you will be held guilty for the murder of every good person, beginning with the good man Abel. This also includes Barachiah’s son Zechariah,[d] the man you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 I can promise that you people living today will be punished for all these things!
Jesus Loves Jerusalem
37 Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Your people have killed the prophets and have stoned the messengers who were sent to you. I have often wanted to gather your people, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you wouldn’t let me. 38 And now your temple will be deserted. 39 You won’t see me again until you say,
“Blessed is the one who comes
in the name of the Lord.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23&version=CEV
Psalm 11:5 ESV / 240 helpful votes
The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Matthew 26:52-54 ESV / 229 helpful votes
Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?”
Isaiah 60:18 ESV / 161 helpful votes
Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
Matthew 5:38-39 ESV / 142 helpful votes
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
yes, Jesus JIM a member of Community Bible Fellowship, who participated in illegal king county loop and led morning bible study on Sunday’s stated to me,”doing eye for an eye…” He also shows actions of being intimidated by me, in case of shining your light on his and this churches participation and darkness, in regards to actions to and towards my life, illegally at that, and none of their actions glorifying you..you know the rest..you are who tells me..
I think, he was meaning towards law when he stated that above and what not, because he stated it when I was speaking to him about them all illegally on devices, being apart of stealing my 3 sons, and more…I don’t know IF he was just testing me, but JIM is suppose to be a man of you and so, I kinda fed into him stating that, like in agreement, but YOUR WORDS STILL RULED..I WAS A BIT CONFUSED..
AGAIN, YOU JESUS MAKE IT CLEAR…I WAS AND AM AN EXAMPLE OF But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. THAT IS WHY I LET THEM BUST MY FACE AND HEAD UP IN SPRING VALLEY WHEN I ASKED FOR A NOTICE TO VACATE AND THEY BUSTED ME UP, PUTTING ME IN A GROCERY CART..2003..THAT IS WHY I WASN’T GOING TO DEFEND MYSELF WHEN ILLEGAL KING COUNTY LOOP HAD THAT MONIQUE, NASTY ATTACK AND BEAT ME..AND, FOR ANY OTHER TIMES I turn to him the other also. AND, I ALSO DEMONSTRATE For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
i DON;T HAVE TO DO A THING..YOUR VENGEANCE WILL BE and already IS UPON all of them, M onique, and ALL THE OTHERS… HALLELUyAH!!!
Proverbs 3:31 ESV / 110 helpful votes
Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways,
Hebrews 10:30 ESV / 64 helpful votes
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” https://www.openbible.info/topics/violence
Proverbs 4:23New International Version (NIV)
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+4%3A23
BEING BOLD, COURAGEOUS, AND A SPIRIT MIND AS HIM?
Joshua 1:9New International Version (NIV)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua%201:9
THE ROARING LION? is Satan
1 Peter 5:8Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
8 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil is your enemy, and he goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to attack and eat. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter%205:8
THE LION OF HIM, GOD?
Proverbs 28:1Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
28 The wicked are afraid of everything, but those who live right are as brave as lions. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2028:1&version=ERV