The United States of America is the land of the free and the home of the brave; however, it can also be called the country that holds the highest divorce rates. America’s divorce rate in 2010 was at forty one percent and is still currently growing (Divorce Rates by Country). Forty percent of these divorces had children involved (Divorce Rates in America). With such shocking statistics, it is easy to see that America’s divorce system is in dire need of change. Since divorce can ruin families, harm a child’s all around well-being, and holds the potential of being prevented, there should be more strict regulations to receive a divorce and a stronger push for covenant marriages.
1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” This verse is an amazing verse of reminder to Christians that we need to humble ourselves to the Lord and allow ourselves to be dependent upon him. I often find myself struggling with the theological principle this verse holds. Following the Interpretive journey process throughout this passage helped me to gain a clearer understanding of this scripture and how it applies to my life today.
Matthew 7:21 is what comes to mind. God tells us to treat others as you want them to treat you. God has created me in his own image, and I need to always remember that I may be the one and only chance for someone to see God through my actions. Be quick to forgive. Show unconditional love.
James 1:2-3 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”
1. Galatians 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (King James Version).
This was reassuring to read, as I realized some of these people were calling to God asking for His guidance and help much like I do. Lately, I have been able to frequently turn to God with my own struggles and put my life in His hands. However, I have not always found it easy to turn to Him during difficult times. After meditating on this passage I noticed how many times the people referred to the Word of God. Not only did this emphasize the importance and need for Scripture but it showed me that the Bible should be my go to no matter what I am feeling. I should turn to Scripture so that I am able to gain new wisdom and knowledge about Christ and my current situations. In the end, it is the Word of God that trains and equips us to do good works as His disciples to glorify
In the future this quote will continue to inspire me, within my ministry, to love others according to the unconditional love of Jesus. Rather than assuming that I understand their situation and intentions, I can show them love and walk them through how they can bring about life change by aligning their lifestyle with the teaching of scripture. Too often we, as Christians, treat our influence as “this little light of mine,” when, in actuality, we are the light of the
A quote that stuck out to me was “If God does not know us, we do not exist” (Benner, 2015, p. 45). Therefore, if I am not turning to God, vulnerable and just as I am, He does not
It has mad me stronger in many ways. I am more dedicated then every before in Bible study and ministry. My relationship with God is Stronger; and I have a greater need to share God's word and the Gospel with those God puts in my path.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of sound mind.” ( 2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV).
1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some (New International Version). This scripture stated by the Apostle Paul was used to declare his commitment, not only to God, but to mankind. His statement created a model not only for ministry but for healthcare. In a culturally diverse society it is important that each provider attempt to put the needs of the patient before their own in order to provide the best possible care. This is also true in a spiritually divers culture. Where there is not a need to completely understand the foundations of religious beliefs but the willingness to be all things by all possible means so that some may receive
2 Timothy 2:1-4, “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. “
Paul's letter to the Galatians describes (in part) how to maintain Christian liberty and how to walk in the Spirit.
Screams fill the room to a point of no return, as the walls hold back the fierce fighting between the two. A young boy sits shaking in the corner not knowing what to do, or where to go as he watches the battle continue to fire, hoping this battle does not reach the point of no return. As the little boy watches on only imaging his memories of the last and hoping for the end, suddenly a loud bang fills the house and the little boy notices his father is gone once again. This same tragedy happens in many Christian homes across the world as many parents argue until the point of violence. However, should a couple stay truthful to their commitment to their partner, community, and their religion or should they sin in there yearn for happiness?
The law defines divorce as ¡§a legal dissolution of the marriage contract by a court or other body having competent authority. This is properly a divorce, and called, technically, divorce a vinculo matrimonii. ``from the bond of matrimony.'' (b) The separation of a married woman from the bed and board of her husband -- divorce a mensa et toro (or thoro), ``from bed board.''¡¨ Does this definition follow that of the Bible?