- Religion and Philosophy
Manna food for Friday September 17th
This hub was inspired by those fine athiests who frequent the forums.
Never in the field of human endeavor have so few spent so much time debating about something they do not believe exists.
In my athiest years I never bothered to discuss religon with folk who believed, why would I, I was secure in my unbelief! - yet somehow, these folk need to defend the nothingness of their lack of belief!
Anyway, if you are a Christian who writes in the forums, take heart, these folk who try to disrupt our discussions and decry Gods word were all accounted for before they were even born!
The concept of this series of hubs is to produce a daily hub which delivers a spiritual message, using bible verse alone.
Verses used will be annotated for your Berean instincts to be satisfied, and for further contemplation if you desire.
Reading the word daily is an essential part of staying spiritually healthy, if you don't eat, you starve!
Speaking personally, I use the King James for study purposes, however I will be using the Amplified Bible for these hubs (mainly) unless it has significant contextual differences, for it's easier to read, and who knows, maybe somebody will read these who is not yet in faith!
If you like this series, please tell your friends, whether they be believers or not.... and leave comments, they help others know about this series in the feeds!
The fool will no more be called noble...
The fool (the unbeliever and the ungodly) will no more be called noble, nor the crafty and greedy [for gain] said to be bountiful and princely.
For the fool speaks folly and his mind plans iniquity: practicing profane ungodliness and speaking error concerning the Lord, leaving the craving of the hungry unsatisfied and causing the drink of the thirsty to fail...... have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
THE HEAVENS declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork.
Day after day pours forth speech, and night after night shows forth knowledge.
There is no speech nor spoken word [from the stars]; their voice is not heard.
Let the lying lips be silenced, which speak insolently against the [consistently] righteous with pride and contempt.
Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men!
You spurn and set at nought all those who stray from Your statutes, for their own lying deceives them and their tricks are in vain.
You put away and count as dross all the wicked of the earth [for there is no true metal in them]; therefore I love Your testimonies.
A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.
Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.
What if some did not believe and were without faith?
Does their lack of faith and their faithlessness nullify and make ineffective and void the faithfulness of God and His fidelity [to His Word]?
By no means! Let God be found true though every human being is false and a liar, as it is written, That You may be justified and shown to be upright in what You say, and prevail when You are judged [by sinful men].
For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
Source texts (Amplified Bible)
Isaiah 32:5-6, Matthew 10:26-27, Psalm 19:1-3,Psalm 31:17-19,
Psalm 119:118-119, Proverbs 14:6-8,Romans 3:3-4,1 Corinthians 13:9-11,