Friday, July 2, 2021

For GOD's PERFECT PURPOSE

 

1 Corinthians 2:16

King James Version

16 For who hath known 

the mind of the Lord, 

that he may instruct him? 

but we have the mind of Christ.


Is it our fault, or our parents, that we experience illness, misfortune, or live a troubled life?

Here's how JESUS answered:

John 9:1-3

King James Version

9 And as Jesus passed by, 

he saw a man 

which was blind from his birth.

2 And his disciples asked him, 

saying, 

Master, 

who did sin, 

this man, 

or his parents, 

that he was born blind?

3 Jesus answered, 

Neither hath this man sinned, 

nor his parents: 

but that the works of God 

should be made manifest in him.


That means, we are not to judge.

We do not have the mind of God.

We do not know His specific purpose.

But the faithful Joseph, who was given the ability to decode dreams, understood.

That's why he was able to forgive his brothers.

Genesis 50:20

King James Version

20 But as for you, 

ye thought evil against me

but God meant it unto good

to bring to pass, 

as it is this day

to save much people alive.


Only a heart, perfectly attuned to God, can see God's way.

And not get in His way.

If you're born again, you will understand the ways of Spirit.

Scripture has many other verses testifying of God's PERFECT purpose for the challenges in our lives.

These will surely be a source of clarity, and comfort, for all of us.

Psalm 33:11

King James Version

11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever

the thoughts of his heart to all generations.


Proverbs 16:4

King James Version

4 The Lord hath made all things for himself

yea, 

even the wicked for the day of evil.


Proverbs 19:21

King James Version

21 There are many devices in a man's heart

nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, 

that shall stand.


Isaiah 46:9-11

King James Version

9 Remember the former things of old: 

for I am God, 

and there is none else; 

I am God, 

and there is none like me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, 

and from ancient times 

the things that are not yet done

saying, 

My counsel shall stand, 

and I will do all my pleasure:

11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, 

the man that executeth my counsel 

from a far country: 

yea, 

I have spoken it, 

I will also bring it to pass; 

I have purposed it, 

I will also do it.


Jeremiah 29:11-12

King James Version

11 For I know the thoughts 

that I think toward you, 

saith the Lord, 

thoughts of peace, 

and not of evil, 

to give you an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call upon me, 

and ye shall go and pray unto me, 

and I will hearken unto you.


Jeremiah 32:19

King James Version

19 Great in counsel

and mighty in work: 

for thine eyes are open 

upon all the ways of the sons of men

to give every one according to his ways, 

and according to the fruit of his doings:


Acts 2:23

King James Version

23 Him, 

being delivered 

by the determinate counsel 

and foreknowledge of God

ye have taken, 

and by wicked hands 

have crucified and slain:


Acts 13:36-37

King James Version

36 For David, 

after he had served his own generation 

by the will of God, 

fell on sleep, 

and was laid unto his fathers, 

and saw corruption:

37 But he, 

whom God raised again

saw no corruption.


Romans 8:28

King James Version

28 And we know 

that all things work together for good 

to them that love God, 

to them who are the called 

according to his purpose.


Ephesians 2:10

King James Version

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.


Colossians 1:12-20

King James Version

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, 

which hath made us meet 

to be partakers 

of the inheritance of the saints 

in light:

13 Who hath delivered us 

from the power of darkness, 

and hath translated us 

into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, 

even the forgiveness of sins:

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, 

the firstborn of every creature:

16 For by him were all things created, 

that are in heaven, 

and that are in earth, 

visible and invisible, 

whether they be thrones, 

or dominions, 

or principalities, 

or powers: 

all things were created by him, 

and for him:

17 And he is before all things, 

and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, 

the church: 

who is the beginning, 

the firstborn from the dead; 

that in all things 

he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father 

that in him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, having made peace 

through the blood of his cross, 

by him to reconcile all things

unto himself; 

by him, 

I say, 

whether they be things in earth, 

or things in heaven.


1 Peter 2:9

King James Version

9 But ye are a chosen generation

a royal priesthood, 

an holy nation, 

a peculiar people

that ye should shew forth 

the praises of him 

who hath called you 

out of darkness 

into his marvellous light;


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