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This is a discussion on Favorite Bible Verses? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; @ WanderingThoughts @ Solo @ Julia Bell ... Thought you all might appreciate this, just something that came to mind ...

  1. #121
    INFP - The Idealists

    @WanderingThoughts @Solo @Julia Bell ...

    Thought you all might appreciate this, just something that came to mind this evening, especially in the midst of this massive battle I've been going through.

    "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." -- Luke 22:31-32

    That's a troubling and comforting verse at the same time. When Jesus says "when you have turned again," it's like He's saying "I know the trial is coming. What's more, I know you will fail, and you will slap me in the face in the hour of my greatest pain."

    But it's kinda like he adds "but I know something Satan doesn't know, and that's that you're going to come out stronger on the other side, and with better knowledge of the depths of my Grace, and when you're on the other side you can use the testimony of your failures to make others stronger."

    Troubling: Why would God allow us to go through situations where our failure is predetermined? (Luke 22:34)

    Encouraging: Because He knows that failure is necessary for a transformation to take place, and that the triple-denial at the crucifixion would be replaced by a triple-affirmation (John 21:15-17), and the weakling would be replaced by a strong man who would play a critical role in the founding of the early church.

    Anybody else ever feel that when thinking of this verse?

    All I know is that today was the day I needed to read that, and I did. Wow.

    I feel so much better than I did this morning.

  2. #122
    INFJ - The Protectors


    I particularly enjoy Paul's discourse on love (1 Corinthians 13.) I have drawn analogies with this and numerous poems: the only thing of permanance in the world is love: to love is to live, and love is eternal.
    I also enjoy the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) This explains in a brief summary the teachings of Jesus.
    I do have serious reservations about quoting a verse or two out of context. If a physician applied his medical texts to a problem like some people do the Bible, with disconnected lines and verses, the physician's patients would die. But the major problem of verse-at-a-time is it turnes the Holy Bible into Harry Potter-like "magic spells." The Truth cannot be contain in little sound bites.

  3. #123
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by icicle84 View Post
    "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." -- Luke 22:31-32

    That's a troubling and comforting verse at the same time. When Jesus says "when you have turned again," it's like He's saying "I know the trial is coming. What's more, I know you will fail, and you will slap me in the face in the hour of my greatest pain."

    But it's kinda like he adds "but I know something Satan doesn't know, and that's that you're going to come out stronger on the other side, and with better knowledge of the depths of my Grace, and when you're on the other side you can use the testimony of your failures to make others stronger."

    Troubling: Why would God allow us to go through situations where our failure is predetermined? (Luke 22:34)

    Encouraging: Because He knows that failure is necessary for a transformation to take place, and that the triple-denial at the crucifixion would be replaced by a triple-affirmation (John 21:15-17), and the weakling would be replaced by a strong man who would play a critical role in the founding of the early church.

    Anybody else ever feel that when thinking of this verse?

    All I know is that today was the day I needed to read that, and I did. Wow.

    I feel so much better than I did this morning.
    I LOVE that verse. :) And it was only after hearing it later on, but I finally realized that's what Jesus was saying, and I definitely see it as being true in my life and others'. Not only does allowing us to suffer through things make us stronger, but when we realize that God is transforming us through them, it also grows our love for Him.
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  4. #124
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingThoughts View Post
    I LOVE that verse. :) And it was only after hearing it later on, but I finally realized that's what Jesus was saying, and I definitely see it as being true in my life and others'. Not only does allowing us to suffer through things make us stronger, but when we realize that God is transforming us through them, it also grows our love for Him.
    Agree :) And after coming across that verse again today, I think I'm finally seeing a light at the end of this tunnel.
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  5. #125
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by icicle84 View Post
    Agree :) And after coming across that verse again today, I think I'm finally seeing a light at the end of this tunnel.
    That's wonderful to hear! :) I'll definitely be putting some prayers out your way. I'm starting to see the light out of my own tunnel as well, so I can certainly relate.
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  6. #126
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingThoughts View Post
    That's wonderful to hear! :) I'll definitely be putting some prayers out your way. I'm starting to see the light out of my own tunnel as well, so I can certainly relate.
    Thank you. You have mine as well. God's just amazing.
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  7. #127
    INFP - The Idealists

    Sorry, this is only quasi-Biblical, but perhaps appropriate enough (and funny enough) to share here. Helps if you're familiar with the book of Ruth:
    To all the girls who are in a hurry to have a boyfriend or get married, a piece of Biblical advice: “Ruth patiently waited for her mate Boaz.” While you are waiting on YOUR Boaz, don’t settle for any of his relatives: Broke-az, Po-az, Lyin-az, Cheatin-az, Dumb-az, Drunk-az, Cheap-az, Lockedup-az, Goodfornothingaz, Lazyaz and especially his third-cousin Beatinyouaz. Wait on your Boaz and make sure he respects Yoaz!
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  8. #128
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by icicle84 View Post
    I feel so much better than I did this morning.
    Me too! :)
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  9. #129
    INFP - The Idealists

    Romans 12:1-2

    1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    and

    Romans 10:9-10

    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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  10. #130
    INFP - The Idealists

    "For with much wisdom comes much vexation; and he who increases knowledge, increases pain." Ecclesiastes 1:18

    Ignorance is bliss.


     
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