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What is your most inspirational book in the Bible?

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    Little wondersposted 5 years ago

    What is your most inspirational book in the Bible? I like Job and Mark. Job for his dedication and faith and Mark, because of what it tells me about the life of Jesus. Interested to hear your thoughts!

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like the one when moses was a baby and was hidden because all the baby boys were getting killed off because of some erroneous perception the Pharaoh had. It was cool how he ended up with the Pharaohs daughter and the sister along as the maid.

      Can't remember what book its from.

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      Charlene Marianoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I  like the Philippians. It's uplifting and positive-driven.

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        Little wondersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I quite like that one too.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's a toss-up between Genesis and John.
      Both unequivocally declare who and what God is.

    4. bluebird profile image60
      bluebirdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The Book of Psalms, it jives with my heart and soul and mind, completely connecting my all to King David and his heart and love to God and all he went through. They are prayers to be used in prayer today to God, they can help others really pour out their hearts to God when praying comes hard in times of trial, self-doubt and discouragement. I never cease to be amazed at the Psalms. Start with the first and read one a day first thing in the morning for a pick-me-up start to your day! It works!

    5. InspiredHippy profile image76
      InspiredHippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The book of James...hands down!  He makes some very valid points...especially about the tongue

    6. heavenbound5511 profile image81
      heavenbound5511posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like the books of Ezekiel, Revelation, Matthew, Ephesians, and Hebrews. I can't pick one.
      I really love Psalms it is packed full of wisdom & one of the easier books in the bible to read through.

  2. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    The fable of Job portrays God to be a petty moron. He makes a bet with Satan and delivers Job to him so he can do his worst just to prove a point. It isn't just one occurence where Satan destroys everything Job owns but yet another round of grief befalls Job as God once again falls prey to another bet with Satan, this time doing his worst to Job himself.

    Foolish, selfish and petty behavior from a God who is supposed to show love but instead lowers himself just to prove a bet, not once, but twice.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And what about the story where God made Abraham tie his son up in preparation for sacrifice to himself?  Can you imagine the terror Abraham felt during this fabled tale?  I'll bet god had a few laughs over that one.  A true message of love.

      1. aka-dj profile image79
        aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Abraham was not at all emotional about it.
        He knew what the outcome was going to be before it ever happened.
        Read the account of the story in Hebrews.
        11;19 Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.

        That puts the correct perspective on it.
        If you read the story in Genesis, you will note that he (Abraham) told his servants, we will go up and worship, and we shall return. How was that gunna 'appen, if'n Isaac iz deyed?  hmm

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          So the same for Jesus and God then.  Thanks Aka.  You're the first believer to admit God made no great sacrifice by letting his son die on the cross for our sins.  Yep, howz dat a sacrimuhfice iffen dad can bring bac duh Junior anytime he want too, ya heah?  lol

          Here, let me be helpin you get that Nike outin yo mouf!  lol

          1. aka-dj profile image79
            aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            UUUUmmmm..... Should I respond to this???



            Nah, not worth it. But at least you know I read it. lol lol

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Sure you should respond to this, but you won't.  lol  You can't explain why it was such a big deal for your deity to give up something he could get right back.

              How is that such a big sacrifice, Aka?  smile

              1. aka-dj profile image79
                aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Randy, let me say it this way.
                You ask questions, but you don't like the answers. Your respond with derision and ridicule.
                What the goodness do you expect rom me?

                I'm happy to "help" those who are genuine, but you never struck me as one.




                Let me ask you.
                What inspired you to write?

                Please prove it to all of us.
                We don't want your opinion on it though.
                We want HRD EVIDENCE to back your claim.

                You give me the reference material, and I will read it! big_smile

                1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  How can I like answers never given, aka?  You volunteered your interpretation of the Abraham/Issac scenario and I asked how it was a sacrifice if God could simply bring junior back. 

                  Merely because I ask questions you do not want to answer doesn't mean I am deriding or ridiculing you.  I'm giving you a chance to show how you can believe things in the old tome which are difficult to swallow.

                  I am a common sense type person,  I didn't ask to be this way.  Do you think your deity made me this like this, or was it one of the other perfect creations of your god who is keeping me from believing things which don't add up?   






                  I never said I WAS inspired to write, aka.  Like many other things in my life, I began writing to see if I could.  It surely wasn't an invisible being talking inside my head that did it.  Actually, it was suggested to me by a mortal. 

                  I wasn't threatened with eternal damnation if I didn't write either.  smile

                  Now, back to my question.....

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                    JCwithUposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    In response to this discussion of how would it be sacrifice if Abrahams son was sacrificed only to be risen from the dead, or how was is sacrifice if God raised Jesus from the dead:  These are great questions.  My answer is simple - To display Gods power and His goodness.  We doubt both those things, don't we?  God is merciful, the bible says Jesus was slain from the foundations of the world.  Love always forgives, and God created the world through his Loving forgiveness.  Our Heavenly Father never desired sacrifice, but he did it for us because he loved us while we are or were still sinners, he loved us from the beginning, .  He stopped Abraham because it was Gods will to offer the sacrifice.  Jesus went through all that pain, ridicule and persecution for doing good.  That act of sacrifice was not justice, therefor God raised him so that we could have eternal life with him.  If that doesn't make sense, get on your knees and pray because when it does, you will find life more abundantly.  God bless.

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      Travistcsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can see how you got to this conclusion but I see it in a different way. Everyone goes through tough times. I recently met an amazing person named Beau. His grandfather is on the verge of death and his close friend committed suicide. He was completely distraught and questioned his faith. That is Satan trying to get him to curse the Lord. Job went through troubles like this but on a much larger scale. And God rewarded Job for remaining faithful. So always remain faithful and you will be rewarded. smile

  3. OutWest profile image59
    OutWestposted 5 years ago

    If I had to choose one it would probably be Ecclesiastes. It has a great premise and some wise words. One of my favorites is Ecclesiastes 11:5
    "As you do not know the path of the wind,
       or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman,,
    so you cannot understand the work of God,
       the Maker of all things." 
    I really love this verse.

    I also like Hebrews, Kings and Proverbs

  4. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 5 years ago

    I would go for the Song of Solomon. It is probably the only book that is properly rooted in the real world, dealing as it does with love, sex and marriage. Unlike most of the bible, it is not misogynistic and doesn't deal in guilt, sin and punishment. It is a celebration of the love between man and woman in all its forms, and best of all, it is expressed in the only appropriate language, that of purest poetry. It stands with the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as one of the greatest celebrations of love ever penned by man. It is certainly the jewel in the Old Testament.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would go with you. I agree with every word you said. smile

      1. Paraglider profile image88
        Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Strange that they never introduced it to us at school wink

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes. It is perhaps indicative at least for me, of the time I grew up in and the beliefs of the time. Religious studies were to do with "thou shalt not" at school here, as education was about trying to enforce obedience to a fair degree. Obviously not a system that I found easy to live with. smile

          1. Paraglider profile image88
            Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Much the same, in 50s/60s Scotland. It's also fun to see the attempts made by some commentators to prove that the Song of Songs is purely allegorical and has nothing whatever to do with sex!

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I would call that a very hard sell! lol

              1. Paraglider profile image88
                Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yep, you might as well try it with The Miller's Tale!

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes. smile I must say the bible has a few other raunchy bits that have me wondering too.

                  I admit to less interest than required to find out more about it these days.

                  I am enjoying some of the new religious documentaries on history and geo channels and hope they soon dissect the entire book for edification.

                  Some very interesting and informative stuff is happening. The education channels seem to have tapped a new market for real information that can be proved up.

                  I like the trend, we may see more and interesting connection between author and origin than before. smile

        2. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wrong! I actually taught Song of Solomon as literature, along with excerpts from the Qur'an, the Torah, and writings from Taoism, Confucius, Jabo, and other world religions.

  5. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 5 years ago

    Paraglider  and  Earnest;   

       I do not see anyone disagreeing with you .....   And I agree with them.

    1. Paraglider profile image88
      Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Seems we're knocking on an open door then wink

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        In screaming agreement even! lol

        1. Paraglider profile image88
          Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Anyway, I'm glad to see no Revelation fans have come to the party. Terrible book, that one!

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It sure is terrible! It is getting a bit of flack in current documentaries fortunately and will be making good money for TV series for a while I guess as the latest "proof of god" to get a much needed debunking. smile

          2. aka-dj profile image79
            aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I find it quite inspirational. big_smile

            1. Paraglider profile image88
              Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Is that an umbrella your shadow's holding?

              1. aka-dj profile image79
                aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                No.

                It's a fishing rod. big_smile

                The fish weren't biting, so I took the picture.


                PS, I doubt the umbrella would offer much protection. (from the plagues of the Book of  Revelation, I mean) lol

                1. Paraglider profile image88
                  Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I don't know though. A real umbrella vs fantasy plagues. My money's on the brolly!

                  1. aka-dj profile image79
                    aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    My money's on God, keeping His word.
                    i am not one that will be judged by the plagues,

                    Sorry!

          3. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Since you mentioned it;  I believe Daniel and Rev. are the most revealing, concerning the condition of the church. And I find these the most informative.

               But that wasn't the question.

               As far as Inspirational ?   
              Song of Solomon or Proverbs

  6. lone77star profile image89
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Genesis and John are my two favorites.

    Genesis because it challenges me even after revealing some of its secrets.

    And John because it reveals so much.

    1. thailandsmiles profile image60
      thailandsmilesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love the two books two... in John 1:1 it says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." I really am amazed with such verse, that by God's word alone, the world was created. It just a painful thought that many haven't seen that God is the God of Wonders, though this life is difficult as long as you know that you have your God, trials can be conquered. In Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." There is God, and He teaches us through the bible to walk by faith not by sight. Praise Him forever!

      1. OutWest profile image59
        OutWestposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So excellent.  I like what you said about God's word created the universe.  Similar to the one I've heard that says, "Out of God's thoughts the universe was created" .  Either way it is very poetic and beautiful.

        1. thailandsmiles profile image60
          thailandsmilesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I agree on that...", Thank you for liking it...

  7. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 5 years ago

    Randy said .....
      How can I like answers never given, aka?  You volunteered your interpretation of the Abraham/Issac scenario and I asked how it was a sacrifice if God could simply bring junior back. 

       ME


       Randy, I think the whole story was about Abrahams perspective, How he felt about it?   And how much he was willing to invest in a covenant with God for All them Blessings that him and all of his desendents were goina get.

       God was saying that he was "Going All In" (poker)  And wanted to see if Abraham would do the same? 
       
       But he didn't have to!     God folded though he had the best hand.

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Randy ?      >        I was expecting Ya ta help me discern , IF  this concept might be true?

    2. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you suggesting your god didn't already know the outcome?  Or was it sorta like when God and Satan used Job as a pawn in a chess match while god supposedly already knew the outcome in that one too?  smile

      1. Jerami profile image77
        Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Job ? I wasn't talking about Job!
          Don't know that much about Job.

           I was talking about Abraham and the covenant that he had entered into with God, to recieve priceless favor.
           How much was this worth to Abraham?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          100 virgins, according to the Muslims.  smile

          1. Jerami profile image77
            Jeramiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            OK  ... I guess that just about wraps it up!

 
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