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|1||what does Lo-debar mean in Hebrew||OT general||jlhetrick||242034|
|A town in Gilead north of the Jabbok and not far from Mahanaim, which was the home of Mephibosheth (Josh 13:26; 2 Sam 9:4–5; 17:27; Amos 6:13) (The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.)
LO-DEBAR Place-name variously spelled in Hebrew to mean “no word” or “to him a word” or “to speak.” (Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary)
|2||money responsibility||Bible general||jlhetrick||241449|
|Hi Way out there - welcome to the Forum.
You are referring to a common biblical principle most often referred to in Scripture as stewardship. A steward is basically someone placed in charge over the management of things and in Scripture was often a servant or slave.
The money and gifts we possess are not truly ours but instead belong to God. Those belong to Him and he has given us charge over them requiring us, His servants, to be good stewards. In other words, be responsible with them.
You can find the concept as early as Genesis when God puts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to "work and keep it" (Gen. 2:15) but there are many examples of our requirement to be good stewards (or responsible) with both the money and the gifts we are blessed with. I have added a few examples below.
Psalm 24:1 says "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof..." (ESV)
1 Chronicles 29:14 says “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you." (ESV)
1 Peter 4:10 says "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace..." (ESV)
The "Parable of the Talents (beginning in Matthew 25:14) is a good place to start if you are interested in studying more about what the bible teaches about stewardship. I also recommend a topical study of stewardship.
Hope this is helpful.
|3||Who were expelled from Gods sight||Bible general||jlhetrick||241443|
|Hi turnecrest - welcome to the Forum.
I wasn't able to find a reference where any were expelled from God's sight.
Hebrews 4:13 does say; however, that "..Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight"
|4||What is the 'Unpardonable Sin'||Matthew||jlhetrick||240155|
|Hi Gladdish - The use of the term "unpardonable sin" is used to refer to that which Jesus said would not be forgiven.
Start here to begin more study on what this is.
Matthew 12:30 - 32
“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
31 “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
32 “Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. (NASB)
|5||does it represent completion||Bible general||jlhetrick||240153|
|Hi Sharron - welcome to the Forum.
My best guess is that 5 represents one more than 4 and one less than 6.
3715 would come immediately after 37514 and be immediately followed by 3716.
Not sure beyond that.
|6||Who or What created God?||Bible general||jlhetrick||240148|
|Hi, and welcome to the Forum.
No one and no thing created God. Otherwise that one or thing would be God. God is not a creature but the creator. He did not begin to exist at some point in time and will not cease to exist at some future point in time.
All below taken from the NASB:
Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Colossians 1:16-17 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and
the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Job 36:26 Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him;
The number of His years is unsearchable.
Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
|7||Why was there a need for simon||Luke 23:26||jlhetrick||240086|
|No, I wasn't saying that. I was asking a question in response to your question. I wanted to know what Scriptural reference you could point to that said Jesus needed help carrying the cross.
It's seems as though you were assuming that because the soldiers forced Simon to carry the cross that Christ was unable to do so Himself and "needed" someone to do it for him. It's a fair assumption and one many have made but we are just not told.
I have wondered if maybe God's plan was to use that somehow in Simon's life (but we're not told) or if maybe he was speaking to the heart of a particular soldier who looked upon Christ with mercy not yet knowing that he would in a little while confess that Christ was in fact the son of God. But we can't know it for sure.
|8||Please explain "Corban" in Mark 7||Mark||jlhetrick||240058|
|Hi and welcome to the Forum!
14th century : a sacrifice or offering to God among the ancient Hebrews (Merriam-Webster, I. (2003).
|9||Horses eating horses?||Bible general||jlhetrick||240051|
|I really don’t mean to sound cliché here but…. The only person who can actually do that (help him see the light of the book) is God himself.
Some advice though, in case it’s helpful. It’s likely more destructive than productive to argue with someone over what Scripture does or does not say. Discussion around misunderstood points and working together to build the context around those points by finding what the rest of the Bible has to say on the subject is good for study and learning (and I might add is the only way to understand how symbolism is used in the Bible). The assumption there is that at least one person in the conversation has enough knowledge of the topic to provide a starting point that includes being able to point to other relevant places in Scripture to help make sense of what’s not understood.
Otherwise, and perhaps in this case, both people might benefit most by agreeing to pray for understanding and then spending time alone, reading for understanding before debating points that they may find aren’t even there.
Your friend might benefit from reading to learn what the Bible says about sin and redemption (as an example) before looking for horse eating horses. Of course you would want to be loving and gracious in how you suggest that.
Hope this is helpful.
|10||why did jesus need help to carry cross||Luke 23:26||jlhetrick||240042|
|Hi cem - can you point to the Scripture that says Jesus needed help to carry the cross or that says God held back the strength of Christ to carry the cross please?|
|11||Question from the story of Job||Job||jlhetrick||239107|
|Hi Kasterdl - EdB has given a well stated response but I wanted to add some thoughts as well.
We know that the context of Scripture is very important in understanding the more difficult passages. That is, understanding the piece we are reading with knowledge of what the rest of the Bible has to say.
As EdB pointed out we are tested by God for a reason which ultimately is to make us more like Christ. The bible is full of examples (the context) where people of God are tested in various ways that grow them spiritually "sanctifying" them and teaching them to live their lives in faith. We also see, and Job and Jonah (as you mentioned) are great examples that the choices of Satan and the choices of men have no chance of foiling God's plan.
The particular part of Job's story that we are focusing on here simply gives us a glimpse into how some of that is orchestrated if you will. This should help us understand, for example, that God is never in a cosmic struggle with Satan and certainly not one that would be won or lost determined by the decisions or behaviors of a man including Job. It's not a cliche to say "God is in control", He is absolutely in total control of all things. Satan is no more than a tool as you might consider the weather to be for example. I have heard stories of people who have lived through hurricanes and horrible weather events where they were convinced that their lives were spared only by the intervention of God. Of course their every breath is at the will of God. This might not be the best example but hopefully it makes the point.
As with Satan's actions toward Job were never outside of God's control and never contingent upon Job's decisions or actions either way so it is with other experiences we might live through, like surviving a "natural disaster" or an illness or any other situation. God is not saving our bodies for the sake of saving our bodies but building our faith.
It should also be pointed out that while Satan was not allowed to do anything God didn't allow, Job was not able to do anything in faith without God. "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Eph. 2:8-9, NASB) Job didn't "muster up" the faith to believe and be faithful through the trial; God provided the faith Job would need to sustain through it.
In the story of Job we are NOT seeing a situation where God's bragging on Job instigated Satan causing God to then have to take action to address a situation his bragging put into motion. God was not gloating but I believe He was reminding Satan that He, God, is in control and and by allowing this to be told in His word (the bible) showing us that the faith He gives is enough to sustain us through earthly trials. These events did not, as you put it, "ruin his life" but instead greatly improved it bringing Job even closer to God through the building of his faith.
Satan, like Jonah's whale, was/is a tool that God "allows" to act and behave and those actions/behaviors at no time ever challenge God's authority or plan. God never has to adjust his strategy to counter Satan's activity or sit waiting to see what decision you and I will make that might result in his winning or losing a wager.
Also, we can't think of God in terms of human emotion and behavior. For example, when the Bible speaks of God as a jealous God we can't reason that He is jealous in the same way you and me might be jealous, for example jealous over a girlfriend or spouse or the job someone else got that we thought we should have gotten. This type of jealousy is out of envy, pride, control, an undeserved sense of entitlement and the list can go on. These things are sinful and so we should never attribute them to God.
God is the Sovereign Creator and has no equal and and is offended by our choices when we put anything else before Him.
|Hi - click on your own username under "author" on any of your entries and it will take you to all the posts you have made. Look for the question you are inquiring about and it will link to the thread that should contain the response to your question.
Hope this helps
|13||female judge in the bible||Judges||jlhetrick||238723|
|Hi and welcome to the Forum. I get the feeling I'm answering a homework question but I hope that's not the case :-)
I believe Deborah was the only female judge mentioned in the Bible but I may be wrong .
|14||when did man get a living soul||Genesis||jlhetrick||238721|
|HI, and welcome to the Forum.
The answer, When God created Adam, the first man.
"Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." (Genesis 2:7, NASB)
|15||where is God was pleased w/ Jesus' cruxi||Colossians||jlhetrick||238636|
|Start reading in Colossians 1:13|
|16||women married 5 times lord go sin no mor||NT general||jlhetrick||238634|
|You may be mixing up a couple of different stories but see John 4 and start reading at verse 7.|
|Read the entire 9th chapter of Hebrews to start. It's a good explanation that I believe will help answer your question.|
|19||Who di God listen to in Old testement?||OT general||jlhetrick||238568|
|There wasn't only one person that God listened to. God heard the prayers of people and responded to them in the OT days as well as NT. My understanding of Scripture is that God never does what we want unless what we are asking for is in perfect agreement with His will. We do not persuade God to change His mind.
I have heard people speak of the account in Genesis 18 and 19 as God being "persuaded" by Abraham when Abraham advocated for the City of Sodom and "bargained" with God asking If God would spare the city if a certain number of righteous people could be found there. God had told Abraham that He would destroy Sodom due to it’s sinfulness.
Abraham began the bargain by asking if God would spare the city if 50 righteous people were found. God did agree to spare the City if 50 righteous were found. On first reading it may appear that Abraham persuaded God to change his mind. However, we know that God knew exactly how many "righteous" people were there. Apparently Abraham assumed that 50 might be a high number in the sinful city so began to bargain the number down to 45, 30 and all the way down to 10, a safe number to include Lot and his family.
Abraham wanted to save his nephew Lot and Lot’s family. What we finally see is that God used the opportunity to show Abraham (among other things) that God's will in fact would be done and no changing of God's mind would occur. God did destroy Sodom though He did spare Lot and his family all but Lot and his daughters. We can conclude, from the wider context of Scripture, that God intended to spare Lot and in fact was the one persuading Abraham to pray for it hence, the visit to Abraham in the first place.
|20||Who di God listen to in Old testement?||OT general||jlhetrick||238565|
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