The Bible Is The Account Of God 's Action

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The Bible is the account of God’s action in the world through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. It also explains what God’s purpose is for His people and creation. I believe that it is important to spend time in this Living Word, so that we can better understand the way God intends for us to live and further His kingdom. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). I believe these words were given to us for a reason and have so many lessons pertaining to each scripture. Understanding what is written can often be tricky, so it is essential to spend time in devotion, interpreting scriptures, and seeking God to reveal more meaning behind them. Two challenging scriptures to discern are 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and Matthew 5:27-30. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 scripture states “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” This a normative passage that is an essential universal teaching to all. This verse, for me, means that in all seasons of life you should rejoice, pray, and give thanks. These seasons may be full of sorrow, joy, sadness, or happiness, but regardless you should still gladly fulfill this command that was given to you through Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians was written by Paul and directed towards a group of new believers. As you start your spiritual journey, you are fully committed and on fire for Christ. As times
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