“Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.”
King James Version (KJV)
Darlene's comment on 2021-05-28 12:06:37:
Thanks so much!
Darlene's comment on 2021-05-28 12:00:02:
Thank you so much.
Darlene's comment on 2021-05-28 11:54:50:
Thanks , so much for your reply! I always feel such a relief when I get the answers! Thanks
Earl Bowman's comment on 2021-05-27 12:26:34:
Sister Darlene, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.
The Bible is THE WORD; therefore, the words are the (Heavenly) Fathers. Proverbs 6:20 is the (Heavenly) FATHER saying to you THE SON (or daughter) to keep his words. It does not contradict the scripture in Matthew telling you to call no one father; but GOD THE (heavenly) FATHER.
CherylAnn's comment on 2021-05-27 09:13:55:
The context of Matthew 23:9 tells us that referring to one's biological father as "father" is not what Jesus is speaking about.
In Matthew 23:1-12, Jesus is denouncing the Jewish scribes and Pharisees for rejecting Him as their Messiah, in particular for their hypocrisy in elevating themselves above others with titles such as "teacher" and "master." The Jewish teachers affected those titles because they supposed that a teacher formed the man or gave him real life. They sought, therefore, to be called "father," as if they were the source of truth rather than God. Christ taught that the source of all life and truth is God, and no one ought to seek or receive a title that properly belongs to Him. No one should be as revered as God is.
This denunciation is equally relevant today. In no way should any person look up to, follow, or elevate a human leader in any religious or church organization above Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. He alone is the author of our salvation, source of comfort in difficulties, and strength to live the Christian life. He is the only One to whom our prayers should be directed. No one else has the right to say, "Look to me to meet your spiritual needs." Jesus' warning against calling men "father" is a caution against ostentation, pride, and hypocrisy.
Roman Catholics call their priests "father," and the Pope is the "holy father." Abbots take their title from the Aramaic word abba, which means "father." This is clearly unbiblical. The priest as "father" is problematic. In the case of "holy father," there is no doubt this title is unbiblical. No man can take on the title of "holy" anything, because only God is holy. This title gives the Pope a status that is never intended for any man on earth.
Darlene's comment on 2021-05-27 07:43:01:
Why in Matthew does it say" call no one you father on earth for you only have One Father in heaven.
And then in proverbs 6:20 it turns around and calls your father -father? I don't get that.
Gary Stamper's comment on 2021-05-27 00:44:46:
Knowing there's something missing in your life. Bringing that to your attention while trying to understand the Bible. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ, turn away from your sin and He will save you, (come into your heart). Ask the Holy Spirit to accomplishes His work by giving you understanding of the scripture and the power to walk in it.
Surrender is our big part in this and allow Jesus through the Holy Spirit to do his work.
Mishael's comment on 2021-05-26 15:57:36:
King David in Psalm 51.
Clearly shows his own disgust over his past behavior and choices. A genuine repentance and desire to be restored into right relationship with the Lord again.
Enoch's comment on 2021-05-26 14:28:15:
Examples of trouble members in the bible?
suziq's comment on 2021-05-26 02:21:04:
Thankyou David ,that was a very good explanation and helpfull to me ,i guess i get a bit touchy when i hear the phrase "the spirit guides us " ,thats totally my fault ,it reminds of the kind of things that so called mediums say ,those guys really annoy me ! I guess i need to leave my baggage at the door before i post on here ,may Christ return very soon ,to save us from ourselves and each other and may God bless you and all your house David .
David's comment on 2021-05-25 22:33:46:
Jeremiah tells us of what the Lord God sees in our heart. Paul writes in Romans 7 the battle in mind and hearts to love and serve God. The same struggle we all go through. However, Paul also reminds us about how if any be in Christ, he is now a "new creature" and that "...old things have passed away behold all things are become new."(2 Corinthians 5: 17)
Paul encourages us into this new mind set through Col 3:1-6. Where he admonishes us to mortify or kill the things that "...sake the wrath of God..." onto the children of disobedience. v. 10 But also to "...put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him."
But before we try to "put on" the new man, we need to "put off" the things cause us to fall constantly. v. 8
The struggle is tough, but the Lord promises us victory when we try. That's the Holy Spirit's job, to remind us, to encourage us, to strengthen and especially to comfort us. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3: 5, 6
May the Lord's blessing be evident on all who endeavor to love and worship our soon coming Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
S Spencer's comment on 2021-05-25 13:10:13:
Jeremiah 17:9. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
YOU ARE SO RIGHT, IN THE HEBREW I THINK IT ACTUALLY SAYS INCURABLY WICKED.
THAT'S WHY GOD DON'T REPAIR THE OLD HEART, HE GIVES US A NEW HEART.
Ezekiel 36:26-27. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Ezekiel 11:19. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I WILL TAKE THE STONY HEART OUT OF THEIR FLESH, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Proverbs 3:3-6. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Even the desciples was confused throughout Jesus ministry.
John 6:60-63. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH; THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING: THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU, THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE.
John 16:12-13. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
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 shew you things to come.
1 CORINTHIANS CH 2.
suziq's comment on 2021-05-25 07:50:04:
Hello S Spencer ,i am far too mistrustfull of my own sinfull nature , Jeremiah ch17 v9 ,my guide is definately the words in the Bible ,the words of God and the words of Jesus ,i can see them in print and know they are eternaly true , if the Holy Spirit ever told you to do something that was in oposition to what has been written for us and preserved for us in the Bible ,would you do it ? Im guessing and hoping not ,that heart that Jeremiah talks about isnt the devils ,its ours , Genesis ch8 v21 , Numbers ch15 v30&31 , i am sure some one will accuse me of speaking against the Holy Spirit but i shant take offence and i dont mean to offend ,its just that i believe that God gave us the Bible to instruct and guide us closer to Him and my own sinfull nature is not to be trusted but Gods Word will never steer me wrong .
S Spencer's comment on 2021-05-25 05:56:21:
And it's the "NEW " heart in which that passion comes, It's the Holyspirit that guides us.
David's comment on 2021-05-25 00:01:53:
Many are still ignorant with regards to their relationship to the Lord God, Jesus Christ. The difference is simply why and how you live. I trust and obey the Scripture because the Lord saved me unto good works. Ephesians 2: 8-10. The Key is that I am already saved so I work. Why? To show My Lord and Saviour that I love Him. I work because I am saved, Not to get saved
jon's comment on 2016-09-25 18:32:23:
John 10 30 Jesus said I and my Father are one.
Grant's comment on 2015-04-15 20:25:02:
How do you explain three gods in one when you read Moses simple statement at the end of Deuteronomy 4:39? Does the prophet Isaiah agree with Moses at Isa 44:8? Both authors agree that Jesus is not God and affirm that there is no one else! The term "three gods in one " is not a bible teaching. After reading about his father, even Jesus knew there was no one else.
Nkosilathi's comment on 2014-03-06 20:41:57:
What is written exactly in the original scripts scrolls Jehovah or Lord