Bible Food For Thought (Part 5).



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41. BLAME YOURSELF AS YOU WOULD BLAME OTHERS;
EXCUSE OTHERS AS YOU WOULD EXCUSE YOURSELF.

Matthew 7:12 (NIV) says So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

42. OTHERS CAN STOP YOU TEMPORARILY -
YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN DO IT PERMANENTLY.

1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV) says Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

43. CONSIDER THE TURTLE, HE MAKES PROGRESS
ONLY WHEN HE STICKS HIS NECK OUT.

Matthew 14:28-29 (NIV) says “ ’Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”

44. A WINNER MAKES COMMITMENTS;
A LOSER MAKES PROMISES.

Psalm 15:1-2 (NIV) says Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart.”

Psalm 15:4 (NIV) says “Who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind.”

45. FAITH DOESN'T MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN -
FAITH RESTS ON SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED.

Psalm 62:1 (NIV) says Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.”

46. WHAT IS MORAL IS WHAT YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT AFTER.

Matthew 5:8 (NIV) says Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

47. WHENEVER A MAN IS READY TO UNCOVER HIS SINS,
GOD IS READY TO COVER THEM.

Proverbs 28:13 (NIV) says Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

48. GOD NEVER ASKS ABOUT OUR ABILITY OR INABILITY,
JUST OUR AVAILABILITY.

Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) says “ ’Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ “

49. YOU CAN'T ACT LIKE A SKUNK
WITHOUT SOMEONE GETTING WIND ABOUT IT.

Matthew 12:35 (NIV) says A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”

50. GOD ALWAYS GIVES HIS BEST TO THOSE
WHO LEAVE THE CHOICE WITH HIM.

Psalm 68:19 (NIV) says Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”

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Bible Food For Thought (Part 4).



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31. BY PERSEVERANCE THE SNAIL REACHED THE ARK.

Hebrews 12:1 (NIV) says “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

32. THE WORST MOMENT FOR THE ATHEIST IS WHEN HE IS
REALLY THANKFUL AND HAS NOBODY TO THANK.

Psalm 53:1-3 (NIV) says The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.”

33. IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE TOO BIG FOR GOD TO USE YOU
BUT NEVER TOO SMALL FOR GOD TO USE YOU.

Proverbs 29:23 (NIV) says Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.”

34. KINDNESS GIVES BIRTH TO KINDNESS.

Proverbs 11:17 (NIV) says Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.”

35. SOME MINDS ARE LIKE CONCRETE -
THOROUGHLY MIXED AND PERMANENTLY SET.

Proverbs 13:10 (NIV) says Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”

36. THE FIRST RULE OF HOLES:
WHEN YOU’RE IN ONE, STOP DIGGING.

Psalm 40:2-3 (NIV) says He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”

37. A DAY HEMMED IN PRAYER IS LESS LIKELY TO UNRAVEL.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) says Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

38. HE WHO PROVIDES FOR THIS LIFE, BUT TAKES NO CARE
FOR ETERNITY, IS WISE FOR A MOMENT BUT A FOOL FOREVER.

Matthew 16:23 (NIV) says “‘Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.’”

39. AT TIMES, IT IS BETTER TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT
AND LET PEOPLE WONDER IF YOU’RE A FOOL
THAN TO OPEN IT AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT.

Proverbs 17:28 (NIV) says Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

40. SOMETIMES THE LORD CALMS THE STORM,
SOMETIMES HE LETS THE STORM RAGE
AND CALMS HIS CHILD.

Philippians 4:7 (NIV) says And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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Bible Food For Thought (Part 3).


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21. TACT IS THE ART OF MAKING A POINT
WITHOUT MAKING AN ENEMY.

Proverbs 12:18 (NIV) says The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

22. BE CAREFUL OF YOUR THOUGHTS.
THEY MAY BECOME WORDS AT ANY MOMENT.

Proverbs 16:23 (NIV) says The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.”

23. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THAT MAN TO DESPAIR
WHO REMEMBERS THAT HIS HELPER IS OMNIPOTENT.

Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) says I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:7 (NIV) says The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life.”

24. ANYONE CAN HOLD THE HELM
WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

Proverbs 24:10 (NIV) says “If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!”

25. A BLIND MAN WHO SEES IS BETTER
THAN A SEEING MAN WHO IS BLIND.

Matthew 13:16 (NIV) says But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.”

26. IF THE ROOTS ARE DEEP AND STRONG,
THE TREE NEEDN’T WORRY ABOUT THE ELEMENTS.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV) says “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

27. CHARACTER IS MUCH EASIER KEPT THAN RECOVERED.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV) says Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

28. FAULTS ARE THICK WHERE LOVE IS THIN.

1 Peter 4:8 (NIV) says Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

29. HINDSIGHT EXPLAINS THE INJURY
THAT FORESIGHT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED.

Proverbs 4:6 (NIV) says Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.”

Proverbs 4:12 (NIV) says When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.”

30. PERSONALITY HAS THE POWER TO OPEN DOORS,
BUT CHARACTER KEEPS THEM OPEN.

Proverbs 10:30 (NIV) says The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.”

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Bible Food For Thought (Part 2).



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11. PEOPLE MAY DOUBT WHAT YOU SAY,
BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE WHAT YOU DO.

Matthew 12:33 (NIV) says “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.”

12. A PROFESSIONAL IS SOMEONE WHO CAN DO
HIS/HER BEST WHEN HE/SHE DOESN’T FEEL LIKE IT.

1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV) says Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

13. PEOPLE WHO FLY INTO A RAGE
ALWAYS MAKE A BAD LANDING.

Proverbs 19:11 (NIV) says A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

14. OBSTACLES ARE THOSE FRIGHTFUL THINGS
YOU SEE WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE GOAL.

Matthew 14:29-31 (NIV) says “‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’”

15. THE PRICE OF GREATNESS IS RESPONSIBILITY.

Matthew 23:11 (NIV) says The greatest among you will be your servant.”

16. THE HEART HAS NO SECRET
OUR CONDUCT DOES NOT REVEAL.

Matthew 12:35 (NIV) saysA good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”

17. TO KNOW THE WILL OF GOD IS THE GREATEST KNOWLEDGE,
TO FIND THE WILL OF GOD IS THE GREATEST DISCOVERY,
AND TO DO THE WILL OF GOD IS THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT.

John 12:26 (NIV) says Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”

18. PEOPLE WITH TACT HAVE LESS TO RETRACT.

Proverbs 15:28 (NIV) says The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”

19. LIFE IS NOT A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED,
BUT A GIFT TO BE ENJOYED.

Psalm 118:24 (NIV) says The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”

20. A LOT OF PEOPLE GET AHEAD
DURING THE TIME THAT OTHERS WASTE.

Proverbs 10:4 (NIV) says Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”

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