They're really nice aren't they? I find I need one every once in awhile. Recently I deleted my facebook account, but found I really missed the fellowship of my TO friends! So I rejoined. My handle there is the same as my blog, so go find me if you like!
The verse I posted above is a verse that is new to me....and hadn't realized (I have no idea why!) that word battles about Torah were wrong. I would have people challenging something I posted on facebook and I always got caught up in the fight, in the desire to be "right"...it's not worth it. I can only read Scripture and obey. Others can (if they want to) learn from me by example, keeping in mind I'm human!! I will try to spread the Word of God where ever I go because there are so many that are struggling to find meaning in life! I MUST encourage them to seek God! But to argue with other Believers is pointless and not godly! Scripture speaks for itself. I try so hard not to read it with man's doctrine in my head but because I was raised in it, it's hard to unlearn! I am a work in process....we ALL are! I hope you will be blessed by the things I post, whether my own thoughts or others that I wish to share with you!
II Timothy 2:11 Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. 12 If we persevere, we will also rule with him If we disown him, he will also disown us. 13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 14 Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before the Lord not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a catastrophe for the hearers! 15 Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth. 16 But keep away from godless babbling, for those who engage in it will only become more ungodly, 17 and their teaching will eat away at people like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are among these; 18 they have missed the mark, as far as the truth is concerned, by saying that our resurrection has already taken place; and they are overturning some people's faith. 19 Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, stamped with these words: "The Lord knows his own," and, "Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord stand apart from wrongdoing." CJB