Truth, Understanding, Insight

101 Reasons why I trust the God of the Bible

19th January 2022, hej


7) 60 Brutal honesty to Good Health

60: Israel Brutal honesty in multiple failures

The Bible has an honesty and frankness no other nation's history has. It records the many and extraoridary failures of the Jews nationally and of their kings individually. There are 20 records that say that the people or king 'did evil'. The condemnation begins in Judges and continues until Isaiah.

The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: (Judges 2:11)
Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. (1Kings 11:6)
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. (Isaiah 66:4)

What other nation has so many failures recorded and yet the records are still preserved?

The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 7:7-8)

61.The wisdom of the Sabbath

Many stars of the world are now speaking of the wisdom of the Sabbath, as they turn off Social Media, but the truly great wisdom belongs more with the context of the ancient world where the rest of the 7th day given to servants (or slaves) and the animals. It is strange we do not hear the modern world heap praise on God for this wonderful law of consideration and care!

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. (Deuteronomy 5:14-15)

62. Instruction manual for a Good Life

Even atheists like the Judeo-Christian system, for the good patterns of life. There is one astounding statsistic that ought to put a life within Bible values high on that of a happy society- that of domestic violence

US Professor Christopher Ellison found men who often go to church were 72 per cent less likely to abuse their partners than were men who never went, adding: ?Religious involvement, specifically church attendance, protects against domestic violence.? New Zealand Professor David Fergusson was clear: Christianity saves women. Tracy summed up his findings: ?11.2 per cent of husbands who never attended church assaulted their wives. But only 2.2 per cent of husbands who attended church at least monthly assaulted their wives, while 6.2 per cent of husbands who attended church sporadically assaulted their wives.? Bolt)

A Song of degrees. Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. (Psa 128:1-4)

63. Design Manual for Happiness

Social cohesion ? knowing people over a good range of ages handing down of wisdom help and co operation.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: (Psa 146:5)

64. Cleanliness and Health

65. Rightness of separation of diseased

The way given to Moses for the Jews to walk in was wise in relationship to dealing with contagious disease. Even today immunisation, apart from chance of side efects is not always effective. Separation and isolation of those who come in contact, is the only way. Also that those who touch anything dead must wash.