Category — Old Testament Verses
I was recently watching The History Channel and discovered a new quote for Bible or Not. We find the concept of the justice of God, that you reap what you sow, quite clearly in the Bible. And oftentimes we’ll hear this concept in church and even in the news, when considering crimes that are committed. And we hear it from leaders during times of war.
“They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8:7
Today’s Bible quote was made famous during World War II by Sir Arthur Harris (Bomber Harris), the British Marshal of the Royal Air Force during the war, in reference to Nazi Germany. Bomber Harris is quoted as saying, “They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind”. We all know of the outcome of the war, and that Germany did indeed reap the whirlwind.
So it is today to those who commit crimes against God and humanity. If they sow the wind (unrighteousness), they will reap the whirlwind (destruction). The justice of God will always prevail. Do you agree? Leave a comment, our readers would love to know what you think.
God and Karma: What a Man Reaps He Will Sow
Whoever Sheds the Blood of Man, by Man Shall His Blood be Shed
April 25, 2012 No Comments
It was hard to not think about Israel this week with the news coverage of President Obama’s and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meeting and press conference. Add the latest developments with the situation of Iran and it’s easy to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. No, today’s post is not going to be political (well maybe a little).
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure.” – Psalm 122:6 NIV
It’s common knowledge that the USA is undoubtedly Israel’s strongest supporter and ally, but what few people may realize is that such love and support comes with a promise. The promise is, that for those who pray for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem, God will provide security and prosperity. Yes, our nation is going through some hard times and the future may not look good, but as long as the USA remains committed to Israel, we can be assured that we can have a brighter tomorrow. The flip side is also true: if we as a nation are to abandon Israel, and abandon the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, then we are sure to fall.
Here are some different Bible versions of Psalm 122:6.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” – Psalm 122:6 KJV
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.” – Psalm 122:6 NKJV
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.” – Psalm 122:6 NAS
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May all go well for those who love you.” – Psalm 122:6 NLV
March 8, 2012 No Comments
The subject of today’s quote is contentment. While our culture tends to regard honest, hard work as a virtue, is it possible that it’s not? Didn’t Solomon teach us to consider the ways of the hard-working ant, that we should be wise and not lazy? Today’s quote seems to tell us that for all our labor, we will not be satisfied. Or does it?
“All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the soul is not satisfied.” - Ecclesiastes 6:7 NKJV
As are most things Biblical, today’s quote about laboring for our mouths and not being satisfied, is about the heart. We all have to work to earn a living and support ourselves and our families, and God has promised that he will bless those who serve Him in our work. The serving God part is the key to true contentment.
If we are working only to acquire more and more stuff, if all our labor was for our proverbial mouth, then we may be successful in becoming materially wealthy. However, the Bible teaches us that if this is our intent, then we will never be satisfied in our soul. If all the labor of man was for his Master, i.e. God, then the soul would surely be satisfied. Regardless of our material wealth, we would find contentment.
What do you think?
Related Bible Verses
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! - Proverbs 6:6 NIV
Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer. - Proverbs 30:25 NIV
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. – John 6:27 NKJV
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? – Mark 8:36 NKJV
January 25, 2012 No Comments