Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This is a random picture that reminds me of imperfections. 

So I was looking for a bible verse and found all these.. and more. I thought I would share them with you guys just because I thought they were interesting. 

"You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight."
   - John 16:14

So I think this verse is pretty blunt. 

"Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you"  
He also told this parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will like his teacher.
"Why do you look at a speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the  plank out of your eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye..             - Luke 6:37-42

What I gathered from that was.. Like it said. don't judge and you won't be judged. What you dish out you will take in. So be careful what you measure out, because you will get what you give. And don't be trying to fix everyone else's problems, big or small, when you have your own problems. Instead, fix your own problems first.. Then you will see clearly how to fix everyone else's.

Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains..     - John 9: 41

Basically, when you didn't fully know about Jesus and his saving grace, you weren't guilty of sin. But now that you do (you claim to see), you know about your sins, so your guilt remains.

"Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.    - Acts 18:9

pretty much what it says.

And finally my life verse! Or verses..

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.   -Epheasians 2:8-9

As the ring I wear puts it.. "Saved by Grace through Faith". And its all God. So that no one can get the credit. Because we are God's creation.. all created to do good works that God has already planned for us to do.

So I hope someone out there gains something from this. If you have any thoughts or opinions, feel free to comment.

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