“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
King James Version (KJV)
What Can We Get From Reading The Bible's comment on 2020-07-15 03:43:36:
Proverbs is a great Book to get wisdom.
Psalms is about the realities of life: high, low; rejoicing and weeping; regrets and renewal, and much more.
Song of Solomon is a picture of The Lord and his Bride.
The Old Testament history records are about no matter how far you sink and sin; reject God: eventually people realized they must return to God; and God took them back.
It seems when things are going good: we slip back into our old sinful ways.
Lamentations is a heartbreaking book. It shows you how far God goes to bring us back to Him.
I can never understand how easily we can just drop God out of our lives, when it suits us. How do we do that? Do we think that He doesn't love like us; ache when we hurt ourselves.
I'm weird I guess. I could see how viewing movies on Netflix did not edify my spirit. I dropped them and had PureFlix for a time. The process of being entertained disturbs me. That's when I really started reading huge sections of the Bible. One day I made myself read all the genealogies. I'm asking what does this teach me? God knows everyone who has ever lived! He keeps it all written down. He knows us; we aren't invisible like we feel sometimes in a crowd or standing in line at the grocery store. He's as close as you let Him be. I never cry alone. He's with me watching clouds, or sunsets. I adore rain because I see the flash and hear the thunder and to me... it's me hearing his sound. We need more God consciousness. You can have as much as you want. No limits. He will show you Himself in the world as much as you can see Him in his written Word: the Bible. Dive in, get wet, splash it on someone else. Maybe that's how we share it with those we love? Experience the love of our Savior. I cannot define the depth of His love. Lean into Him. That's all I can say. Mishael
Chris's comment on 2020-07-14 22:31:48:
Terry, that's wonderful that you desire to help a dear one in this matter. As you know, most of the Bible gives the 'tonic' required to overcome our daily struggles in life, whether in the physical, emotional or spiritual realm. But I understand that you are actually looking for Scriptures that just demonstrate what a person goes through in life. The only real pertinent portions I can think of, relate to actual peoples' concerns & struggles within, so I offer the following:
a. King David. In many of the his Psalms, he writes of his anguish, loneliness, fear of the enemy, his heart-cry over sin, and the guilt he struggled with because of it. We also see his huge grief in the loss of his son (2 Samuel 12:15-24). See also Psalms 38 & 42 for various expressions of sorrow & despair. You can see many of his other Psalms.He was well acquainted with grief.
b. Elijah. 1 Kings 19:1-14. We see him fearing for his life as well as a lot of self-pity.
c. Jonah. Jonah chapter 4. He is an angry man, disobedient & selfish.
d. Job. Job 1 & 2. As you know, here is a man who lost everything: his family, servants & animals. He then was physically afflicted with boils. Chapter 3 shows some of his grief as well as other chapters as he talks with his 'friends' & God about what he is going through.
e. Jeremiah. Also known as the weeping prophet, Jeremiah suffered from constant rejection by the people he loved and reached out to. God had called him to preach, yet forbidden him to marry and have children. He lived alone, he ministered alone, he was poor, ridiculed, and rejected by his people. In the midst of it, he displayed great spiritual faith and strength, and yet we also see his honesty as he wrestled with despair and a great sense of failure. Jeremiah 20:14-18.
I hope that as you read these portions, & if you can read as much about the person as possible, you will learn how many of these notable folk suffered a great deal inwardly for an extended period of time.
Terry's comment on 2020-07-14 20:37:27:
What scriptures can you share with a person that you care about but don't understand the fact that every thing, is not going to go or be ok every day.
Please help me.
bezejuh emmerencia epse nkeng's comment on 2014-11-17 05:31:28:
I think these men wanted to be sure that paul was not bringing to them a religion that was out of scripture. for surely in those days just like today a lot of people were into religion rather than seek CHRIST the author and finisher of faith. All they wanted was a truthful and substantail suport of this truth.
Kathy Powe's comment on 2014-06-30 16:36:50:
I think the men during time of Acts people did not know the word of the Lord as it were being taught by Paul whom God had sent they were more eager to learn about the word of the Lord then the men of Thessalonica did so they were eager to learn more by asking Paul questions of the part of words meaning wanted to have the proof other what he were teaching I guess some did some research for themselves. That I can not get a clear learning about the Lords word I also get eagle enough to ask or do some research of my own. Good to be eager about the Lords word.
Russ's comment on 2012-12-04 13:14:15:
The Bible tells the Truth because GOD cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18), that can be verified, 2 Timothy 3: 16,17 and John 17:3.