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What Bible verses does the current health and economic crises indicate?
In response to new restrictions by country and state leaders, what are human rights?
 

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Haven't really thought about it that much Bill. What's your take on certain verses that you believe may be indicative of these trying times?

My personal thoughts are that while the coronavirus deaths are tragic a lot of those people were in poor health to begin with and possibly would succumb to some other illness or disease. To me, it's about the government exercising power and control over the masses.

Yes, some deaths were prevented by the restrictions but not in a way that is proportionate to the harm that it has caused, some of it irreparable. The mantra seems to be "Save a life - destroy a family". The true devastation in the US will soon be apparent, in broken families, homelessness, alcoholism, hunger, suicide, etc.

Some will abandon all hope to even get back the little they did have before the government took it all away.

That's the real crisis.
 
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I agree with you. Check my
daily ministry for God https://www.facebook.com/BibleloverBill

I mostly share against fear with the following:


F -- fear not

A -- assurance from God's Word

I -- in God's Love

T -- trust in God and the Bible

H -- holiness with Holy Spirit and Bible help




P -- power from Heaven

R-- ruled/guided by the Agapè Love of God and His Word

A-- attentive to the Holy Spirit

Y-- yearning for God's Truths and repentance to righteousness by many

E-- earnest to be righteous and compassionate

R-- ready for the return of the Messiah and His deliverance for believers



C -- Christ-likeness and confessing wrongs and sins is needed before repentance can be done

H-- Holy Spirit help is needed most of the time

A-- attitudes and actions

N-- needs that God's Word says are

G-- good works doing (Ephesians 2:10)

E -- Eternal Truths should be frequently thought about, lived, and shared everywhere we go



C -- commitment to God's Truths

O -- obedience to the Holy Spirit

U -- understanding God's desires

R -- revival spiritually

A -- attentiveness for opportunities to be compassionate

G -- gratefulness to God, especially for His protection

E -- enduring in faith of God
 
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And promote this thinking:
Philippians 4:4-8

4 Rejoice in the Lord always.

I will say it again: Rejoice!

5 Let your gentleness be evident to all.

The Lord is near.

6 Do not be anxious about anything,

but in everything,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God,

which surpasses all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers [and sisters],

whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is just,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever things are of good report--

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--

meditate about such things.


Bible Study Tool of Psalm 37

(compiled and formatted by Bill Stevenson)



Introduction: This is my favorite Psalm because after every upset in my life, remembering the basic commands in it have helped me to recover to right thinking as Philippians 4:6-8 and Jude 20-23 as I waited for Romans 8:29 blessings. For this study, I used the King James Version software and I slightly modernized the verses. Also, this study is for females too, I have inserted “or she”, “or her” and other female alternatives in the appropriate verses. I slightly modernized the verses I used. The indentations are for good and logical reasons too. Try to determine why. Finally divine promises and conditions are indicated. The bolded “P”s mean promises and the bolded “C”s mean conditions. The bolded number following each indicates the count. The condition could be just one word, like “upright” or “righteous”.



1 A Psalm of David.

Fret not yourself because of evildoers,

neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass and wither as the green herb. P1

3 Trust in The Lord, and do good; C1 & 2

so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed. P2

4 Delight yourself also in The Lord, C3

and He shall give you the desires of your heart. P3

5 Commit your way unto The Lord; C4

trust also in Him; C5

and He shall bring it to pass. P4

6 And He shall bring forth

your righteousness C6 as the light, P5

and your judgment as the noonday. P6

7 Rest in The Lord, and wait patiently for Him;

fret not yourself because of him (or her) who prospers in his (or her) way,

because of the man (or woman) who brings wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; C7

fret not yourself in any wise to do evil. C8

9 For evildoers shall be cut off; P7

but those that wait upon The Lord,

they shall inherit the Earth. P8

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked C9 shall not be, P9

you shall diligently consider his (or her) place C10 and it shall not be.

11 But the meek C11 shall inherit the Earth; P10

and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. P11

12 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes upon him (or her) with his (or her) teeth. C12

13 The Lord shall laugh at him (or her), for he sees that his (or her) day is coming. P12

14 The wicked

have drawn out the sword,

and have bent their bow,

to cast down the poor and needy,

and to slay such as be of upright life. C13

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart,

and their bows shall be broken. P13

16 A little that a righteous man (or woman) has is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken;

but The Lord upholds the righteous C14. P14

18 The Lord knows the days of the upright C15; and their inheritance shall be for ever P15.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time; P16

and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. P17

20 But the wicked C16 shall perish P18,

and the enemies of The Lord C17 shall be as the fat of lambs P19;

they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away P20.

21 The wicked borrows and pays not again.

but the righteous shows mercy and gives. C18

22 For such as be blessed of Him shall inherit the Earth; P21

and they who be cursed of Him shall be cut off. P22

23 The steps of a good C19 man (or woman) are ordered by The Lord;

and He delights in his (or her) way. P23

24 though he (or she) fall, he (or her)shall not be utterly cast down, P24

for The Lord upholds him his (or her) with His hand. P25

25 I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous C20

forsaken,

nor his (or her) seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lends;

and his (or her) seed is blessed. P26

27 Depart from evil, and do good; C21

and dwell for evermore. P27

28 For The Lord loves judgment, and forsakes not His Saints; P28

they are preserved for ever; P29

but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. P30

29 The righteous C22 shall inherit the land P31, and dwell therein for ever P32.

30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,

and his (or her) tongue talks of judgment.

31 The Law of his God is in his (or her) heart; C23

none of his (or her) steps shall slide. P33

32 The wicked watches the righteous C24, and seeks to slay him (or her).

33 The Lord will not leave him (or her) in his (or her) hand, P34

nor condemn him (or her) when he (or she) is judged. P35

34 Wait on The Lord C25, and keep His way C26,

and He shall exalt you to inherit the land. P36

When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. P37

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.

36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not:

yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

37 Mark the perfect C27 man (or woman), and behold the upright C28;

for the end of that man (or woman) is peace. P38

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; P39

the end of the wicked shall be cut off. P40

39 But the salvation of the righteous C29 is of The Lord; P41

He is their strength in the time of trouble. P42

40 And The Lord shall help them and deliver them P43:

He shall

deliver them from the wicked, P44

and save them, P45

because they trust in Him. C30