Are You Afraid Of Putting Your Heart In Other People’s Problems?

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” There is a vast difference between putting your nose in other people’s business and putting your heart in other people’s problems” – Walk Thru The Bible

Upon reading 2 Samuel chapters 19-20 my bible had the above quote in it alone with some great insights to what I have been reading in God’s word.  Now King David had sinned twice between chapters 12 and 20 of 2 Samuel. Both times someone with Holy boldness and confronted him about it in a lovingly way with God’s word. That got me to thinking how many times do we witness our friends doing something wrong and just pat them on the pack or don’t say anything at all? My guess is we do this very frequently because we are afraid of judgment, ridicule or that our friend may think we are judging them.

When someone tells their friend that what they are doing is wrong most of the time they will respond defensively and claim they are judging us. I think we should not let this discourage us but lean on the strength of the Lord and lovingly correct them. How can we say we are their friend if we just let them do wrong and not say anything?

I remember on my 17th birthday my dad threw me a birthday party at Dave and Busters. He invited all my friends including ones I haven’t seen in a while. One of those friends who I have not seen in a while stole some money someone had left on the table because we ran out of tokens. Now, I spoke up and expressed how wrong it was to do that and I suggested she put it back but she didn’t. After that day I never socialized with that friend again. I said that story to give an example of how we need to be Bold for Christ and lovingly correct our friends. 

God says in Proverbs 27:5-6 “Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses”

So I encourage you today to meditate on Proverbs 27:5-6 pray about it and follow it. God will never steer you wrong and he does let you know when you do wrong and you should extend the same to your friends. Encouraging each other in the ways of the Lord is a great way to have each other’s back. Do you agree or disagree?

God Bless

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© Jasmine Samilton

Quote Of The Day

“For most of us, forgiveness comes easily… After we’ve gotten even”- Walk Thru The Bible

What does getting even really do for us once we “get even”? It can’t be pleasure because 9/10x we still hate that person or dislike that person. So is it true forgiveness if still hold ill feelings toward that person?

To get even is a coward and weak way to pay someone back for aomwthing they have done to you. The strong way to pay them back is to forgive them and let it go and forget it and just love them. Check out 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

Quote Of The Day

“To Feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian — to help them is” – Walk Thru The Bible

Too many Christians proclaim the name of Christ but their deeds are not of the one who they proclaim. How many times have you walked past a homeless person and didn’t give them something, whether it was a quarter or going to by them a meal because you no cash on you? Many people without realizing it will loan money or give money to a friend or a family member before they would a homeless person on the street.

God says In James 1: 22 ” Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

How many times does it day to help others in the bible or to love your neighbor as yourself? Too many to count right. if you were in the same predicament as a homeless person would appreciate it if someone bought you some food, gave you clothes or some money right?

Well ” If you really keep the law found in scripture. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’, you are doing right.” – – James 2:8

Those homeless people are your neighbors, so help them in any way you can. There are plenty of charities as well that you can donate to, to help or create one of your own.

“Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in the mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” – James 1:23,24

Idol gods, What are you really worshiping?

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Romans 1:21-23,25 ” For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to  be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.  They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised. Amen.”

I encourage you to take sometime to ask yourself the questions in the image above. It has been brought to my attention that history Biblically is repeating itself. The Israelites in the old testament of the bible only obeyed God for the lifetime of the judges that were raised by God. After each judge would die they would go back and start Idol worshiping even though they knew it was a sin. In modern times we too partake in a lot of idol worship.

In my religion class I am taking this semester we have talked about and tried to explain what religion is. which we have found to be very complicated to explain and define. One reason being is that different things can be considered a religion like baseball and basket ball, which can also be idol worship.

In Class we break down religion into different questions and aspects, What is religion, how do you define it in psychological, sociological,  and cultural anthropological approaches among a few others. If you keep an open mind about this you will learn that many could say that for example baseball is a religion. You go to a facility to see the game you worship your favorite team like you would go to church to worship God. You keep up with the how the team is doing during the season. You wear symbols that represent the team you’re rooting for and/or the players number and have your face and car and even your home decorated with symbols and colors of your favorite team. You also do the same with God when you wear shirts with bible verses and bumper stickers on you cars. You in a way rebuke those who like another team example browns and steelers fans. (Yes I know that is football but i used that to make a point. I do not know much about baseball to be able to make the same point where you will understand exactly what I am talking about).

Do you see the similarities or do I need to go on? The only difference would be that you focus on these teams and the stats more than you focus on the Lord. Do you consider yourself a die-hard fan for the lakers or the Yankees or he cowboys? Does God fit into that or is he secondary to that?

You see so many people out here claiming that they love the Lord yet you mostly only hear and see worldly things come out of their mouths and behavior. You are worshiping the things God has made (Celebrities, sports, money, etc.) more than you are worshiping him with makes you idolaters. If you ask people even believers what they can live without they will name material things not God. Or they will name God and then material things. Is not God the only thing we need??

Is God a priority in your life?   What can’t you live without?   “Do you have a dream you would sacrifice everything to realize?”-  Life Application Bible

God tells us to mediate on his word everyday and every night, this is what will keep us from idolatry and from sin.

Joshua 1:8 NIV “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night. so that you may be carful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

If you wanna be successful and prosperous and always keep God a priority in your life, then meditate on his word day and night and “BE A DOER OF HIS WORD NOT JUST A LISTENER!”- Cornelius Lindesy

God Bless

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© 2015 Jasmine Samilton