10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
“Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Have you ever felt like giving up? Ever felt like no one loved you? Ever felt lost and didn’t know your purpose in life?
Take a look at this Video and you will see how Blessed you truly are!
My husband emailed this link to me and I am here to tell you, I had tears in my eyes while watching. This man is an amazing man with incredible strength and incredible faith! It is truly a blessing!
God Bless You All!
Just yesterday I was reading a new post from CC @ I Love To Gossip about her recent ordeal with someone breaking into her house and stealing around $10,000 worth of jewelry, computers and more from her home. This was a terrifying event that happened to her and she felt victimized.
After reading CC’s post, I began to wonder why people would want to steal from someone else; taking items that don’t belong to them or that they didn’t work for. But more importantly, I sought out what God has to say about stealing by reading His Hold Word, the Bible.
Well, this is a tough question and one that only the “thief” could answer. There are many different reasons and justifications as to why someone would want to steal from someone else.
As you can see, there aren’t any concrete reasons as to why someone would steal from others. It can be due to many factors. Only the thief and God knows why he/she did it. Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about stealing.
“You shall not steal.” (pretty straight to the point, don’t you think?)
“If a man gives to his neighbor money or goods to keep safe, and it is stolen from the man’s house, then, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.”
“Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.”
“For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandments, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Now, we know that God forbids us to steal. It is wrong and there will be consequences for our actions if we choose to steal. Can we be forgiven of this sin? YES. All you need to do is repent and ask God’s forgiveness and He shall forgive.
We often look at those who steal (stealing a car, robbing a bank, or robbing a retail/convenience store) as evil criminals that need to be punished. And, yes they deserve to be punished. However, did you know that even the most honest person could be guilty of stealing and not realize it? Yep, that is right. Most of us probably has stolen something in our life and we may not realize that we have done it or we may have just justified it because it was a “little” thing. Let’s take a look at some common things people steal.
Forgiveness is one of the greatest blessings that God has given us and one of the greatest blessings we can give to others. It isn’t always easy to forgive others for the betrayal and abuse that they have toward us, but if we don’t forgive then we can often hurt ourselves worse.
First and foremost, we must forgive others like God Forgives us. We are graciously forgiven for our sins and wrong doings by God, so we must extend the same forgiveness to others or we are considered hypocritical!
Matthew 18: 23-35Colossians 3:1313Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.Matthew 6: 14-16
Readers: What are you thoughts on forgiveness? Do you find it hard to forgive someone when they hurt you? How do you deal with the fact you have been wronged?
Psalms: Ch 23
1 (A Psalm of David.) The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Courtesy of King James Bible Online