1 Samual 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
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"and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn aside their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
2 Timothy 3:15-4:5
For every tree is known by its own fruit.
For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil.
For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
I have to throw this in here. Blogger has a tool that allows me to see what search phrases people use to find this site. Here is today's chart of search phrases. Check out the last line. I love to laugh!
PS - Note to the "webmistress" (if it's the same person I think it is) of the BGBC website: FYI - there's a tech glich with the "blog" section on my Apple computer. When clicking the "blog" link and then a blog title, the right side of the blog posts are cut off and covered by the right-side bar. With the lawsuit, I don't feel comfortable e-mailing, but I always appreciate it when someone tells me something is funky with my blog. :)