Someone disguising the Bible?

One of the reasons that we must know the Holy Scriptures is because it provides a guide that we can use in our every day life to evaluate information and situations and the outcomes.  For instance, in Matthew 5:21-26  it says to try at all costs to make things right with your brother before going to the courts.  In James 3:10 it says that the power of live and death is in the power of the tongue – so be careful about what you say. To be sure that you judge others in the proper light, judge yourself first and to a higher standard Matthew 7: 1-5.

Keeping this filter in mind, we must stay tuned in with God’s word so that we can recognize if somebody is trying to pass off Biblical teachings as secular lessons.  Here is a perfect example: I found this article when I was researching for a project and came across this blog post,

Almost every single one of these items can be tracked to the Bible.  Here are just my two cents on the Holy Scripture verse that applies to a few of these respective methods of performance. You will get the picture very quickly.

1. Character in Solitude

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

                                                                                                       — Matthew 6:6

2. Contentment in circumstance

Php 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Php 4:13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

                                                                                                       — Philippians 4:12-13

3. Courage during adversity

Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Jas 1:3  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Jas 1:4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

                                                                                                      — James 1:2-4

4. Faithfulness in commitment

Pro 20:25  It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

                                                                                                        — Proverbs 20:25

5. Generosity in abundance

Act 20:35  I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

                                                                                                          — Acts 20:35

6. Graciousness towards others

Eph 4:32  And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

                                                                                                     — Ephesians 4:32

Read the Bible.

Know your Bible.

Use the power of the Bible to sharpen your understanding of words, thus making you a person of greater detail.

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