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Life Lessons from the Bible

I would like to direct the readers of my article to Psalm 23, and quote from it partially,” Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will
dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Even though King David had multiple problems, and
challenges in his life, he kept his focus on God. Psalm 28 mentions,”The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.
Ruth wasn’t even a Hebrew, but when Naomi wanted her to go back to her own people, from Moab this world-wide famous words she spoke from Ruth 1:16,” Entreat me not to leave you, or turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” She was willing to stay with her mother-in-law, and to take care of her.
In the book of Esther, Judah was under the rule of the Medes and the Persians. King Ahasuerus was than in power. Because his wife Queen Vashi, defied him, his advisers told him to,”If it pleases the king, let a royal degree go out from him, and let it be recorded in the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it will not be altered, that Vashi shall come no more before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal position on another who is better than she.
Because Esther pleased the king, she was chosen to become his queen. The Lord placed her
in such a position because he would latter use her to help deliver his people from their
enemies.
Does God always deliver people physically? No, he does not The Gospel accounts introduce us to the fore runner of Jesus, John the Baptist who was beheaded for his testimony by King Hared. The Apostle Paul was beheaded by the Roman Caesar, Nero, and the Apostle Peter,was crucified by Nero upside down by his own request because he deemed himself unworthy to be crucified in the same manner of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Does God deliver his people spirituality? The answer is Yes! When Marty, was a mailman for the City of Northwest and latter on Northwest Everett, he told me,”I know what you are
trying to do, keep up the good work!”
At first I would enclose Bible tracts inside my mail,but I haven’t done so for quiet some time. I used to write different Bible verses on the outside of my envelopes, but know I’ve narrowed it down the most important verses in the entire Bible: John 3:16-18,” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. “For God did not come into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
People may choose to ignore the words I write on the outside of my most of my envelopes: “Jesus Saves!” most often I also make the sign of the cross too!
God leaves it up to people if they want to accept or reject him.
John 3:21 states,”For everyone who does the the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done God.”
Do you have to be Christian to do good deeds? Of course not, many people do good works
for the satisfaction of doing them. They delight in helping people and worthwhile causes, but they choose to either ignore Christ, or criticize him.
Will their good deeds deliever them? The Book of Revelation can always speak for itself! Please carefully read the following verses: Revalations 20:ll-15,” Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heavne fled away. And there was found no place for them. An I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and the books were opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.”
“The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delievered up the dead
who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Than Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Where do the redeemed end up? I would like to quote verses Revalations 21:1-4,
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.”
“Then I, John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem,coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a brided adorned for her husband. An I heard a loud voice from heaven saying,”Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
What lessons can we learn from the Bible: People can either accept Christ as their Lord and Redeemer, or they can reject him; thereby perishing in their sins for all eternity!