April 5: Conformity

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April 5
 Conformity

 

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Israel, as you go into the land and attack the nations that are there, the LORD will get rid of them, and you can have their land.

But that’s when you must be especially careful not to ask, “How did those nations worship their gods? Shouldn’t we worship the LORD in the same way?”

–Deuteronomy 12:29-30

261.

Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.

–Romans 12:1-2

Scriptures on Justice

Scriptures on Justice

The Bible counsels us to seek justice and justice alone. We in the legal profession can get discouraged when the all-too-human members of our profession fall short of the pursuit of justice. But despite the mistakes that powerful people make, I maintain my faith in the God of justice. Here are some Scriptures on justice to encourage you and to provoke thought and prayer:

Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 16:20).

Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy (Psalm 82:3).

If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter. For He who is higher than the highest watches (Ecclesiastes 5:8).

Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed (Psalm 85:10).

Justice and judgment are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth shall go before Your face (Psalm 89:14).

There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this (Isaiah 9:7).

So says Jehovah, “Keep judgment and do justice; for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed” (Isaiah 56:1).

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor (Psalm 140:12).

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity (Proverbs 1:3).

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice (Proverbs 21:3).

Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and one who did not forget the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in drawing near to God (Isaiah 58:2).

He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger [foreigner], giving him food and clothing (Deuteronomy 10:18).

None calls for justice, nor does anyone plead for truth; they trust in vanity and speak lies. They conceive mischief and bring out iniquity . . . Therefore judgment is far from us; nor does justice overtake us. We wait for light, but behold, dimness; for brightness, but we walk in darkness (Isaiah 59:4, 9).

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 NAS).

“Behold, the days come,” says Jehovah, “that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and shall do judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. And this is His name by which He shall be called, `Jehovah, Our Righteousness’” (Jeremiah 23:5-6).

Let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream (Amos 5:24).

–See Charisma, 10/12/09, Scriptures: God’s Heart for Justice by Diana Scimone

Scriptures against Child Sacrifice

Bible Verses against Child Sacrifice

Leviticus 18:21

“You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.”

Deuteronomy 18:10

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

2 Kings 3:27

Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land.

2 Kings 16:3

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out from before the sons of Israel.

2 Chronicles 28:3

Moreover, he burned incense in the valley of Ben-hinnom and burned his sons in fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel.

2 Kings 17:17

Then they made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, and practiced divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him.

2 Kings 21:6

He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD provoking Him to anger.

2 Chronicles 33:6

He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.

2 Kings 23:10

He also defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech.

Isaiah 57:5

Who inflame yourselves among the oaks, Under every luxuriant tree, Who slaughter the children in the ravines, Under the clefts of the crags?

Jeremiah 7:31

They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My mind.

Deuteronomy 12:31

You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

Leviticus 20:2-5
“You shall also say to the sons of Israel: ‘Any man from the sons of Israel or from the aliens sojourning in Israel who gives any of his offspring to Molech, shall surely be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones. ‘I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name. ‘If the people of the land, however, should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death,’”

Psalm 106:35-38
But they mingled with the nations And learned their practices, And served their idols, Which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons,
Jeremiah 32:35

“They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

Hosea 13:2

And now they sin more and more, And make for themselves molten images, Idols skillfully made from their silver, All of them the work of craftsmen They say of them, “Let the men who sacrifice kiss the calves!”

Ezekiel 20:26

and I pronounced them unclean because of their gifts, in that they caused all their firstborn to pass through the fire so that I might make them desolate, in order that they might know that I am the LORD.”’

Ezekiel 20:31

“When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “I will not be inquired of by you.

Ezekiel 23:37

“For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committed adultery with their idols and even caused their sons, whom they bore to Me, to pass through the fire to them as food.

Jeremiah 19:4-5
“Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind;

Ezekiel 16:20-21
“Moreover, you took your sons and daughters whom you had borne to Me and sacrificed them to idols to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter? “You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.

Genesis 22:1-2
Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”

Hebrews 11:17

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son;

Genesis 22:16

and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Romans 8:32

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

Jeremiah 19:5

and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind;

Ezekiel 16:21

“You slaughtered My children and offered them up to idols by causing them to pass through the fire.

2 Kings 17:31

and the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in the fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech the gods of Sepharvaim.

April 1: Holy Bible

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April 1
Holy Bible

 

252.

The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.

~Ecclesiastes 5:12

253.

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it.

~Proverbs 13:11

254.

And he would answer and say to them, The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.

~Luke 3:11

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March 27: Agreements

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March 27
Agreements

236.
Israel, the LORD has made an agreement with you, and if you keep your part, you will be successful in everything you do
–Deuteronomy 29:9

237.
He gives food to his worshipers and always keeps his agreement with them.
–Psalms 111:5

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