Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Last week I was scattered all over the Bible. I finished up the book of Acts as my last week of my formal study group. I dabbled a little further into Corinthians with my teens' Sunday School class. And I stumbled into other verses here and there during various devotionals and readings with the family. Yet it is amazing how the same common themes and specific truths were evident in all of the verses combined. Different Holy Spirit-inspired authors writing at different times and places to different audiences, yet all clearly the same words of the one true God. And all still relevant to us today.

Acts 22:7-10 Jesus appeared to Saul with a bright light from heaven and a voice that said, "Why do you persecute me?" Saul, who later became know as Paul, immediately referred to Him as Lord. Jesus then told him to get up and go to Damascus where he would be told of his assignment.

Acts 22:14 God chose Saul (Paul) to know His will, to see the Righteous One and to hear words from His mouth.

Acts 22:17-21 The Lord told Saul to leave Jerusalem because he had persecuted followers of Jesus there for so long and his testimony would not be accepted there. The Lord instead sent him out of Jerusalem to speak to the Gentiles (non-Jews).

Acts 23:11 While Paul was in the barracks at night, the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."

Jeremiah 32:18-19 God is great and powerful; His name is the Lord Almighty. Great are His purposes and mighty are His deeds.

Proverbs 3:5-6 God will make straight the paths of those who trust in Him with all their heart, lean not on their own understanding, and acknowledge Him in all their ways.

Acts 26:6-7 God had made a promise to the fathers of the Jews, to the twelve tribes of Israel, and they hoped to see it fulfilled as they earnestly served God day and night.

Acts 26:16-18 After appearing to Saul, Jesus told him, "I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified [made holy] by faith in me."

Psalm 16:7,11 The Lord counsels you. He makes known to you the path of life. He fills you with joy in His presence and with eternal pleasures at His right hand.

Acts 28:25-27 The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to the Jews' forefathers when He said through the prophet Isaiah, "Go to this people and say, 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.'"

Acts 28:28 God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles.

1 Kings 3:9,12 Because he asked, God gave King Solomon a discerning heart to govern His people and to distinguish between right and wrong.

Isaiah 11:2-5 The Spirit of the Lord rested on Jesus - the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.  He does not judge by what He sees with His eyes, or decide by what He hears with His ears; but with righteousness He judges the needy, with justice He gives decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth; with the breadth of His lips He will slay the wicked.  Righteousness will be His belt and faithfulness the sash around His waist.

1 Corinthians 1:18 God's power is the message of the cross.

1 Corinthians 1:20 God has made the wisdom of the world foolish.

1 Corinthians 1:23-24 Christ crucified is a stumbling block to many but to those whom God has called it is the power and wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:25 The foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

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