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Glory In Tribulations

April 24th, 2008 by under King James Version Bible. No Comments.

I had a difficult day today.

I had to do some research and gather some documentation and it was hard to make my way through it.

Then I got home and things started bumming me out.

I’m tired, so that makes things seem even worse.

I wrote an email to a good friend, who I knew would be able to read my venting. As I ended my email, I thought I’d try to look for something on the bright side. As I sat there a moment, my study from Romans the other day came to mind. The part about how we are to “glory in tribulations”. Here the passage is again.

Romans 5:1-5 KJV Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (3) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

We live in a sin cursed world, so our lives are not going to be happy every minute. Which brings to mind another scripture verse – how I wish I had these memorized, but thankfully I have my e-Sword so I can find what I’m looking for quickly.

Philippians 4:11 KJV Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Paul spoke these words. He says he learned to be content in whatever state he was in.

I can strive to be content in whatever state I’m in. Paul went through depression, too.

Today, while waiting for copies of the information I was gathering, I read more of Romans. I’m into Chapter 7 now. Paul says “God forbid” many times in Romans so far. Four times that I have noticed. I’m curious how many times I will find it in Romans:

Romans 3:4 KJV God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Romans 3:6 KJV God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

Romans 3:31 KJV Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Romans 6:2 KJV God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 6:15 KJV What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

Romans 7:7 KJV What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

Romans 7:13 KJV Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

Romans 9:14 KJV What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

Romans 11:1 KJV I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Romans 11:11 KJV I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

I was able to really absorb what I was reading today. Paul talking about dying to sin. How our fleshly bodies, our “old man” wants to sin. It is hard to put into words! He’s talking about the law and grace.

I have to get to bed now.

pima

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Reading Romans

April 19th, 2008 by under King James Version Bible. No Comments.

Romans is the newbie chapter of the Bible for grace believers.

I’ve begun to work my way through it. Today I read these scriptures. I’m finding it’s important as you read the Bible, to find out who the message is to. Romans was dictated by Paul, and written by Tertius. Paul is our pattern, Paul is our apostle, so Romans is written to us.

Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

We are justified by faith. Justified according to Strong’s means: From G1342; to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent: – free, justify (-ier), be righteous.

So we have peace with God through the work that Jesus did at the cross, and by our faith, we are innocent, free, righteous.

Rom 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We are living in the age of grace, so we’re standing in grace. Because of the work Jesus (“by whom” refers to Jesus in 5:1) did at Calvary, our faith (faith alone! no works!) grants us access into this age of grace. We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. I’m not exactly sure what that last little bit of the passage is trying to say.

Rom 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And not only do we hope of the glory of God, but we glory in tribulations, because having hard times serves to teach us to be more patient. So we’re to be happy for difficult times, because this teaches us to have patience.

Rom 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

Learning to be more patient gives us experience. ?? Strong’s for the word “experience” 1382:

Strong’s Reference 1382: From the same as G1384; test (abstractly or concretely); by implication trustiness: – experience (-riment), proof, trial.

Strong’s Reference 1384: From G1380; properly acceptable (current after assayal), that is, approved: – approved, tried.

Strong’s Reference 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb ????? doko? (used only as an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of G1166); of the same meaning; to think; by implication to seem (truthfully or uncertainly): – be accounted, (of own) please (-ure), be of reputation, seem (good), suppose, think, trow.

So going through hard times – trials – teaches us patience, and we become experienced rather than novices at being patient. And this experience gives us hope.

So it follows that this hope goes back to the glory of God.

Tribulations lead to patience > patience leads to experience > experience leads to hope > hope for the glory of God.

Which leads me to want to know more about the “glory of God”? It is mentioned many times in the Bible:

Psa 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Joh 11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

Act 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Rom 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Rom 15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1Co 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

2Co 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

Rev 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

I noticed these similarities about the glory of God:

  1. It is in heaven.
  2. Notice that you can see the glory of God, as referenced in several of the verses above.
  3. It appears that the glory of God is very bright since in Revelation 21:23 the city did not need light either from the sun or moon.

Back to my reading of Romans:

Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

I’m not sure what “hope maketh not” ashamed is trying to say. Perhaps because we are not certain? That we only have hope?

The love of God is “shed abroad in our hearts”. Strong’s for shed abroad = From G1537 and ???? cheo? (to pour); to pour forth; figuratively to bestow: – gush (pour) out, run greedily (out), shed (abroad, forth), spill.

Rom 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

Christ died for the ungodly (unpious, wicked – sinners), when we were yet without strength.

Strength as in numbers of people? Strength as in physical strength? Morally without strength?

Rom 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

There seems to be a difference between a “righteous man” and a “good man”. A man would hardly consider dying for a righteous man, but for a good man, some would take the chance to die for him. ??

And here we are – sinners – not “righteous” nor “good” men, and God bestowed his love upon us, by having Jesus die for us. Even while we were sinners.

Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

So now we are justified – innocent, free, righteous – by the shed blood of Jesus, and we are saved from the wrath of God by Jesus’ work at Calvary.

I could go on, but I think I’ll stop here for today.

pima

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What Is The Best Bible Software?

April 15th, 2008 by under King James Version Bible. No Comments.

First off, I only use the King James Version of the Bible.

I am currently using e-Sword but I don’t like how when I try to copy and paste all the little numbers for the concordance come along. There doesn’t seem to be a way to just copy the verse without the numbers.

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UPDATE: After I got home from work today, I again complained to my son that I must be missing something, because e-Sword is such a neat Bible tool, and I just couldn’t believe that there isn’t a way to copy without getting the Strong’s numbers. Well, after a bit of googling, we found that there is a way to accomplish this feat! And it is very simple! You just need to go to e-Sword then click on Downloads, then move the dropdown menu to say Bibles. You want to download the King James Version (Red Letter) module. When you run the executable file, it will attach itself into e-Sword.


If you click on the images, you will see a larger version. Look to the top of the image, I have circled the tab areas. The first image has KJV+ circled, this image shows the verses with Strong’s numbers included. The second image has KJVR which stands for King James Version Red circled, and as you can see, the Strong’s numbers are not included. But it is very easy to click between one tab and the next. I am so pleased!!

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I downloaded this one from Bible Path, but I am not totally happy with it either.

I appreciate the hard work the software builders put into these two programs, and both are effective. However, since E-Sword doesn’t allow me to copy and paste without the little numbers, I have to have both programs open. Then the Bible Path abbreviates every book of the Bible, which is one of the things I don’t like about it.

I would be willing to pay for the right program. Here is another program I might look into: SwordSearcher. It has a free evaluation copy. However, it contains many versions of the Bible, which I would not need to have. It also contains a lot of books and commentaries. Hmmm…

Can you recommend one that I can try?

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