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So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. (2 Corinthians 5:9) What if you discovered (like the Pharisees did), that you had devoted your whole life to trying to please God, but all the while had been doing things that in God’s sight were abominations (Luke 16:14-15)?
God be praised for He is glorious!
For more information please see Hallelujah! Sentiment Analysis of the New Testament Here are the 40 hardest verses, excluding verses with negations which are not handled at this point by the algorithm. You can also see Hallelujah! Most positive New Testament verses from sentiment analysis v1
- II Corinthians 11:26: on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers;
- Jude 1:15: to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
- Revelation 8:13: Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!
- II Corinthians 1:6: If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.
- Acts 23:10: And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him away from among them by force and bring him into the barracks.
- James 4:9: Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
- II Peter 2:6: if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
- II Timothy 3:13: while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
- Matthew 5:22: But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, You fool! will be liable to the hell of fire.
- Matthew 11:21: Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
- Luke 14:21: So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.
- Mark 9:43: And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.
- Revelation 21:8: But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.
- Revelation 13:14: and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.
- I Corinthians 7:32: I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
- Luke 3:7: He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
- Acts 25:21: But when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of the emperor, I ordered him to be held until I could send him to Caesar.
- Luke 7:24: When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
- Revelation 11:14: The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
- Romans 1:29: They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
- Luke 12:5: But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
- Matthew 21:41: They said to him, He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.
- Revelation 9:12: The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
- Jude 1:23: save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
- Matthew 8:6: Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.
- Matthew 2:15: and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, Out of Egypt I called my son.
- II Corinthians 7:10: For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
- Revelation 18:15: The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,
- Luke 1:22: And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute.
- John 18:40: They cried out again, Not this man, but Barabbas! Now Barabbas was a robber.
- II Corinthians 6:4: but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,
- Luke 10:30: Jesus replied, A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.
- Galatians 4:19: my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!
- James 1:27: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
- Romans 8:35: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
- Revelation 18:10: They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, Alas! Alas! You great city,
- Matthew 23:33: You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?
- II Corinthians 12:10: For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
- Matthew 23:15: Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
- Matthew 11:7: As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Praise Jesus, also a rather well selected list of verses in my opinion all glory to God, it is quite a list of hard verses to process. I did not want to call it negative because all the Bible is positive especially for those who love God, just some things are a bit hard to work through, though they can often times be what is most needed for our growth too. Alright if you have any question put them in comments and i hope to upload a project with source code to how these were produced hopefully by the weeks end. The name of the Lord be praised Jesus Christ is coming soon!
God be praised, on today’s Daily Audio Bible reading in 2nd Samuel, after the tragic account of David’s actions, we read the tragic result of the death of their child in 2 Samuel 12:14-31. David certainly seems to have fasted eagerly when his son was alive, but particularly regarding this section what do you think we can gather about fasting or praying for the dead?
17 The elders of his household stood beside him in order to raise him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat food with them. 18 Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to our voice. How then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm!” 19 But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.” 20 So David arose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he came into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he came to his own house, and when he requested, they set food before him and he ate. 21 Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? While the child was alive, you fasted and wept; but when the child died, you arose and ate food.” 22 He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious to me, that the child may live.’ 23 “But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.” NET Bible
It seems evident to me we are not to pray for the dead nor waste our efforts on them once departed except for amazing cases like Lazarus, but clearly not for their deceased state nor eternal outcome. God guide us all and bless you in Jesus name.
Featured image from http://actsapologist.blogspot.com/2015/10/praying-for-dead.html http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9y5e2m73k5U/VbQT3WKRaUI/AAAAAAAAAy8/mIVP5e6BXu8/s400/PrayForDead01.png an article that I am glad it clarified that the prayers are usually not for their eternal outcome however i am in disagreement with it. From above and the rest of Scripture, praying even their deceased state seems to not be an expedient thing to pray for and i do not trust in visions nor tradition to go against how i see that Scripture has laid things out though i am thankful where these help in understanding Scripture at times. I agree instead with the logic presented in this article https://www.gotquestions.org/praying-for-the-dead.html . God guide us and bless you in Jesus name
In this lab, Pastor John reminds us of the great irony of life: those who love their lives will lose it forever, while those who lose their lives for Christ will gain it. Ground This is one of the richest relationships in the Bible. A ground gives support or a reason for another statement.