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    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Answers From the Bible

Dec. 8, 2013

Each day brings questions for which we need answers. It matters not whether we are rich or poor, young or old, each of us encounters problems and situations that puzzle and sometimes confuse and frustrate us.

What should we do? How should we react? What can we believe?

The Bible can be your guide. Read it every day. Here are a few references that may help you.

Concerning Your Personal Life

Tired? Read Matthew 11:28,29.
Read Psalm 91.
Read Matthew 6:25-34.
Read Psalm 42.
Read Isaiah 40.
Read Ephesians 3:14-21.
Lonely or Fearful?
Read Psalm 27.

Concerning Others

Anxious for loved ones? Read Psalm 121 and Isaiah 49:25,26.
Angry with someone? Read Ephesians 4:31,32 and Colossians 3:8.
Jealous? Read Song of Solomon 8:6 and Matthew 20:1-16.
Feel rejected? Read Ephesians 1:3-14 and Hebrews 13:1-6.

Concerning Your Future

Taking a new job? Read Psalm 1.
Starting a new home? Read Ephesians 5:22,23 and 1 John 4:7-21.
Facing a crisis? Read Isaiah 55.
Planning your budget? Read Matthew 6:33 and Philippians 4:19.

Concerning Your Health

Sick? Read Psalm 103:1-5.
In pain? Read James 5:14-16.
Need healing? Read Exodus 15:26 and Deuteronomy 7:15.

Concerning Your Spiritual Life

Feeling inadequate? Read Matthew 28:20 and 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Lacking power? Read Zechariah 4:6; Acts 1:8; and Ephesians 5:18.
Need guidance? Read John 16:13; Romans 8:14; and Isaiah 30:21.

Concerning Faith

Tempted to do wrong? Read James 1:12-15 and 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Weak in faith? Read Romans 10:17 and Matthew 6:30.
Does God seem far away? Read Isaiah 41:10 and Hebrews 13:5.
Need forgiveness? Read Isaiah 55:7; Psalm 100:5; and Philemon.

Where to Find ...

The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5
The Shepherd Psalm: Psalm 23
The Christmas Story: Matthew 1,2 and Luke 2
The Easter Story: Matthew 26-28; Mark 14-16; Luke 22-24; and John 13-21
The Pentecost Story: Acts 2
The Beatitudes: Matthew 5:1-12
The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:5-15 and Luke 11:1-13
The Good Samaritan: Luke 10
The Prodigal Son: Luke 15
The Promise of Christ’s Return: John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; and 1 Thessalonians 4:16
The Last Judgment: Revelation 20:11-15.

Adapted from the July 17, 1983, Pentecostal Evangel.


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