“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:”
King James Version (KJV)
Dee's comment on 2021-05-08 08:40:43:
Why is it that "people who talk about Jesus" can act worse than people who scoff at Scripture, calling it a fable?
People say "bad Christian," while I think no true Christian CAN act badly!
Mishael's comment on 2020-11-22 21:52:47:
Some of us do read the whole thing :)
Read the Commentary
Read all the cross reference notes in the center columns on each page: that match with the abc notes inside of the scripture; that reference to other books or prophesies.
Check the genealogies
Personal note: our Bible comment room isn't a good place to either act foolish or angry. Some do. Forgive them and give the rest of us a chance to study with you.
There's a ton of links in the "Red Link Area" where you first came in. The Search Box leads to the Commentaries.
There are people in Prayer Requests that could use a special prayer from those who take Matthew 26, joyfully.
Hope we see you again. Mishael
Jay's comment on 2020-11-22 18:30:46:
Concerning Matthew 10:22 -
How sad it is that all those who chose to post under this daily verse, have totally ignored the complete verse. Why would it be that we only pick and chose from the Word of God, dismissing what we will.
The verse of the day - "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
I pray that we all will accept Exodus 31:3 - "And I filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship". The Holy Spirit is "the beginning of understanding"; therefore if one ever hears the phrase "we will understand it by and by", let us turn quickly and run the other way. How sad to hear.
Praise God, Thank You Jesus.
Chris's comment on 2020-11-22 13:47:46:
I'm unsure which event you are referring to. John 15:19 and John 17:14 shows Jesus saying, that people would hate us (followers of Christ) because we're not like them (of the world) - we don't behave or follow their ways.
But if you're writing about some worldly affairs that we should not be a part of, then you are correct to a point. God has given us the privilege of living in a World prepared for our habitation & enjoyment. There will be many things happening within 'our world' & 'outside our world' of significance. And we will have to deal with all those things, not just with our minds, but also our decisions on how to act. I'm unsure if you are thinking of any specific aspect of worldly affairs but I believe we can be involved in some way with the actions of local/federal government, or against the evils going on around us, or just being salt & light in those dark areas bringing out the light & beauty of Kingdom life. There will be things that the world does that will hold no interest to us or will add nothing to our faith & walk with the Lord (such as their worldly pleasures & pursuits); we can overlook & avoid such things & not clutter our minds & lives with them.
However, you may be thinking of something else or some Scripture that brings out your thoughts.
Lisa Hines's comment on 2020-11-22 10:16:54:
Why is this person speaking on what's going on in this world when we are not apart of this world
1 Peter 3's comment on 2020-09-27 04:59:51:
Sometimes you just have to read it slower to pick up the meaning.
1 Peter 3
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
9 NOT rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him REFRAIN his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11 Let him eschew (avoid) evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue (follow) it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Mishael: there's no controversy to what you read. I read Genesis and Revelation at a snails pace. Genesis sometimes jumps forward; sometimes it adds more information, or points backward.
It helps tremendously to get a Bible with Center of Each Page, Reference Columns.
(See the abc notes?). It adds more info; or it fast forwards to fulfillment; or it will point to a prophesy about Jesus, etc.
Before too long, you'll be teaching. I always ask the Holy Spirit to show me what I am reading.
Like, if you're reading about Cain; it helps to read all the way through to his death and a little past that. Read the reference columns too as you move along.
Chris's comment on 2020-09-27 01:34:25:
In Matthew 7:12, Jesus was stating the type of behaviour that we should show to others: a behaviour that is gentle, kind, understanding, without hatred, without jealousy. If we expect others to have this type of attitude towards us, then we must also show them the same. We can't expect graciousness from others if we are not prepared to show them likewise.
Then in 1 Peter 3:9, Peter says the same thing about our attitude, except that if someone does evil to us (with lies, anger, hurt, etc.) instead of good, then we don't repay with evil to them. So the message from both the Matthew & 1 Peter passages tells us that whatever comes our way from others, whether good or bad, our response must always be good & above reproach to them, as those that profess godliness.
Derrick's comment on 2020-09-26 18:58:19:
I want to know why in Matt.7:12 when jesus was talking about do unto others as you would want them to do unto you and then over in 1Pet.3:9 it talking about rendering evil for evil can i have some help with understanding why was the both was said
Chris's comment on 2020-09-25 17:11:04:
Norman, you don't mention whether you both were born again at the time of your wedding. Now, even if you both were believers loving & serving God, you both found each other at a time when she was rejected & unloved by a vile man. Ordinarily, the Scriptures are clear about divorce & re-marriage (which you are aware of), but I believe that God sees exceptions & also gives further proof His acceptance of us. Your wife was abused or treated badly - she rightly left that relationship before she was hurt further. You both then met, you offered her counsel & support & your love for each other grew. You both wanted to cement that love in marriage - you've had a wonderful family, a loving faithful marriage & you've remained together through thick & thin with the blessing & help of the Lord. Apart from this sense of guilt you express now, have you ever sensed the Lord rejecting or disregarding your love for Him during your marriage? Did He give any clues about His displeasure & allowing a strong Word or discipline to come your way? You only know those answers.
From what I can glean from your sharing here, is that the Lord has indeed blessed your lives in innumerable ways and isn't this His Confirmation to you both that your marriage was of the Lord, both to save her from a life of sorrow & that you both might grow a family to know & serve the Lord? You have without doubt shared all your heart ache on this matter with the Lord & I sense that you've done so in all honesty & devotion to Him. Leave it with the Lord, look for His confirmations of His acceptance & forgiving any wrong, & continue to love Him & your family with all that's within you.
When we consider so many outside of Christ just hopping in & out of wedlock, we see a continual unhappiness & dissatisfaction in their marriages, often based on trivial issues or looking for the greener grass on the other side. This, the Lord hates; but I see the Lord's blessing on your marriage revealed in many ways to you.
Lynn C Friend's comment on 2020-09-25 13:11:27:
Every sin "you believe" you ever committed was wiped away at the cross of Jesus Christ... The cross is/was a finished work. Have a great day. Lynn
Philip's comment on 2020-09-25 12:13:45:
Jesus was asked: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments," (Matt 22:36-40)
Jesus gave us many commandments in the new testament Norman see if you can find more.
Jackie Bolin's comment on 2020-09-25 08:20:49:
I agree to disagree
Jeremiah Embs's comment on 2020-09-25 06:27:11:
Jesus went through Samaria himself and preached to the Gentiles himself so they could be saved. John chapter 4, Isaiah 42, Isaiah 49, Isaiah 60:3, Luke 2:32, Acts 26:23.
Lynn C Friend's comment on 2020-09-25 05:23:37:
The word "world" must be understood properly. God created ALL that is a part of the "world" in which one lives. The lamb in Genesis was simply to clothe A&E physically (their flesh) in place of the garments they had made that were not as durable.
I agree that event was symbolic of God's future plan, however that "world" of the flesh comes to an end for all those that understand the foundation that was laid at the cross for the "world" of the Spirit for ALL that were/are freed from sin.
In other words, one "world" is the old "world" of sin, and the other is the new "world" for those that know and understand their freedom from sin.
The first "world" is the "world" one lives in according to the flesh. The new "world" is the "world" one lives when being led of the Spirit.
The new "world" began the moment Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, meaning Jesus was the foundation of the beginning of new "world".
Have a great day, Joy to You, Lynn
Jackie Bolin's comment on 2020-09-24 19:35:48:
Why then was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world Rev 13:8?
Lynn C Friend's comment on 2020-09-24 18:54:20:
Hello Jackie, Do you mean Adam & Eve? If, so they were never saved. They physically died as sinners and they were spiritually dead, out of favor with God, all the days of their lives. God chose the people that He wanted to communicate with in those times.
No, they, A&E did not eat from the Tree of Life. No one got to eat from the Tree of Life until they passed thru the cross, meaning until they believed Jesus died for their sins and the sins of all mankind.
For ex: I know that no one is a sinner unless they have been taught to believe that is what they are.
1John 3:4-9 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Have a great day, Joy to You. Lynn :)
Jackie Bolin's comment on 2020-09-24 18:25:20:
How was they saved if they had no savior
Did they eat of the tree life?
Lynn C Friend's comment on 2020-09-24 14:25:23:
I do enjoy hearing your interpretation of God's Word and I think it's wonderful that you love to discuss the Word.
What I'm hearing you say here is that you believe God's Word was the 1st Law. And yes, that could be absolutely true in a sense. If we were to believe that, we'd have to make absolutely sure of the difference between Covenant Law and the Law that is written in the heart and mind.
The thing is there was no Law for sin at the time of Adam, therefore sin was not imputed at that time and this is the reason he and all others were considered sinners even though they had never sinned. All these folks at that time tried to win back God's favor thru offerings as you noted.
I agree with the lamb being sacrificed as the first blood covering. Good insight on your part. :) I believe it must have been quite a shock for A&E to see this killing and blood for the first time.
My viewpoint is each person needs to understand that sin became defined via the Covenant Law that God gave to Moses to give to the Israelites. When one agrees to be party with God to just one jot or tittle of the Covenant Law they automatically become a sinner until they are freed from the Covenant Law because God made the Law purposely so that no one was able to keep it without breaking it.
Most religions have used bits and pieces of the Covenant Law to form their religious doctrine which causes many problems for many people.
The Covenant Law brings in the need for a Savior and we know that takes place at the cross.
Thank you for your question regarding the breaking of the Law... Lynn :)
Jackie Bolin's comment on 2020-09-24 09:56:41:
Adam or rather Yet Eve broke the 1st Law That God commanded thou shalt not eat of it. So Adam had to eat of it to be with his wife (type of jesus)for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen.2:16-17
He eat of it and died a spiritual death that day and was stripped of his Glory coat and the eyes of them both were opened and they knew that they were naked Gen 3:7
And God judged satan and judged Eve and He judged Adam.
And gives the promise of the Seed (jesus) Genesis 3:15
Then God starts to give providence of the seed jesus unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God made coats of skins and clothed them. Genesis 3:21
The passover lamb jesus
God said in the day you eat of it you will surely die. But that day they did not die But what died that day? A Lamb died a innocent lamb that had done nothing Blood was shed and his skin take off for a covering for Adam and Eve.
The Innocent dying so the Guilty could Live The Cross
They were sentenced to death But a Lamb dies in stead of Adam and eve like. Genesis 22:13
Or we could say they died that day Because one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and no man lived a thousand years 2 Peter 3:8
But I prefer The Passover Lamb Jesus
Thank you for debating the Word of God with me I love the word of God and learning about Jesus may God bless you and your family always. A sinner saved by Grace
Lynn C Friend's comment on 2020-09-23 17:04:54:
I've never heard the breaking of the law explained that way before, however, we know that Adam was never under the Law so not sure if I could see him or his generation being involved with breaking the Law... We learn from Paul that Adam's death penalty that he received for his transgression, reigned until the time of Moses, then God gave Moses the Law of Sin and Death, to give to the Israelites and the strangers that chose to live with them... That Law reigns until the time of Jesus's death on the cross...The cross made it possible to free anyone that believes that Law applies to them to be freed from it and to be able to live their lives alive In Christ, free from the Law of Sin and Death...
If you are simply meaning the breaking of the first set of stone tablets versus the 2nd set of stone tablets, I still see it that Moses broke the first set because he was angry that the Israelites had built and were worshiping the golden calf they had made as their false god...
Then Joshua went back up on the mountain with Moses and the 2nd set of tablets was made... It would appear that even though the Israelites were a stiff necked bunch that they were not worshiping a false god when Moses and Joshua returned the 2nd time....
I'm not able to connect Adam with the Law because the Law came after his death and he was never party with God to the Law...God told Adam the day that he eats from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he will surely die...
Most folks believe that death penalty meant physical death, but we know that cannot be true because Adam went on to physically live for about 700 years... The death penalty Adam received was needing to be reconciled back to God, I call that spiritual death instead of physical death... Spiritual death simply means, anyone that believes they and all others are sinners is spiritually dead and that person needs to be reconciled to God via gaining an understanding of the purpose of the cross...
Have a great day...