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#1 Barbara

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

For Merry :)


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:39 PM

The idea of this thread is for a very quick bible study to enable us to read bible verses that we might not have otherwise though to read or to see in a particular light.

It's meant to be very quick, and very easy and when you come onto the thread you respond to the bible verse the previous person  has posted and say something about it and then post your own verse that you like.

 

I'll kick of with this one: Isiah 55:12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
 

because it sums up how I sometimes feel and also reminds me of somebody very special and of a special event.

 

Over to you. If it doesn't make sense then please ask.


Edited by Merry, 26 May 2015 - 02:41 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 02:49 PM

Yes, I love that verse but am always puzzled by the singing mountains!   I assume the trees clapping their hands are the wind rustling the branches.   A lovely verse but puzzling for someone who is quite prosaic!

 

 

Matthew 6 v 25-27 are a great comfort to me:

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:17 PM

I think the trees are clapping their hands because of the wind and the wind is the Holy Spirit which we hear blowing round the mountains, trees etc etc.

Those verses from Matthew are lovely, quite special really and showing us that we don't need to do anything special for Him to feed us, he will do it anyway.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

:nod:

I like that trees of the field clapping bit - I just see it as everything praising God, even creation!
And that Matthew passage Barbara, I find a great comfort when faced with stresses and concerns in daily life - A reminder to keep trusting the Lord :)

Good idea for a thread Merry, thanks.

I seem to keep coming across a verse recently. It's from Micah 6.8. Actually it's good to read the preceding two verses as well, because verse 8 is in answer to the question posed in 6&7.

Micah 6:6-8New International Version (NIV)

6 With what shall I come before the Lord
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.


(Bold emphasis mine).
I love that instruction in verse 8. It tells us not to be bound up by rules and regulations - ie outward trappings of faith - but to have one's heart in the right place with God.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:33 PM

Fru, that last bit is one of my favourites. I have a messenger bag with it on. How to live right in a nutshell.

Isaiah 43:1 "But now, this is what the Lord says –
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine."

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:34 PM

And I love that 6.8 is used in the service quite often, though I didn't know where it was from until the vicar mentioned it last week and now you as well Fru :)

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 06:37 PM

I agree, it is the verse which explains what it is to be 'religious' as in the other thread!

 

And, Q, I love the fact that I am called by God by my name - it's so personal.

 

What's more, he looks on us as grasshoppers and still loves each one individually!!

 

Is 40:

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
    and its people are like grasshoppers.

 

Do you love individual grasshoppers?


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 06:40 PM

Yes, when they sit still long enough for me to take a picture of them!



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 06:46 PM

And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. 

 
When you break it down like that, obedience seems manageable, doesn't it? :)
 
One of my favourite verses in Isaiah is 30:21, Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ It seems to me that God is saying that we won't always hear him speaking to us if we are on the right track, but he'll make sure we know pretty soon if we stray?


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 06:47 PM

Isaiah 54 v 10 (GNT cos thats where i learnt it from age 7)

 

 The mountains and hills may crumble,
    but my love for you will never end;
    I will keep forever my promise of peace.”
So says the Lord who loves you.


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:31 PM

Must be meant for you at the moment, Merry ;)

Q, that's a powerful verse isn't it? It's in our being redeemed that we are released from fear. Wow. And we are called by name. That always blows me away. Me. Fru. Called by God by name! Wow. Incredibly freeing stuff!

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:39 PM

Hmm, perhaps. Not sure what to make of that though.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:08 PM

Merry, I somehow missed umpteen posts there - my comment about a verse being for you referred to the Micah 6.8 verse!

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

Yes, I realised. I'm trying to work out the significance of it, that is what is making me ponder.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:51 PM

Proverbs 3:5&6........ Sometimes it's difficult to remember to 'trust in the Lord with ALL your heart..... Sometimes we think we know what we're doing but we should not lean on our own understanding...... If we do we're doomed to fail..... We can do nothing without him xx

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5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

I'm really blessed by that one in recent months - I used to be rather overly argumentative (What? Surely not! I hear you cry ;) ) and this verse among others and some good pastoral advice has really helped me to move away from that.

 

Brain is mush this evening, so I will return with my verse in a bit :)


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Posted 26 May 2015 - 09:34 PM

here wego:

 

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

 

special to me since my relationship with my dad was restored this Christmas past.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

Whereas I find that verse very difficult. 

 

One of my favourites is Jeremiah 29: 11-13

 

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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 

 

Not only has it helped me, but it is something that gives me great comfort when I worry about DS's adulthood and future.


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