On Quoting the Bible

Recently I was talking with someone who was recounting something terrible to me and was telling me how it is exactly what his wife had feared would happen! I found myself doing something that I am even embarrassed to repeat but for the sake of this article and to keep myself honest I will tell on myself. I used what I knew to be a misquote from the Bible saying “Job said “the thing I greatly fear has come upon me”, knowing that it sounds like that is a rule of the Word instead of what it actually was, an observation by Job on the fact that he had worried about all the things that had happened to him!  “Do unto others as others have done unto you!”  Yes I am sure you have read that in the Bible! But have you actually read “God couldn’t be everywhere so He made mothers”?  Did you learn that one in Sunday School along with the story of Shedwreck, Meshack and a Billy Goat?  I have heard people say that you will know when it is the “last days” because the seasons will blend, this was said to me during one particularly warm winter, and the person that said it was the son of a preacher himself! Then there was the lady who told me, when I was pregnant with my first child that I was the kind of person that God gave a handicapped or mentally challenged child to because I had so much love to give! At this point my love got a little thin. People can take a scripture from any place in the Bible and make it say anything, and build whole theologies around their sin of choice. Matthew 27:5 (King James Version) says this: 5… and (Judas) went and hanged himself. Then there is a verse that says: Luke 3:11 (King James Version) 11, let him do likewise. So if we want to tell someone that he should die at his own hand, we can prove it by the Bible by saying, “The Bible says that Judas went and hanged himself let him do likewise!” Preachers and teachers are trying to convince people there will be no “Rapture” and although I know that word is not written in the Bible, “rise to meet Him in the air” is which is what the word means; they try to tell us that Jesus is only one of many ways. I heard someone say that a preacher was trying to convince him that Jesus was not the Son of God! I am not going to try to convince anyone of anything, just letting my life and my light shine. When I go into my bedroom at night, I can turn on my little cell phone and the weak light shines bright enough to show me the way to the lamp! So what if you are not the brightest candle on the table, if all the lights are out in a dark room, you shine! At work, you may be the only candle in a dark room, don’t hide yourself under a bucket, or behind a desk, get out there and live in such a way that people will WANT to know the source of your light. Don’t take anyone else’s word for “the Bible says”, read it for yourself. If you don’t know where to start and you have a question, get a Bible that has a concordance, it will have every subject listed in alphabetical order and you can find it for yourself. Read not only the ONE scripture in question, but read the context of the scripture so that you know exactly what it means! I’m sure you could share some misquote with me that I haven’t heard! By the way, does the Bible really say men should make the coffee? Yes, there is a whole book on it it’s the book of HeBrews!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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5 Responses to On Quoting the Bible

  1. Agent X says:

    They say … The first three rules of business are location, location, and location.

    perhaps the first three rules of Bible interpretation should be context, context, and context! Although… these days just finding someone willing to open a Bible at all sets them apart from the herd by a country mile.

    X

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  2. Janice Wald says:

    Hi,
    I teach the Bible story about David and Goliath.
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger! I was his featured blogger too!
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.
    Janice

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