Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
If you want to study the Bible you have to be brave; you will encounter uncomfortable feelings in your surface mind; but don’t give up.
God is Love!
The price we have to pay with the little discomfort of being honest with yourself is worth all the efforts!
I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.…
|by appearance||righteous judgment|
|wicked = those who don't serve God. Malachi 3:18||righteous = "those who serve God" Malachi 3:18|
|But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.|
1 Corinthians 2:14
|"don't judge by appearance"
|Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."|
|So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
|All things are wearisome, more than one can describe; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear content with hearing. 9What has been is what will be, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.…|
|Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.…
|Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.|
|Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God
|we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.|
|The spiritual man judges all things, but he himself is not subject to anyone’s judgment. 16“For who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:16
|Physical birth and death|
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment
|And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
|For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.|
|Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
|He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'"|
|"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
I am with you always
|By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."|
For surely we will die and be like water poured out on the ground, which cannot be recovered. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises ways so that the banished one may not remain estranged from Him.
2 Samuel 14:14
|For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
|In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for bread to eat--for He gives sleep to His beloved.|
|"I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
|A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.|
|And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
While I was with them, I protected and preserved them by Your name, the name You gave Me. Not one of them has been lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.
|The first man was made of dust from the earth, the second man from heaven.|
1 Corinthians 15:47
|Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is dismantled, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
2 Corinthians 5:1
|And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.|
1 Peter 5:10
|To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
I pray that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being
|The Bible is all about you, it is a spiritual, timeless message; don't get distracted by people, places or stories; but relate it all to yourself, take it to heart, be curious, be playful, be loving and forgiving! There is only a thin layer of despair that separates "this world" from "my kingdom". |
"Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people."
|For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “By repentance and rest you would be saved; your strength would lie in quiet confidence—but you were not willing.” 16“No,” you say, “we will flee on horses.” Therefore you will flee! “We will ride swift horses,” but your pursuers will be faster. 17A thousand will take flight at the threat of one, at the threat of five you will flee, until you are left alone like a lone pole on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.