Bible verses to build your life on

Jesus said: “… whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock…” ~ Matthew 7:24



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Shhh… or boldly? ~ which is it? ~ study

October 2010


Shhh... be very quiet... we're going somewhere special. Hey! I said quiet!... We have to go in and not make a sound, and hope no one notices... ~ Now, that you follow that train of thought, check this verse out: ~ you'll have to look below! :)




"For we do have a High Priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. [And because of that] Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." ~ Hebrews 4:15-16


May I add a few thoughts on this. Dwelling in His wonderful presence ought to so rapture our attention - thoughts, energy, emotions - that we view anything that interrupts that as a foe. I don't mean people, I mean life-distractions. As in things where we exclude God from them - we really need to, as a body of Christ, focus on and grow more in viewing those things that disrupt and block our fellowship with God (bad attitudes included) as foes, as unwanted, as something to run from. That is really what is meant by abhorring - hating what is evil, isn't it? I mean, we can't abhor what God says is evil and entertain ourselves with it - at the same time, can we? no, we can't. And what's more is most Christians these days have forgotten the Biblical teaching of how God silently (not noisily) but, most often silently walks away when His children fight for our 'rights', or our 'way', or our 'stuff', or our 'time alone with our entertainment - games, TV, movies, etc...' ~ And the silence during and after that is because we have pushed Him away.


So, if this is you, that God happens to have me talking to - how do you (and I) get back in harmony with Him, to once-again enjoy the warm embrace of His wonderful holy pure presence again? Simple - 1st John 1:9. ~ Confess, learn to hate that, walk away - don't look back (and practice not going back), and then pick up and walk forward with Him (and without that sin/entanglement). ~ Nice, huh? :)


And, then after that, we can once again enjoy His wonderful presence, love, wisdom, and insight once again! And as we grow in that, we can then grow in studying His Word, grow in understanding His Word, rightly applying His Word, memorizing His Word, reaching out to others with His Word, and boldly proclaiming His Word, and having a strong confidence that comes with walking with Him as our pattern!.. but, then, I'm getting ahead of myself, for I plan to post more on these topics in the future. :)


For now though, I challenge (and/or plead with you) Meditate on that verse - Hebrews 4:15-16. What is hindering you today? Is it worth it? Are you willing to remove it? ~ How much is Christ and an uninterrupted relationship with Him worth to you? ~ your bro/friend, and a growing servant/life-slave of Jesus, SH