Happy Sunday!! We are linking up with this sweet little homesteader over at Prairie Gal Cooking and My Life Abundant today. We are going to be co-hosting a devotional style link up with her on Sundays!! Fun!!
Enjoy your families today and check out my take on Matthew 19:26
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
You’ve been there…I’m sure you have. You’re standing there listing to someone quote a Bible verse to support their cause or justify their behavior.
You might think one of a few ways:
(From the Princess Bride) This verse…I do not think it means what you think it means.
Nope! Out of context! BLASPHEMER! (dramatically overplayed)
Hmmmmmmmmmmm….something isn’t right here.
There are a ton of misused verses out there….most of the time people aren’t even quoting the verses, but just paraphrasing. TOTALLY AWKWARD! I know, I’ve been there, quoting some verse out of context. I’ve been corrected. I’ve been rebuked. I’ve researched and checked my Bible facts. I’ve even made my apologies….but it still happens…people quote scripture out of context ALL.THE.TIME!
“Judge not!” Often proclaimed by the habitual sinner (Christians are called to judge whether or not someone is a Christian by their behavior.) Check out this post for more info.
“There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus” Boldly proclaimed by the “Christian” who knows his Bible a little better though still using this verse to excuse his/her sinful behavior. Conveniently leaving off the later part of the verse which proclaims this to be true for those who are walking according to the Spirit and NOT ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, makes the argument compelling.
But one of my all-time favorite misquoted scriptures is the ol’ “all things are possible with God.”
Let’s get a few things straight here…You can do anything you want anytime…It’s called free will. You can sin and make poor choices and pursue non biblical lifestyles and even have success at it.
With God all things ARE possible!!!
14 Things that are possible with God, but we prefer not to talk about them:
It is possible to:
- Stop yelling at your children
- Live joyfully
- Stay married even when it sucks and you are unhappy
- Live with chronic pain or illness
- Walk in righteousness
- Let go of habitual sin
- Be single and content
- Have as many children as God allows (whether it be zero or 15)
- Let go of bitterness
- Forgive those who have hurt you.
- Memorize scripture
- Make dinner for another family
- Be on time
So, I beg of you take a little time out today and go read Matthew 19. At the end of a chapter on how married people should not be separated by man, celibacy, children and intentional poverty, God tells us all things are possible with Him.
This is a good read too.
Here are the few rules we have for the link-up:
- The link-up starts early Sunday morning (exact time varies a little!) and ends Friday at noon.
- This is a Christian link-up. All posts are required to be family friendly!
- There is no limit on the number of posts you share.
- This isn’t a requirement, but it’d sure be nice if ya clicked on a few other links and left a comment! (Most bloggers will return the favor!)
- We will be giving away a entire FREE WEEK of advertising on PGC each week, all you have to do is add two links!
- By linking up you’re giving PGC and The Mom I Want to Be permission to use a picture in your post and link back to your site.
- And lastly, please follow Prairie Gal Cookin’ and The Mom I Want to Be on social media to see which of your posts get shared and featured, as well as to get updates on the latest link-ups!
So let’s get onto the link-up!