Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Bible Questions Answered:
“...it's impossible to be perfect in this world...”
Helen/ Schorndorf, Germany Baden Wurttemberg
James 1:27 KJV
Pure religion and undefiled before God and The Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Our God, never calls us to do anything that we, are not capable of doing. We can live holy lives with His help!
Genesis 17:1,2 NLT (When The Lord appeared before Abram at 99 years of age and said...)
1 "...“I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve Me faithfully and live a blameless life.
2 I will make a covenant with you..."
Psalm 11:7 KJV
For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright.
Luke 1:74,45 KJV
74 That He would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.
II Corinthians 7:1 KJV
Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
I Thessalonians 5:22 KJV
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
II Timothy 1:9 NLT
For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time—to show us His grace through Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 12:14 KJV
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see The Lord:
I Peter 1:16 KJV
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
II Peter 3:11 KJV
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and Godliness,
I John 2:29 KJV
If ye know that He is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of Him.
In the temptations of life, our God is with us!
I Corinthians 10:13 NLT
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is Faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.
I Corinthians 10:13 MSG
No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.
Elijah the mighty prophet of God, at a woman's rebuke (Jezebel), ran for his life, and hid in a cave.
Thinking to himself that he was the only one yet serving God, and that soon he would be the last.
I King 19:1,2 NLT
1 When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done, including the way he had killed all the prophets of Baal.
2 So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them.”
The Lord saw Elijah hiding in the cave and gave him this message...
I Kings 19:18 KJV
"...I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
No, the prophet was not “alone,” in serving God, there were thousands upon thousands of faithful others!
II Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath Light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of The Living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith The Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith The Lord Almighty.
When we are become weak in our spiritual race, Isaiah tells us...
Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that The Everlasting God, The Lord, The Creator Of The Ends Of The Earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon The Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Romans 12:1,2 NLT
1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.