Tag Archive | Bible Verses

Seek Counsel

Proverbs 15:22 (ESV) Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.  

 

Proverbs 21:5 (ESV) The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.  

 

Proverbs 22:3 (ESV) The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. 

 

Proverbs 1:2-3 (ESV) To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,  

3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;


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The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood

The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood

Are you sure you know what your favorite Bible verses mean?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”–Philippians 4:13
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”–Jeremiah 29:11
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.”–Romans 8:28

These and a surprising number of well-known Scripture passages are commonly misused or misunderstood. Even well-intentioned Christians take important verses out of context, and pastor Eric J. Bargerhuff has seen the effects: confusion, poor decisions, and a distorted view of God’s Word.

In this concise yet thorough book, Bargerhuff helps all of us understand what these verses meant when they were written so we can apply them accurately today. Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, he shows how to read God’s promises and instructions in context and appreciate even more the Bible’s eternal message.

Free Kindle book for a limited time.

Haven’t read the book myself but it sounds interesting.

 


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Biblical Verses Concerning Oath Taking

Numbers 30:2 (ESV)  If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Matthew 5:34-37 (ESV)
34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

James 5:12 (ESV) But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.


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