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February 14, 2006

Fear of the Lord – Revised 3.13.2016

Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 4:54 pm

What does the phrase “the fear of the LORD” refer to?

A bible study for Leonardtown Baptist Church, Men’s Ministry 3.12.2016

• Over 300 times that the Fear of the Lord is used in the bible
• What do you think of when you think: “Fear of the Lord?
⁃ When we think of fear, we associate the term with terror.
• Webster’s Dictionary defines fear as “a feeling of anxiety and agitation produced by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.”
• For many, this would describe the feeling you get when you see a snake, go to the doctor or dentist, or when you find yourself in a time of extreme danger. It is dread of the unknown.
▪ In our modern vernacular, the word fear, has been replaced with reverence, awe, great respect.

  • When looking up the STRONG definitions of the various forms of the word FEAR, my findings are that the word does not always translate well and that “fear” is actually more accurate than reverence or respect. However, I am NOT educated on properly translating Hebrew, Greek or Latin.
  • Most commentaries believe what the writers of most commentaries believe about this phrase is that we are to have a deep reverence and respect for the Lord. Literally, we are to be awed and humbled by His presence.

Well then, what does that look like in our lives? What does that look like in a life that is actually fearing the Lord as we should?

How are you to recognize that you are living out scriptures correctly, or recognize that others understand these scriptures?

▪ When we truly fear the Lord, we will recognize that He is the Creator and we are the creatures.
▪ He is the Master and we are the servants. He is the Father and we are the children.
▪ This attitude will manifest itself in our having a respect for God, His word and in our having a desire to do what He tells us to in His Bible.
▪ We can relate this kind of fear to that which a child has for his parents. If the right kind of fear is present, the child knows that his parents can hurt him if there is disobedience, but overriding that fear is the knowledge that disobedience hurts the parents and the child loves and respects his parents and does not want to hurt them.
▪ It can be said that the fear of the Lord is at least a deep seated reverence for God that causes men to want to please Him at all costs.
Oswald Chambers, “The remarkable thing about fearing God is that, when you fear God, you fear nothing else; whereas, if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”

HERE ARE AT LEAST 8 DIVIDENDS OF HAVING THE FEAR OF THE LORD

According to numerous books of the bible, the fear of the Lord will produce certain benefits in your life and mine. When we fear the Lord, we will find certain things to be true.

#1 – It Is The Beginning Of Wisdom

Prov 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Prov 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
• The best place to begin the search for true wisdom is in the fear of the Lord.
• True fear of the Lord is born out of a knowledge of how infinitely powerful,
majestic and full of goodness God is.
• Before one can grow in the Lord, he must first learn to fear Him.

#2 – It Motivates People To Holiness

Prov 3:7 “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
Prov 16:6 “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.”
II Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
▪ These verse tell us that the fear of the Lord promotes holy living.
▪ The person who truly reverences and respects the Lord as he should will not do
anything that brings disgrace, dishonor or pain to the heart of the Lord.
▪ People who genuinely fear the Lord will flee from evil. The prospect of causing
the Lord pain will be too great to bear!

Job is a great example of what the fear of the Lord will produce in your life, Job 1:8

  • Job 1:8 And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”

#3 – It Prolongs Life

Prov 10:27 “The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”
▪ This is not a blanket promise because any number of things can happen along the road of life that can take us out of here in an instant. However, generally speaking, those who live in the fear of the Lord are more likely to live to a good old age than those who live for the flesh and the world.

#4 – It Produces A Sense Of Security
Proverbs 14:26 “In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.”
Romans 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
▪ When we are walking in the fear of the Lord, we can have confidence that God is on our side.
▪ The person who is walking in the fear of the Lord and is living by the Book will have fewer feelings of insecurity, abandonment and fear.
▪ There will be far fewer times when salvation is doubted. The fear of the Lord produces a strong sense of security and close fellowship with the Father. This is a blessed benefit!

#5 – It Produces Life

Prov 14:27, “The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.”
▪ When we walk in the fear of the Lord, we are stronger spiritually than we could be otherwise.
▪ The fear of the Lord is like a fountain that continually springs up with spiritual vitality and strength.
▪ This enables the Christian to walk cleaner and closer thus avoiding the temptations and traps of the devil.

# 6 – It Makes All Of Life Better

Prov 15:16, “Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.”
▪ This verse teaches us that it is better to have limited resources and be in the will of God than it is to have plenty and the trouble that comes along with it.
▪ The bottom line here is this, when you are in the Lord’s will, and when you are walking in His fear, then your care is His responsibility,
▪ Matt. 6:25-33; Phil. 4:19. The life filled with “things” and riches is a trouble filled life.

#7 – It Produces Satisfaction And Safety

Proverbs 19:23 “The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.”
Proverbs 14:26 ” In the fear [3374] of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.”
▪ The person who lives in the fear of God will be a satisfied person.
▪ They will have one goal in live, pleasing the Lord, and it will have been met.
▪ Therefore, they will have all their needs met and they will be happy.
▪ When we must have other stuff to make us happy, we never will be!
▪ When we learn to be satisfied with the Lord and with the privilege of walking in His fear, we will be permanently satisfied.
▪ Nothing will matter but the smile of God and it will be upon our lives.
▪ The person who walks in the genuine fear of the Lord need never fear going to Hell, he need never fear many of the things that beset the world around him.
▪ By his walk in the fear of the Lord, he brings the smile and the hedge of God into his life, Job 1:10.
Job 1:10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

# 8 – It Brings Great Blessings

Prov 22:4, “By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.”
Psalm 25:14 ” The secret of the Lord is with those who fear [3373] Him, And He will show them His covenant.”
Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

Psalm 34:7 “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear [3373] Him, and delivers them.”
▪ The person who chooses to walk in the fear of the Lord can rest assured that this decision will bring great blessings into his life.
▪ There will be spiritual riches beyond belief, (peace, joy, hope, security, the promises of God, the presence of God, etc.), there will be honor from the Lord, and there will be abundant life, John 10:10.
⁃ John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
▪ The fear of the Lord, produces the greatest possible life that any person can ever live. There is no better life upon this earth than a life lived in the will of the Lord!
Scriptures to show that the “fear” which is reverence for the LORD is not only due Him, it is to our benefit.
Psalm 112:1-3 “Blessed is the man who fears [3372] the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house,And his righteousness endures forever.”
Psalm 33:18 ” Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear [3373] Him, On those who hope in His mercy,”
Psalm 103:17 ” But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear [3373] Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,”
Proverbs 14:27 ” The fear [3374] of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
These are some scriptures to show when we have full submission to the LORD, we do not need to fear or be afraid of anyone or anything:
Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear [3372]? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Isaiah 43:1 ” But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear [3372] not, for I have redeemed you; I have called
you by your name; You are Mine.”
These are some scripture that show the consequence of not fearing/respecting the LORD:
Proverbs 1:28-30 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke.”
Jeremiah 2:19 ” Your own wickedness will correct you, And your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the Lord your God, And the fear of Me is not in you,” Says the Lord God of hosts.”
Jeremiah 5:21-23 “Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not. Do you not fear me? declares the LORD. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it. But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; they have turned aside and gone away.”
Hosea 3:5 ” Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.”
Psalms 34:9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. Matthew 10:28 (Jesus speaking) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able
to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell
▪ New Scofield Reference Edition Bible, 1967. The reference is not to Satan, as many suppose, but to God who alone has power to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
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What does it mean to fear God?
JoHannah Reardon
February 19, 2013
▪ The subject becomes even more mysterious when we read something like 1 John 4:18 that says that “perfect love expels all fear.” So how do we marry this dichotomy? How can we fear God while he expels all fear?
▪ Scripture is full of examples of how fearing God is a positive rather than a negative thing.
⁃ For example in Genesis 42:18, Joseph wins his brothers’ trust when he declares he is a God-fearing man.
⁃ It was because the midwives feared God that they obeyed him instead of
the authorities by sparing the Hebrew babies (Exodus 1:17).
⁃ Pharaoh brought disaster on his nation because he did not fear God
(Exodus 9:29-31).
⁃ Moses chose leaders to help him on the basis that they feared God and
wouldn’t take bribes (Exodus 18:21) and told the Hebrews that God met with them in a terrifying display of his power so that they wouldn’t sin (Exodus 20:20).
⁃ The Mosaic Law cites fear of God as a reason to treat the disabled and elderly well (Leviticus 19:14, 32).
⁃ And lest you think this is only an Old Testament idea, note that Jesus states this stronger than anyone when he says, “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).
⁃ And Paul says to work toward complete holiness because we fear God (2 Corinthians 7:1).
So it’s clear from these passages, that fearing God is good because it saves us from caving into our own sinful nature. That’s why hearing someone is God-fearing actually makes us trust that person more. If they fear God, they are more likely to keep their word and treat others with kindness. In fact, Romans 3, a classic chapter on sin, says that our chief sin is that we “have no fear of God at all” (Romans 3:18).
So how does fear of God, who is perfect love, take away fear? William D. Eisenhower puts it this way in his article ‘Fearing God” in Christianity Today:
Unfortunately, many of us presume that the world is the ultimate threat and that God’s function is to offset it. How different this is from the biblical position that God is far scarier than the world …. When we assume that the world is the ultimate threat, we give it unwarranted power, for in truth, the world’s threats are temporary. When we expect God to balance the stress of the world, we reduce him to the world’s equal …. As I walk with the Lord, I discover that God poses an ominous threat to my ego, but not to me. He rescues me from my delusions, so he may reveal the truth that sets me free. He casts me down, only to lift me up again. He sits in judgment of my sin, but forgives me nevertheless. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but love from the Lord is its completion.
And, of course, the ultimate example of fear and perfect love working together is Jesus Christ. He warned us at every turn to fear God, not men—and he confirmed that in everything about his life and death. He spoke lovingly but frankly to all and didn’t mince words when people needed to face their sin and repent. But he also demonstrated love beyond human understanding when he lived out his words, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).” With love like that, what is left to fear but God?

JoHannah Reardon is a former managing editor of christianbiblestudies.com. She blogs at JoHannahReardon.com and is the author of seven fictional books and a family devotional guide.
Special thanks to:
• Missy Heard
• Rev. Mark Dooley
• Christian Utara
• http://www.sermonnotebook.org

February 13, 2006

Division in the Church

Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 7:00 am

Division in the Church is Sinful:


1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.[11]For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.[12]Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.[13]Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

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  • contentions = problems, divisions, altercations

Paul is asking them to have unity and brotherly love and reprimands them for their divisions.? People broke into different sections, different teaching, different factions.? Paul is reminding them that Christ is not divided, there is only one true Christ,,, do not follow Paul, or Cephas, or Apollos.? Follow only Christ.

Rom 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another.

Rom 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

II Corin 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

1 Peter 3:8?Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

John 17:20-21? Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; [21] That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Christ and the Church have only one body

Ephesians 4:4? There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 1:22-23?? And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, [23] Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

  • God gave us Jesus to be the Head of all things.? Jesus was a gift to the Church.? The Church has an all powerful leader who can rule.? As Christ’s body, the Church must be ONE, not many.

I Corinthians 12:13?? For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

To support a false teacher is sinful


II John 1:10-11, If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: [11] For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

  • If you support evil or false doctrine, then you yourself are sinning also.? Anyone or anything that doesn’t support Jesus Christ and the “One” unity concept is sinful.

Isaiah 5:20; Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Proverbs 17:15? He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Be careful who you ridicule or condemn!? If you are condemning a true Christian person you are commiting an abonination before the Lord.

February 12, 2006

How can I be a part of what God is doing in our Church?

Filed under: Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 4:46 pm

Have a vision of what God wants to do with the church?

  • Continued growth in numbers.
  • Continued spiritual growth for all members; teachers; counselors.
  • Continued building expansion to meet congregational growth.
  • On going training for all workers.
  • Meet the needs of the members and the community: singles classes, young adults, divorced members classes, counseling, financial counseling, etc.
  • Witnessing to the community.
  • Different ways of fulfilling “The Great Commission”.

God has a plan/purpose for the church.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

  • This is a promise for members of Christ’s church to receive power to do his work. God will empower his workers. You don’t have to be able, just available…. and he will do the rest.
  • The people you witness to will also recieve POWER: people do not have the power to believe; the power of faith; God gives it to them. It is Him who puts his will in our hearts, not us. When we witness to others, we are opening the door. The person we are witnessing to must receive the message, ask him in, and he will give them knowledge, wisdom and understanding of Himself and his will.

EPH 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; (12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

  • God gave us pastors, teachers, evangelists. His plan was for them, as church body members, to help us learn and grow spiritually. They are to teach us how to pray, how to become more faithful.
  • God gave them to us to teach us how to become and then begin to act more like Jesus.That is God’s plan for His church.

God has a power for the church

Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

  • God gave all power to Jesus.As Christians, Jesus lives within each and every one of us. As Christians, we are all a part of Jesus’ body, so we too have POWER because Jesus gives it to us to do his will.
  • Remember, we, the many Christians, make up God’s church.

AC 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

God has provided for the church

  • the angels

HEB 1:14 (speaking of angels) Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

  • promises

MT 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Nothing will EVER take over God’s church. It can not happen, has not happened, and will NEVER happen. God has provided permanent protection for his church so we should be out doing his business, fearing nothing.

What is true for THE Church is true for our church. The purpose, plan and provisions apply to us.

RO 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (29) For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers (30). And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. (31) What then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  • God did it all for us.He called us, justified us, and glorified us through Jesus Christ! Who can be against God’s church and succeed? NO ONE.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast. (10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

  • We are God’s creation. He freely gave us our eternal salvation. We should use it to glorify him and do his works.
  • Our purpose for ourselves and this church, is to fulfill the great commission. To go out to the community, the world, and tell people about Jesus.
  • We tell people about Jesus by living and doing what Jesus commanded us to do.

Work together as the body of Christ

1 Corinth 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.(28) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

  • Working together as ONE, just as we are one with Jesus, we can achieve his will.
  • We are not individualists working without God or working without the Church. We cannot succeed on our own. God did not put us here just to help ourselves and no one else.

Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

  • God’s church needs workers. Pray daily for the workers of the church. Also pray that God will provide more workers. Is there something you can do for the glory of God’s church?

1 Corinth 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

  • Do you go out and bad-mouth other church members? Do you preach something else different that what the church teaches?
  • Do you bad-mouth other denominations?

    God’s plan for his church is to be ONE, all the same.

    1 Corinth 3:1-9 (NIV) Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-mere infants in Christ. (2) I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. (3)You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men? (5) What after all is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe – as the Lord has assigned to each his task. (6) I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. (7) So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (8) The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. (9) For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field. God’s building.

    1 Corinth 12:14-27 For the body is not one member, but many. (15) If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? (16) And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? (17) If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? (18) But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. (19) And if they were all one member, where were the body? (20) But now are they many members, yet but one body. (21) And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. (22) Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: (23) And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.(24) For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. (25) That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. (26) And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. (27) Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

February 2, 2006

Authority of the Bible

Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 10:39 pm

All scripture is inspired by God!


II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Mankind doesn’t understand

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

The bible is the only way to know what is right or wrong. Man can try to think of how he should behave but he can not know the mind of God. He will try to understand how to get to heaven or how to live a good life, but unless he knows the teachings of the bible, he will not get it right.

How many times have you heard someone say, "Well, I believe this" or "I believe that?" Well, like the scripture says, your own thoughts will not lead to salvation and will lead to death. So many people today are risking their eternal salvation on their own thoughts, which won’t do them any good. They need to know God’s thoughts, that’s why GOD had the bible written through his divinely inspired writers.

Don’t add anything to God’s words!



Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

Be careful what you say. Sunday school teachers, be careful what you teach. If you aren’t sure, confess that you don’t know and find out the truth.

Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

This applies to anyone.teachers, preachers, bible students, etc..

Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

This scripture relates to false prophets, cults, etc. They may think that they are fooling people here on earth today, but judgment day is coming for them!

Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Everything that is in the bible is correct and pure. Not just some of it. We might think we find inconsistencies, but that is not the case. We don’t understand, we might think we know it all, but we don’t.

The Holy Spirit’s role in biblical teaching

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

An Instruction Booklet for today’s world



II Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Everything you wanted to know about living is in the bible. You need to know nothing else when it comes to life and godliness.

Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Jot = the smallest character in the Hebrew alphabet.

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Attitude!

Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 10:30 pm

PRIDE


Psalm 18:27 NIV You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty (proud).

Proverbs 16:18 NIV Pride goes before destruction, a haughty (proud) spirit before a fall.

Romans 12:3 NIV For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

Matthew 23:12 NIV For whoever exalts himself himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

HUMILITY / MEEKNESS

Philippians 2:3 KJV Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

NIV Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

James 3:13 KJV Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

NIV Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.



James 3: 17 KJV But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peacable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

NIV But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

DECEPTIVE

Ephesians 4:25 NIV Therefore each of you must be put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

WILLFULL

Psalm 19:13 NIV Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of transgression.

SELFISH

Matthew 6:24 NIV No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (5) It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

ANGRY

Matthew 5:21-26 NIV You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, “Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.” (22) But I tell you than anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother “Raca (an insult), is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, “You fool!” will be in danger of the fire of hell. (23) Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, (24) leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (25) Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison (26) I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

Ephesians 4:26 NIV In your anger, do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.

Mark 7:22 (talking about the evil things that come out of a person’s heart) NIV greed, malice (evil speaking) , deceit, lewdness (sexually obscene), envy, slander, arrogance and folly.

UNGRATEFUL

Matthew 14:19 NIV And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.


1 Thes 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

UNMERCIFUL

Matthew 18:21-35 NIV (21) Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” (22) Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy seven times. (23)Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. (24) As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. (25) Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. (26) “The servant fell on his knees before him. Be patient with me, he begged, and I will pay back everything. (27) The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go. (28) But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denari. He grabbed him and began to choke him. Pay back what you owe me! he demanded. (29) His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, Be patient with me, and I will pay you back. (30) But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. (31) When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. (32) Then the master called the servant in, You wicked servant, he said, I canceled all that debt of your because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you? (34) In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all the owed. (35) This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.

Matthew 23:23 NIV Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You give a tenth of your spices-mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law-justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

UNCONCERN

Matthew 25:35 NIV For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.

1 Corinth 12:25-26 NIV so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for the other. (26) If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

INSENSITIVE/CALLOUSED

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

INDIFFERENT

1 John 3:17 NIV If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?




Key


KJV = King James Version Bible

NIV = New International Version Bible

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