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    What do you do when the world is cruel?

    I forgot to add we are meant to answer them back in a kind (soft) way. "A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury." (Proverbs 15:1)
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    What do you do when the world is cruel?

    I think it is 'human nature' for you or anyone to feel this way. I know I have. I say this to make it clear that I understand where you are coming from. Born again Christians are given a 'new nature' that wants to obey God. Which goes to war with the old nature & you get what is described in Romans 7. The answer is a hard one that comes straight from the words of Jesus. But don't be discouraged. For it is possible through the strength of Christ.(Phil 4:13) Jesus said in Luke 6: 26 “Woe to you when people speak well of you, for that is just how their fathers treated the false prophets! 27 Nevertheless, to you who are listening, what I say is this: “Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 “If someone hits you on one cheek, offer the other too; if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well. 30 “If someone asks you for something, give it to him; if someone takes what belongs to you, don’t demand it back. 31 “Treat other people as you would like them to treat you. 32 What credit is it to you if you love only those who love you? Why, even sinners love those who love them. 33 What credit is it to you if you do good only to those who do good to you? Even sinners do that. 34 What credit is it to you if you lend only to those who you expect will pay you back? Even sinners lend to each other, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend expecting nothing back! Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Show compassion, just as your Father shows compassion. I do agree with OneLight's answer and excellent scriptures, by the way. That is another helpful perspective on it that makes a lot of sense.
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    Scripture Songs

    Hi. I wondered how many out there enjoy scripture songs and who they listen to. I'm always happy to learn of more. Any suggestions? I think this is an excellent type of Christian music as it is another way to meditate on the scriptures. A catchy tune can sometimes be helpful in words sticking as well. And you can't top the lyrics ... being God Himself wrote them.
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    eye problems

    Please pray for my right eye. Just yesterday it started being bothered by light and seeing irritating fuzzy halos around lightbulbs.
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    Job Shakedown

    My son is facing a mysterious meeting Tuesday where corporate (top people above his local job) are coming to town to his plant. He has a big concern that they may be downsizing or something serious that could cause him to lose his job of 18 years. Please pray it all works out. Also, for today to go well. He's been under intense pressure and is ready to go off like a power keg. That's the last thing he needs...
  6. Immediate Prayer Need: The Corporate people are coming (from out of town) today to my son's place of employment. He is concerned about downsizing and other serious changes that could affect him. Pray things go well for him. Thanks.
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    Mom may need a surgery

    I got a phone call from the wound care nurse telling me my mom may need a surgery called a Colostomy (because recent loose stooling is causing her large ulcer wound which was healing so nicely to suffer a setback. The wound is unfortunately in that area.) I have to help make the medical decision on this one (Mom is unable to due to brain damage. I'm her poa.) I feel sad to put her through any more surgeries but perhaps she really needs it. The nurse said I should research it. So I will. It seems kind of scary to me and I don't know if it will be painful. I really need God's wisdom on this. Please pray He guides me to make the decision that would be best for her. This is what I've learned so far: Colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through an opening (stoma) made in the abdominal wall. Stools moving through the intestine drain through the stoma into a bag attached to the abdomen.
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    Scripture Songs

    @SelahSong Thanks for these wonderful posts! I love them. They blessed me and are great contributions to this thread.
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    Bible Trivia questions

    "May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He never leave us or forsake us." 1 Kings 8:57 This makes me think about a scripture promise from the NT I love "for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”Hebrews 13:5
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    Bible Trivia questions

    Oops Forgot the word also He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32
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    Bible Trivia questions

    He who did not ---- His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, ---- give us all things?… spare freely
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    Bible Trivia questions

    "Test me, LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind." Psalm 26:2
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    Bible Trivia questions

    If God is for us, who can be against us?
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    Urgent Prayer Request For My Son

    @wingnut- Thanks for asking. Praise God- so far, so good. At least he didn't have to deal with interacting with them directly. (They ended up coming earlier. So when he arrived for second shift they were already gone.) 'Mum's the word' around the plant regarding this visit from corporate. Well- I'm hopeful that maybe 'no news is good news.'
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    Desperate need of prayer

    Praying for your healing.
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    evacuation Santa Barbara again

    Continued prayers are going up, Neighbor. Please give us a future update when there is one.
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    Bible Trivia questions

    "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)
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    Bible Trivia questions

    Ezekiel 14:14 “Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.”
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    Mom may need a surgery

    @frienduff thaylorde Thanks. That is good to hear. It means a lot to us.
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    Bible Trivia questions

    meek earth
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    Bible Trivia questions

    @angels4u Am I doing it right? Are we supposed to answer with the entire verse or the words to fill in the blanks? In case I did it wrong ... “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Matthew 5:8
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    Bible Trivia questions

    pure God
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    Bible Trivia questions

    But I saw no temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
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    Scripture Songs

    @In Him What a beautiful song! What a wonderful truth! It brings tears to my eyes as I think of the way Christ submitted. And conviction to my heart as I think how much more submitted I could be! Thanks so much for posting this thought-provoking song. And yes, it is based on Scripture.
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    Psalm 3 Sons of Korah

    This is a group from Australia who does the Psalms from the sons of Korah
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