Thursday, July 17, 2008

Scriptures that Make One Sit in Wonder


The following is a list of Scriptures that truly make me shudder, lead me to worship, grip me with fear, make me laugh, humble me, and cause me to shout for joy. Take a minute to read them and see if they don’t make you feel small. Let's start with Elisha's prayer that spiritually opened the eyes of his servant so that he could see the army of angels that were protecting them. Nothing like a glimpse into the spirit world to make one start thinking...and then there's the terrifying statement that started the whole Job situation. I'll just let you read from here. A night photo of the church where I serve is on the right.

16 "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 17 And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. - 2 Kings 6:16-17

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8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? - Job 1:8
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5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. – Genesis 6:5
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28 Then the LORD opened the donkey's mouth, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?"
29 Balaam answered the donkey, "You have made a fool of me! If I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now."

30 The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?" "No," he said. - Numbers 22:28-30

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21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. - 2 Corinthians 5:21

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"You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain,
and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth." - Revelation 5:9-10

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27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. - Acts 4:27-28
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9 Peter said to her, "How could you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also." 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. -Acts 5:9-10
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23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. - Acts 12:23
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6 For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

7 The LORD did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. 8 But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your forefathers that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. - Deuteronomy 7:6-9

3 comments:

kitty<3 said...
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Rick said...

This one always encourages me...

Philippians 1.6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Aaron Cline Hanbury said...

Eric, This is Aaron Hanbury. Good to see you blogging. I glanced around your site--good stuff.
I invite you to checkout my blog (AaronCHanbury.blogspot.com). I spend most of my site reviewing books which I think are relevant to our confessing evangelical community. See you soon!