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Daily Reading 253 - July 12th

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Daily Reading 253

If you prefer, you can look up the following verses in your own Bible,  or by whatever means and in whichever version you choose.

John 13:21-38 2 Chronicles 19 Psalm 78:38-55
Audio 5:06 Audio 2:01 Audio 7:12
The above verse addresses are linked to Bible Gateway. That is an easy way to read (or listen to) the Bible verses, and choose your version.  Personally, I prefer written, that way I can go at my own pace, and think about it, before moving on. Nothing wrong with doing either or both. The Bible says faith comes by hearing. See the picture below to get an idea of what to expect if you follow the above links.

Note: The audio will not play the exact verses, it will play the gateway.jpg

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When I read this  (2nd Chronicles) it reminded me of the New Testament (Romans 2:11).

Chronicles 19: 

Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”

Romans 2:11-16 King James Version (KJV)

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

 

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9When Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem, Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, “Should you help the wicked and love[a] those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the wrath of the Lord is on you.

A reminder of being careful of ungodly alliances.   Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?  2nd Cor. 6:14

Matthew 5:44 King James Version (KJV)

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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On 7/12/2018 at 7:59 AM, Frances said:

 

 

When I read this  (2nd Chronicles) it reminded me of the New Testament (Romans 2:11).

Chronicles 19: 

Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”

Romans 2:11-16 King James Version (KJV)

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

 

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9When Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem, Jehu the seer, the son of Hanani, went out to meet him and said to the king, “Should you help the wicked and love[a] those who hate the Lord? Because of this, the wrath of the Lord is on you.

A reminder of being careful of ungodly alliances.   Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?  2nd Cor. 6:14

Matthew 5:44 King James Version (KJV)

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

This topic you brought up has been on my mind for years. Among everyone I have met in my life, I tend to get along better with non-believers, and even among my non-believer acquaintances, I only desire to be friends with a handful of people (I know, I know...this is probably a whole different topic altogether).

I guess my question is this: how do you truly love a non-believer without being unequally yoked to them. Some people say that you shouldn't be close friends with non-Christians. That doesn't seem right to me though. I think that as long as you are not being brought down by them, and than you have declared that God owns this friendship that you have with a person, then it's fine. I definitely want my non-Christian friends to be reconciled with God eventually. It makes me deeply sad thinking about the possibility that I won't see them in heaven.

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On 8/11/2018 at 2:08 PM, firstcorinth13 said:

I guess my question is this: how do you truly love a non-believer without being unequally yoked to them.

Hi FirstC13,

First you must understand all scripture is given for our learning. (ref Rom 15:4)
God's word is alive, meaning it is broad scoped, and applies in many ways.
Religion tends to narrow God's word, thus making it void. (ref Col.2:22)

You can be unequally yoked with a non-believer in many ways.
For example you, as a Christian, should not marry a non-believer
The man has the final say, thus you would be unequally yoked with him.

Another example: a 50 50 % partnership in business would NOT be unequally yoked
A 51/49% businesses business partnership (or less) should only be done the 51% is a Christian

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God bless
Ed J

 

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