the young man stated. He wanted to impress on me where the Bible says you’re not to condemn a man for stealing in order to eat. That’s a great start!
I’m reading this book “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning, Multnomah Books, 1990. It’s dynamite about how stuck up we all are. It’s based on Matthew 9:9-13, where Jesus is eating and having fellowship with so called sinners, you’ll look at people differently when you read it, too.
“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 (NIV)
“People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving. Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house.” Proverbs 6:30-31 (NKJV)
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
I highly recommend the Healing Rooms wherever you live. Cal Pierce taught Healing Room Training that I was blessed to attend. I’ve also been to several Healing Rooms over the years. The churches allow Healing Rooms to use their space, but have no authority over them. It’s God Who heals the mind, body and soul, not religion or church building.
I wanna sing You a love song, Lord. What could I ever give You that You haven’t given us first?
“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, and of Your own we have given You.” David prays to the Father, 1 Chronicles 29:14 (NKJV).
“The Lord your God is in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“Therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My Name.” Psalm 91:14.
“What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” Psalm 8:4
“I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.” Psalm 9:1
“I will sing of mercy and justice; to You, O Lord, I will sing praises.” Psalm 101:1
“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” Psalm 96: 1-3
“Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.” Job 7:11 (NIV)
“I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.” Psalm 40:9 (KJV).
“The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Matt 20:31 (NIV)
Psalm 118:17 (NKJV), “I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord.“
“And said to Him, ‘Do You hear what these are saying?’ And Jesus said to them, ‘Yes. Have you never read, “Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise“?'” Matthew 21:16 (NKJV)
Vs. 14, “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet, who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Vs. 16, “I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”
“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.” Proverbs 25:11-12.
“Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.” Proverbs 27:5.
2 Chronicles 30:18-20 (NASB), “For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover otherwise than prescribed.
“For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, ‘May the good Lord pardon everyone who prepares his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though not according to the purification rules of the sanctuary.’
“So the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.”
Psalm 86:5, 15, “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.”
“But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.”
I wouldn’t put it past You, God, to heal that heart, lame leg, family turmoil, sickness, for You are willing and able.
“And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.” Luke 5:13.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! who hast set Thy glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;
What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psalm 8: 1-4 (KJV)
“Truly I know it is so, But how can a man be righteous before God? If one wished to contend with Him, He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered? He removes the mountains, and they do not know When He overturns them in His anger; He shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble; He commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals off the stars; He alone spreads out the heavens, And treads on the waves of the sea; He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the chambers of the south; He does great things past finding out, Yes, wonders without number.”
Job 9:1-10 (NKJV)
Father God, I fear You with godly fear, You are awesome and holy, You seek me to come repentant to You. But You do want me to come. We are tiny in Your sight, but You love us. How wonderful are You, Lord! You want me to tithe mercy, justice and truth and seek forgiveness from those I hurt. How great are You God! Halleluia
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Paul’s letter to the Philippians 4:8 (NKJV).
God’s love letter to us. God has downloaded this passage daily for a season! I pray it speaks and envelopes you, too.
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. Sing to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and the sound of a psalm, With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it; Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord, For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, And the peoples with equity.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The angel Gabriel assures Mary, Jesus’s mom in Luke 1:37 (KJV).
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” in Matthew 19:23 (NKJV).
“And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” Mark 16:20 (NKJV).
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31.
“Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:8.
25-27, “And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”
“Then He said to them, ‘O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!’And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
46-47: “Then He said to them, ‘Thus it is written,and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,and that repentance andremission of sins should be preached in His nameto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.'”
Does anyone else see these Bible verses and say what was I so worried about?