Monday, March 26, 2012

Life in Bible Times, Words to Remember and Did You Know # 2

Today, we are blessed, because there is a lot I have to write today! So let's get started!

Genesis 12

King James Version (KJV)

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
 4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

STOP! Now look at Genesis 12:2.


Why is Abram important?

Abram, later known as Abraham, is the ancestor of God's people. The firs eleven chapters of the Bible are about the whole human race. The rest of the Old Testament is only about Abraham's descendants, the Hebrew people. Jesus, who came to save all people, is a descendant of Abraham too.

John 1

King James Version (KJV)

 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 2The same was in the beginning with God.
 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
 5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
 7The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
 8He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
 9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
 10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
 15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
 16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
 17For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
 18No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Now, lets stop here.


What is the word?

The "Word" is a special name for Jesus. it means that Jesus is the person who reveals God, or tells us what God is like. The Bible says that Jesus existed forever and that he is God.


Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

James 1

King James Version (KJV)

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
 2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
 5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
 7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
 8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
 9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
 10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
 11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
 12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
 13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
 16Do not err, my beloved brethren.
 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
 18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.

LET'S Live IT!

Read James 1:5-8. "Wisdom" in the Bible means knowing the right thing to do. "Nothing wavering" means that when God shows a person the right thing to do, he must do it.
A wisdom diary is a little notebook in which you write hard decisions you have to make. Pray about them. When you think you know what God wants, do it. Then write down what happens when you do what God wants.
When you look back over your notebook you will find out how wise you were to ask God for wisdom and how good it is to do what is right.


Rich people were well-dressed and wore gold jewelry. Everyone could tell a rich person from a poor one. In this letter James tells the Christians not to treat rich people better than those who were poor. They were to welcome to poor as well as the rich.

John 14

King James Version (KJV)

6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Romans 3

King James Version (KJV)

23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God.

Romans 5

King James Version (KJV)

8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.


How do we know that God loves us?

Jesus, God's son, was sent to die for us, even though we were sinners. This shows how much God loves us.

Romans 10

King James Version (KJV)

9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 

If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Sadly, that is it for today. But don't worry! There will be more next month! Remember, praise the Lord!

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