Category — Inspirational Bible Verses and Thoughts
This is the week leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9-11, and our blog has been quiet. The gravity of this coming Sunday makes it nearly impossible to write something – there really are no words that can express my heart, and the heart of America, and give it justice. And since Bible or Not is a blog of quotes, I’ve been looking for that quote that captures the right sentiment. I haven’t found it.
This September 11th let’s remember those who have fallen and the families and friends they’ve left behind, and never forget the sacrifice of the men and women who rushed in to rescue. Jesus said, “no greater love has anyone than this, that they would lay down their life for their friend.” Let’s always remember and never forget those who laid down their lives, not just for friends, but for total strangers. Let’s always remember and never forget to pray for those who have lost their innocent loved ones. And let us always remember and never forget to pray that God would always bless America.
Here are some quotes about remembering, and never forgetting, from the Bible and Not:
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” – Quoted by Rudy Giuliani from The Fallen
“I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life”. – Psalm 119:92 Bible
“America will never run and we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.” - George W. Bush Quotes
“When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble”. – Psalm 9:12 Bible
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” - John F. Kennedy Quotes
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - A. A. Milne Quotes, Winnie the Pooh
“This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me”. - Luke 22:19 Bible
“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” - Ronald Reagan Quotes
“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive”. - Acts 20:35 Bible
“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” - Confucius Quotes
“I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day”. – 2 Timothy 1:3 Bible
”Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.” - Richard Nixon Quotes
If you have some quotes you’d like to share, please leave a comment.
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September 9, 2011 No Comments
Today’s quote comes from Marcia – thank you for submitting a quote to Bible or Not!
“God will never put more on you than you can bear.” – Bible or Not?
I’m sure many of our readers have heard this popular quote, and wonder where it might be found in the Bible. Well, this is one that kind of isn’t in the Bible, but then again it kind of is. Here is where “God will never give you more than you can bear” comes from in the Bible.
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” - 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV
So does this verse mean that the hardships and trials of life will not be more than you can bear? Not really. This Bible verse is referring to righteous living and how we deal with the temptations of life. When we are faced with temptations, and we all are, along with the temptation comes a choice. And God has given us His promise that He is faithful to give us the strength to choose the right, and give us a way out of the temptation. The choice is ours, and it is always in our power to resist sin. Jesus has taught us that we must become like Him, conformed to the image of His likeness. And by His Spirit He has given us the power to do just that.
Now what about the idea that God will not allow us to have trials beyond what we can bear? Well, that’s covered in the book of Isaiah: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” – Isaiah 43:2-3 KJV
We also get this promise from the book of Jude: “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” – Jude 24-25
What other Bible verses do you know that fulfill the quote that God will not give us more than we can bear? Please share by leaving your “God is faithful” verse as a comment.
February 28, 2011 15 Comments
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, the day when couples celebrate their love for each other, the day when children exchange “Valentines” with each other in school, and everyone talks about love. Expressing your love for another is wonderful, yet in the world we live in it seems that the expression of love can be a bit backwards. How often is loved described by what a person does for us, how they make us feel, how they make our lives better? Biblical love is not about getting, it’s about giving, and it’s about giving without the need of getting in return.
The Bible tells us that:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – I Corinthians 13:4-7+ NIV
Love here is described by what love does when you give it away to another. If you truly want to express your love to someone, then don’t just give them a card, or candy, or roses, or a ring, or some other romantic gift. Yes, make the day special, but more importantly, make your relationship special throughout your lives together. Express your love by being patient with each other, treating each other with genuine respect and honor. If you have two people, and each one is dedicated to the happiness of the other, then there is no need to look after what you should be getting. Focus on giving, focus on truly loving from a Biblical perspective, and the love and fulfillment you will get will far exceed anything you could hope for.
The Bible tells us that if you give without looking to receive, that you will receive in abundance:
“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.” – Luke 6:38 NIV
Furthermore, we know of the ultimate act of love – greater love has no man than that he lay down his life for his friends. And Jesus did that for us. So, as you celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love, try to keep the Biblical perspective on love, and don’t stop when Valentine’s Day is over. Give of your love, of yourself, each an every day of your life.
If you have the time, take a look at additional Bible or Not love quotes and perspectives.
February 13, 2011 2 Comments