Discuss Micah 6

  • Bennymkje - 8 months ago
    Matt.2:14-16 "Bethlehem" (2 of 2)

    Let us significance of the house of bread from which he came on a divine Mandate. He came to fulfill the will of his Father. In multiplying loaves of bread as given in the gospel let us examine the leftovers. "And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full."(14:20) In John's Gospel, "When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost./ Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten." ( John 6:12-13) Number 12 signifies the Gospel of God. In fulfilling his Father's will the same Gospel is Gospel of Christ.

    All four gospel records this 'miracle' and more significance in in the gathering of fragments that remained.

    In the Gospel of Mark we read,"And they did all eat, and were filled./ And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes."( Mark 6:42-43) In Luke "And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets." ( Luke 9:17)

    There are other instances in which 4x1000 has significance as the number Seven to mark the baskets. (Mark.8:8) (15:37-38)

    According to principle of Similitude the symbol of bread in the House of God must match. The number 12 refers to the Gospel and 7 denotes fulfillment of the Will. In all these instances all those who partook were full.

    Contrary to this we have an indictment against Israel. "Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword./.. that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people."( Micah 6:13-16) Bethlehem as a result has fallen into insignificance.
  • GiGi - In Reply - 8 months ago
    Good Evening, I am getting back to posting on God's MAJESTY

    Pt. 2

    God is exalted far above all else by nature, not because we place him in this place of esteem.

    Gen. 14:22 attests that He is God Most High, as how Abraham, Isaac and Jacob knew him.

    Ps. 113:5 states that God is the One who is enthroned on high. No one put Him there by appointment. He did not ascend to this position. He has always occupied this place of highest sovereignty. Jesus, in His humiliation of becoming a man, is the only one who ascended to the highest place of God. Ph. 2:9

    He ascended back to the glory He always had with the Father prior to His incarnation. John 17:5

    There is nothing and no one greater than He and this is eternally so.

    Ps. 111:3 says that Glorious and majestic are God's deeds.

    Ps. 145: tells of the glorious splendor of His majesty.

    The Scriptures say that He is majestic in:

    power ( Ex. 15:6

    holiness ( Ex. 15:11)

    voice ( Job 37:4)

    deeds (111:3)

    beauty (Ez. 31:7)

    splendor ( 1Chr. 29:11)

    authority ( Jude 1:25)

    victory ( Ps. 45:4)

    in raiment (93:1)

    His majesty in incomparable (Ez. 31:3)

    2 Thes. 2:8 says that the enemies of God will be destroyed by the splendor of His coming.

    Neh. 9:5 says that He is exalted above all that could be praised.

    Ps. 92:10 says that God is exalted forever.

    Ps. 113:4 says God is exalted above the nations. Nothing rises above Him.

    Ps. 138:2 says God is exalted above ALL things.

    And who can pass up Isaiah's vision of the Lord upon His throne High and exalted! Is. 6:1 Read the way He is described here. Awesome!

    Micah 6:6 tells us to bow down before the exalted God.

    Let us have a high view of God, esteeming Him to be the best of all, pre-eminent in all things, the height of perfection, the One no one can supplant, the absolute sublimity of anything worthy and holy. His majesty surpasses all that any being can imagine or think. Even the angels do not know the full extent of His majesty, but cry Holy, holy.
  • Frankie J - In Reply - 10 months ago
    Hi Ronald

    Well said,

    I would add to your statement of Paul in 1Cor 9:27

    Though Romans is place before Cor in the bible, it was actually written after Cor

    In Pauls ever increasing growth in the Grace in the Lord Jesus Christ, Grace brought him to the perfection, maturity, & confidence that he states in Rom 8:35-39

    only sin separates

    This clearly show a perfection that can be added too, as we continue steadfastly to grow in Grace until the end 2Tim 4:7

    this is the reason he states in Philippians 3:12 & then in Philippians 3:15 it was a contradiction of truths, but that he learnt

    John 15:5 & Philippians 4:13 Humility, Micah 6:8

    We have the Scriptures as a testimony of Paul's extra ordinary life, all owning to Grace, 1Cor 15:10

    God is not a respector of persons, though He does have different placement within His body, yet all are required to be holy!

    Grace & Peace to you
  • Frankie J - In Reply - 11 months ago
    In Truth, the day you are completely free from sin, is the day you meet your Savior ! 1 Pet 1:7-9

    I can't tell you how Dan would answer that question,

    but here's mine

    It's not a work of our self-efforts in our own strengths or our own understanding, it following the Light of Christ in our hearts, the still small Voice of Conscience that convicts us of our wrong doings & directs us to do what is just, good & holy, Titus 2:11

    Micah 6:8 , its the Treasure we have in these earthen vessels, enlightening us in the power of Holy Spirit, picking up the Cross & denying self, & causing us to will & do of His good pleasure, which works were finishes from the foundation of the world, Hebrews 4:3 Acts 15:18 We enter into His works, coming to a place of rest from our own works

    Then there some that are persuaded they don't have to do anything, but believe, without becoming a doer of the Word, thats more like being a demon, for they believes, but they do not obey.

    Consider all that Scriptures, beginning with Abraham, Gen 18:19 by his obedience Abraham proved his faith & his love for God

    John 15:10 he abided in God's love & received all that God had promise him, through his obedience to God's commands.

    Today's Christianity says you can be a Christian without keeping His commandments, God loves you & His grace got you covered. This is a changing of the definition of Grace, which is defined in Scripture as Titus 2:12 Grace is the power of God to reveal our sins & to takes us out of them, not to encourage or pamper us in our sins.

    Friends, God salvation is a free gift, but faith without works is dead. James 2:17-26 this is clearly seen & understood in the whole of Scriptures. Jesus Himself learn obedience by the things that He suffer, & became perfect, perfected our salvation, all for our sakes, that we may follow Him. John 14:31

    in love & truth
  • T Levis - In Reply - 1 year ago
    Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 7, James 2, 2Peter 1, 2Peter 1:10 "wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall:"

    James 5:9, "brethren" "lest you be condemned" James 5, in context

    Points out, these for-sure think they are 'saved' entitled" to enter they even boast of the Religiousness, Matthew 7:21-24, "Many will say in that day Lord, Lord, have we not ._._." & those who actually feel unworthy, were/are welcomed. Matthew 25:37-40. When anyone starts thinking they're all deserving we need beware by being aware! Because pride comes before a fall'' Proverbs 16:18,

    Matthew 7:21 "._._. but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven" Micah 6:8, James 1:27,

    2Timothy 2:15,

    With much study there indicates the treatment of "the least of these" is a major weight to GOD ALMIGHTY throughout the scriptures, Old & New Testament. Luke 12:45-47, note (abusive treatment towards people having less authority,) "._._ will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers" context Luke 12, indicating these are "believers"

    Please notice

    James 2:13-19, "For he shall have judgement without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgement. What doth it profit my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say thou hast faith, and I have works: Show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; Thou doest well: The devils also believe and tremble." James 2 in context

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • GiGi - In Reply on Micah 6 - 1 year ago
    Dear Donna,

    I was just thinking last night that we haven't heard from you for a will. Glad to be able to share with you again.

    I did not know that you work in health care.

    Yes, there are so many problems like you you described going on in our society nowadays. People need the Lord so much and the feeling of hopelessness that these people feel is only magnified without Him. Satan is using mental illness, despair, stress, addiction to steal, kill, and destroy so many vulnerable people. At times, it happens to ones we least expect.

    I wish we could know how to help these people better and recognize signs and symptoms in advance of some horrible action as you describe. I have two sons with anxiety/depression disorder and they are prodigals. I continue to pray for them to return to the Lord and support them in getting medical treatment to have the proper medications to keep them as normal as possible.

    But, to say the least, it is worrisome, as at their ages (in their 30's) they are independent enough to blow me off completely and be destructive to themselves. But I offer up my worry and stress about my sons to Jesus daily and pray for them and speak to the Lord that I am confident in Him to care for my sons and to turn their hearts back to Him again.

    Donna, how are you doing lately? How is your son Daniel doing?
  • Donna G.Warren on Micah 6 - 1 year ago
    The incidence of cutting behaviors in teens & young adults has only risen . There are a multitude of reasons why. Treatment or @ least discussion s needs to happen before anything else happens.Teens in need,need our help,support. I have seen this unfortunately time & again in the ER as a health care professional as well as other actions indicating cries for help along with other actions such as overdoses,more severe physical actions such as slitting their wrists, hanging themselves, shooting themselves. It isn't just about teens who are marginalyzed,it can also be a popular teen who is dealing with something. Kids are under alot of stress & pressure,even Christians & this was before covid. Its a huge issue!The resource previously mentioned in comments is a good one .
  • T. Levis - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Old Testament law: Deuteronomy 16:16, Exodus 34:23,24, Deuteronomy 31:11, Exodus 23:17, the dates of calendars have changed even the Hebrew / Jewish calendars. Moses through GOD established the beginning of the year to be the Passover, no calendar today honors that. Exodus 12:2, Exodus 12, Numbers 28:16,

    Jesus honored these things, along with His parents (on earth) Luke 2:22,23, Luke 2:41-49, John 4:45, John 5:1, John 10:22,23, even those who opposed Jesus expected Jesus to honor the appointed days : John 11:54-57, John 12, Even facing His own brutal death: Matthew 20:17,18 , Mark 10:32,33,34 do you think HE knew He was the Lamb,: Luke 2:38, Luke 18:31, that was going to be slain for Passover? That's why HE told them, as HE obediently set his face to go? Luke 9:51,

    Matthew 21

    Micah 6:6-8,

    John 4:21-24, 2Corinthians 6:2, 2Colossains 2:16,17, Hebrews 10:1-19, Matthew 18:20,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • T. Levis - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Beautifully put. I believe some misunderstand, the "Coming of The LORD, Return of The LORD, THE Day of The LORD " as I did also, as dearly loved fellowship of Believers would pray for it. Maybe by Philippians 3:20, eagerly awaiting, & Colossians 4:2, That misinterpreted.

    Then one day I read: Amos 5:18-24,

    People long for Mercy, Justice, correct judgement that may be the root of the plea, prayer.

    However Jesus instruction was pray "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven " Matthew 6:9-13,

    Daniel 7:27, Psalms 145:13, John 17, note John 17:15-16, Luke 17:20-21,

    Proverbs 21:3, Isaiah 56:1, Psalms 82:3, Isaiah 59:4, (context Isaiah 59), Jeremiah 22:15, * Isaiah 58,

    2Samuel 8:15, 1Kings 10:9, Ezekiel 45:9, Micah 6:8,

    We even as 1 person can bring justice, mercy, truth, hope, deliverance, through faith, endurance, prayer, action & being a living example

    Romans 1:17, James 2, Hebrews 11, 2Corinthians 5:7, Mark 11:22-26,

    We are called to bring Justice, Judgement, Mercy.

    Ecclesiastes 5:8, Jeremiah 23:5, Matthew 24:3-51, Mark 13:5-37, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 6,

    Psalms 102:17, * James 5,

    Hopefully these are helpful, please share these scriptures with those whom you feel led as a tool
  • Marke - 2 years ago
    Micah 6:8 sums up the whole duty of man just like Matthew 22 summarizes what is important in the completed witness of the law and the prophets.

    Micah 6:8

    He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

    Matthew 22

    35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

    36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

    37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

    38 This is the first and great commandment.

    39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

    40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    Irene 123 pointed out Eccl 12:13, which is also a summation of all that God requires of men.

    Ecclesiastes 12:13

    Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
  • Chris - In Reply on Micah 1 - 2 years ago
    Hello Herbert. The whole book of Micah contains God's Message, primarily to Judah, but also concerning Israel. Was there something in particular that you were thinking of? I can give you a brief breakdown of the Book, as you go through it yourself.

    1. Micah 1:1. The following prophecy that God gave to Micah.

    2. Micah 1:2-2:13. God's Message of destruction for Samaria & Judah.

    3. Micah 3:1-5:15. Message of coming judgements on the rulers, false prophets, & on Jerusalem (3:1-12). Of deliverance (in the coming Kingdom): 4:1-5:1. This deliverance by the coming King, both in His first & second comings (5:2-15).

    4. Micah 6:1-7:10. God's two Messages of Denunciation & Israel's two replies to God.

    5. Micah 7:11-20. Blessings for Israel.

    Keeping those general headings in mind, you may find that re-reading the Book will help you to see the various messages that God had for Judah & Israel by his prophet Micah.
  • Chris - In Reply - 3 years ago
    Hello Veronica. You asked, "why is it that those who are unsaved, enjoy sinning against the Lord so much?".

    You've shared some great thoughts & Scriptures there & indeed "the lust of the flesh, & the lust of the eyes & the pride of life" ( 1 John 2:16), is the standard for the majority, instead of doing "justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God" ( Micah 6:8).

    As Jesus spoke to the religious leaders, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do", it is only natural that those without the God of Heaven will cleave to the god of this world ( 2 Corinthians 4:4) who holds the hearts of men in his grip. As Satan's singular desire was to "ascend above the heights of the clouds (and to) be like the most High" ( Isaiah 14:14), so it is also found in his children that they too would behave like gods believing that no God exists, bar themselves.

    One can only imagine that if societal laws didn't exist (however weak & often mis-applied they might be) & without the presence of Christ's Church & the outworking of the Holy Spirit through her, what would be the extent of man's lusts & wickedness & how unrestrained his sins would be, that would speedily bring about another Noahic-type deluge. Yet God's next judgement will be by fire ( 2 Peter 3:7) as His Anger can no longer be withheld. May the life-changing, spirit-renewing Gospel continue to go out, pulling many out of the fiery deceptions & snares of the Devil ( Jude 23). Keep that holy fire burning, Sister.
  • Donna Franks on Romans 12:2 - 3 years ago
    Micah 6:8 - He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

    John 7:17 - If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

    As we yield our members, servants to obey, we are led by His life in us.

    Walking not according to this world, but weighing everying thing in view of eternity.

    Christ in you, the hope of GLORY. Not willing that any should perish, we, by HIS GRACE bring light, transforming light must begin.....

    ..... that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    Ephesians 5:17 - Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
  • Richard in Christ - In Reply on Nehemiah 8 - 3 years ago
    Thank you for your reply Michael,

    I agree with you that we have the New Covenant now. Surrounding Jesus Christ our Lord and receiving the Holy Spirit of promise Ephesians 1:7-14. It seems we agree on everything. I read the book of Hebrews regularly. As stated that I just think the Ten Commandments are "good". Just a beginning. Not that we are under the law of the Old Covenant. As I believe brother Chris stated in a post that our righteousness is to exceed them who followed the law Matthew 5:20. Like in the statement I made as to where I strive to keep every day Holy not just one a week. So he who thinks the Sabbath should be on a Saturday really doesn't matter. Jesus stating that even being angry with thy brother is in danger or who just looks on a woman to lust after her hath already committed adultery Matthew 5:21-22, Matthew 5:27-28.

    When Jesus Christ gave the two greatest commandments to hang all the law and the prophets. He was quoting Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Leviticus 19:18. Which also being stated by another were not of the Ten Commandments. Pointing to exceed the old law with the new law which is on our hearts and exceedingly vast.

    We having been Blessed to receive the Holy Ghost from above whom is our teacher now. Having the Spirit of Christ in us to help us walk as He did, and follow after Him, as He is the only way to the Father. Living for the Will of our Father in Heaven doing what pleases Him. Producing good fruit in the Spirit. John 8:29.

    If I had to choose which Testament is more important I would most definitely choose the NT. Though the OT has many, many, things that are still very important. Also things that are really of no avail to us. Just letting the Spirit guide us to the righteous and important things in the OT. Even with the Apocrypha books and the Book of Enoch. As they have things in them that connect directly to the teachings in the Holy Bible. Let the Spirit guide us to truth. Micah 6:8.

    God Bless you Michael
  • Adam - In Reply on James 1 - 3 years ago
    Hi Jesse,

    Thank you for your added detail.

    I'm not sure where you get this idea though: "There is a difference, and God will only reward us for one of these two."

    It sounds like you interpret good works to be bad unless you feel a certain spiritual confirmation before or during the good work activity? How exactly did you come to this understanding and what Bible sources can you cite to say this?

    I find this unusual, because I find life as a Christian has a spiritual component that is hard to separate. I believe something of the 'flesh' is easier to identify, because it usually involves unpure motives and sin. But it sounds like you're suggesting that obeying Jesus (such as doing good works to help others) has unpure motives and you put a screening layer in place which you have to navigate through in order to feel good about obeying Jesus.

    My perspective is different. I feel that obeying Jesus by default is good, and that helping others by default is good, and already is done via spirit and not fleshly. It would be really hard to convince me that doing good is bad, because doing good is all through the Bible. Galatians 6:9, Matthew 5:16, Ephesians 2:10. We're created to do good works and be the light of the World are we not? James 2:14-17, James 4:17, Micah 6:8. I don't think my motives or my mood even matters sometimes, it's not about me, but serving others and being obedient. Selflessness.

    So, my question is: does someone have such a strong filter for all other aspects of life or only when it comes to obeying Jesus and help others? Brushing teeth? Eating a meal? Gassing up a car? Going to work? Watching movies? If the strong filter is only on doing good works, but not on neutral activities, or bad works, then I would think such a perspective seems off balance. Because why should we hesitate only when it comes to doing good and have to pass certain criteria, but have no problem doing anything other than good?

    Let me know if I have misinterpreted your meaning and where you got the idea about good works requiring certain criteria for God to like it? God bless...
  • Richard in Christ - In Reply on Romans 12:21 - 3 years ago

    I feel to reply to your post and expand to what Carleton stated. In this wicked world we live in one of the most important questions we, those who follow Christ, can ask ourselves when a situation occurs is "what would Jesus Christ do"?

    It is right that the truth be spread and exposed. What is right and wrong. A big problem is the evil powers of this world own pretty much everything to do with mass communication. T.V., radio, internet, schools, etc and many people are brainwashed and deceived. Only a very small portion can be trusted to follow truth in whatever way. Although the devil mixes lies with truth to make it even harder for people to denote one from the other.

    As I have been following what has been going on with the powers that be in the world for probably the last decade. Violence and fighting physically accomplishes nothing but more violence and blood shed. What the evil one wants. People to destroy themselves, by dividing them in any way, for their gain.

    We, who follow Christ, are to live in peace. To turn the other cheek. To love and have mercy even on our enemies. Who I do not see as any other "person". It is the devil and the evil powers that be who control people in this world. That is what/who I hate. Not people. As I feel sorrow that they are being led to damnation. Hoping, and praying, one day in their lives they shall see the light and give themselves to the Lord. One more repentant sinner who has been saved.

    Here are a couple verses from the OT and NT for you. With Romans 12:21. Reading Romans 12:17-21 gives a better view. Fear not those who can destroy the body, but Him who can destroy both body and soul in Gehenna/Hell.

    Matthew 10:27-28.

    Ecclesiastes 5:8

    Micah 6:8

    Matthew 5:39-45

    Ephesians 6:11-17

    They that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52.

    Jesus Christ is the only way. Not fighting for this, or any, "country". "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord."

    With respect. God Bless.
  • Cutting Behaviors in Teenagers - In Reply on Micah 6 - 3 years ago
    FocusOnTheFamily dot com

    There's just a lot you need to read on this. Do it today. This is a behavior that can turn deadly.

    We will pray for you.

    That link I gave you, remove both spaces

    Put a dot in front of the COM"
  • Mishael - In Reply on Micah 6 - 3 years ago
    FocusOnTheFamily dot com/cutting

    There's just a lot you need to read on this. Do it today. This is a behavior that can turn deadly.

    We will pray for you.

    That link I gave you, remove both spaces

    Put a dot in front of the COM
  • S. Lynn on Micah 6 - 3 years ago
    I need verses on cutting yourself & anxiety. My granddaughter is going through some tough times.
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    Here is how Fornication is defined in the Greek pulled from the Gospel of Mark 7:21. :

    Transliteration: porneia

    Pronunciation: por-ni'-ah

    Definition: From G4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively idolatry: - fornication.

    KJV Usage: fornication(26x).

    Occurs: 26

    In verses: 25.

    Here is how Fornication is defined in the Hebrew in Isaiah 23:17.Hebrew:

    Transliteration: znh

    Pronunciation: zaw-naw'

    Definition: A primitive root (highly fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually of the {female} and less often of simple {forniciation} rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah): - (cause to) commit {fornication} X {continually} X {great} (be {an} play the) {harlot} (cause to {be} play the) {whore} ({commit} fall to) {whoredom} (cause to) go {a-whoring} whorish.

    KJV Usage: ...harlot(36x), go a whoring(19x), ...whoredom(15x), whore(11x), commit fornication(3x), whorish(3x), harlot(withH802)(2x), commit(1x), continually(1x), great(1x), whore's(withH802)(1x).

    Occurs: 94

    In verses: 82.


  • Marilyn Taplin - In Reply on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    It does help to have a correct definition of fornication.

    The New Testament Greek Lexicon

    For the word fornication

    This lexicon has been developed to aid the user in understanding the original text of the Greek Old and New Testament. By using the Strong's version of the King James and New American Standard Bibles, a deeper knowledge, of the passage being studied, can be gained.

    Strong's Number: 4202 porneia

    Original Word Word Origin

    porneia from (4203)

    Transliterated Word Phonetic Spelling

    Porneia por-ni'-ah

    Parts of Speech TDNT

    Noun Feminine 6:579,918

    Definition Includes: illicit (forbidden) sex, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.

    Illicit means not allowed, improper, prohibited. Ora and anal sex is prohibited for all humans.

    God tells us that the body is not made for fornication. "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification that ye should abstain from fornication, 1 Thess 4:3." The reason a person abstains from fornication in order to be holy is because fornication is the sin that makes a person unholy - unlike God.

    In 1 Corinthians 6:13 it declares, "The body is not made for fornication, but for the Lord." The human body is not made for fornication and that includes the bodies of a man and his wife.
  • Ahmad - In Reply on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    I would start with Romans 1 (if this person is a secular homosexual sodomite)
  • Chris - In Reply on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    Fornication, in the Bible, is not just pre-marital sex, but any type of sexual behaviour that is outside of marriage. So the teaching from Jesus, the Apostles & all of Scripture is that any sexual activity outside the bounds of marriage is sin before God as sex was made for the enjoyment & bringing forth of a new life within the sanctity of marriage. In any other situation, it becomes an abuse of God's design & therefore, sin.

    Some Scriptures for you to share: Matthew 15:19,20: all sin (some listed here), first starts in the heart of man & when it is conceived there, it brings forth sin & sin ultimately ends in death & judgement.

    Romans 1:27-32: speaks of homosexuality & all manner sin that God let men loose to perform because of their wickedness & ultimately will face His Judgement.

    1 Corinthians 5:1: the fornication of a son having sexual relations with his step-mother.

    1 Corinthians 6:13: our bodies were made to serve God not to serve the flesh (sensuality & abominable acts).

    1 Corinthians 6:18: fornication is sin against one's own body. He or she abuses the privilege of an act within marriage by disregarding its special position in committed love & as a gift of God.

    1 Corinthians 10:8: 23,000 people were judged & destroyed by God because of their fornication.

    Galatians 5:19-21: lists the works of the flesh; all who engage in these sins will never enter God's Presence.

    Jude 7: the example of Sodom & Gomorrah is given where many were given over to fornication, homosexuality & other sins & were destroyed by God.

    These are a few pertinent Scriptures for you to use, but if you're talking to an atheist who doesn't even believe in the existence of God, you would need to tell him/her about the reality of God through Creation, His sustaining of the worlds in space, His creation of humans with all their biological intricacies, His Love for all but judgement to those who spurn His Love & live selfish, sinful lives. We were made to find pleasure in God - not in sin.
  • Stepanie on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    I want you to give me all the verses that talk about fornication (premarital sex) because i want to show an atheist that it is a sin. Thank you use my email.
  • Chris - In Reply on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    I hear what you're asking, but I don't think relationships, whether intimate or not, are so 'cut & dry'. Apart from the woman's feelings & permissions, the man has to conduct himself in a pure manner before God & within himself. What the Lord states in His Word is always clear & should be adhered to concerning our thoughts & acts towards another. The word 'lust' is not just a desire for something, it is something so deep that it consumes our thoughts, our actions, indeed affects our whole being. Lust for anything, whether for another person or something else, is wrong, & demonstrates a misplaced & imbalanced desire. And in the sexual realm, if allowed to grow, it can become very gripping & consuming, which is sin.

    When it comes to ourselves, we have to determine whether it is a genuine love or lust we have, whether our feelings towards another that's engaging our minds conform to the pattern laid out for us in the Word, even if the woman is unaware of our feelings. If your desire is genuine, i.e. you sense love deep in your heart or from some confirmation by the Spirit, then it is appropriate to make it known to the woman. Of course, if she is already 'taken' or has indicated that she doesn't want to pursue any contact with you at that level, then you would have to submit to it & leave her alone without pressuring her. It comes down to whether in any relationship, we want to please the Lord in our desire & behaviour. So if the relationship is not to be, are we prepared to let go of it & believe that God has prevented it for some reason, having something else or something better for us? And in time, we may just see the Wisdom of God in all this, as to those who are indeed His precious children to whom He gives His best.
  • Dan on Micah 6:8 - 3 years ago
    It is OK too love a women but not touch her. Too desire her but not act
  • Rev Tim George on Micah 1:1 - 3 years ago
    The prophet Micah has to deliver the strong message of judgment as the poor people are being abused by the rich. The famous verse Micah 6:8 What does Yahweh demand of thee? to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before our God. This is the message that is needed today with the income inequality that is happening. May God bless the President to do just that in his administration. God bless America and may we come out of this Coronavirus pandemic a more blessed and thankful people as we prepare to celebrate the Holidays.
  • HABAKKUK - In Reply on Habakkuk 1 - 3 years ago
    he major theme of Habakkuk is trying to grow from a faith of perplexity and doubt to the height of absolute trust in God. Habakkuk addresses his concerns over the fact that God will use the Babylonian empire to execute judgment on Judah for their sins. Habakkuk openly questions the wisdom of God.

    This was Habakkuk's first complaint. It seemed to him that God was not answering his prayers to the wickedness and injustice he saw around him. ... Then he decided to make a covenant with the Lord and made sure he and the people would follow the commandments for the rest of his days as king.

    Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow's cause," ( Isaiah 1:17). "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" ( Micah 6:8)

    In the absence of knowing what to do about what is going on around us: we need to go to default settings. The paragraph at the bottom.

    God is not always going to explain things through a prophet or pastor. We have to find a similar situation in scripture.

    If your Bible does not have Center Page Reference columns (for deeper study); get one. Make sure it has the columns with tiny alphabet letters. Those scriptures in them point to other revelation about what you are studying.

    Part of "studying to show yourself approved unto God", means having the right equipment to get the answers you want.

  • Greg - In Reply on James 1 - 4 years ago
    Chris Solar Calendar

    Page 3

    The "Calendar week" is days 4 thru 3 while the "Creation week" is days 1 thru 7

    Sabbath days remain constant on the Enoch calendar in relation to the spring equinox; but they will rotate on the Gregorian calendar. We now have the privilege of these (Sacred) Books, look at ( Micah 6:8).

    Enoch lived 365 years (and possibly .242)

    The spring equinox is the great equalizer of the calendar and is the leap day that rectifies the calendar every year (day 365.242), look at (Ps. Ch. 19)

    March 20, 2019 (sunrise to sunrise) was the 365th day of the solar year (the day of the spring equinox), making March 21, 2019 the first day of the first month of the New Year (and the 4th day of the week)

    The 364 day Enoch solar calendar runs off the 365.242 day solar cycle

    When does the day start? Look at ( Gen 1:16, 18, 19:33, 34, Ex. 10:13, 16:22-27,

    We are specifically commanded to use the SUN as the sign for days, Sabbaths, months, years, Sabbaths of years, jubilees, and feasts, and for all seasons of the year.

    The LUNAR cycle for the year is 354 days

    The Enoch solar calendar is 364 days (+ 365th and day of spring equinox)

    The moon is to be for light upon the earth at night ( Gen. 1:14, Ps. 136:9, Jer. 31:35), for seasons ( Ps. 104:19), and for a witness to the covenant of David ( Ps. 89:37).

    The ONLY calendar that can reckon Daniel's 70 weeks is the Enoch calendar.

    A breakdown of the Enoch calendar

    1) 12 month, 30 day month, 360 days

    2) + 4 intercalary days (+ 1 occasional leap day) = 365 days

    3) 364 / 7 = 52

    4) Four intercalary days are to be lived but not reckoned, same with the occasional leap day.

    5) Intercalary day (day of remembrance) is inserted at the end of each 3 month cycle.

    6) 1st day of the 1st month is ALWAYS the day AFTER the spring equinox.

    7) 1st day of the 1st month ALWAYS resets to the 4th day of the week.

    8) Enoch lived 365 years.
  • S - In Reply on Genesis 1 - 4 years ago
    Micah 6:8

    "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

    John 14:6

    "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

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