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Celebrity

It seems everyone is obsessed with celebrity. Some people will do anything, no matter how degrading, to become one, and some people want to hear about celebrities constantly. No matter where you go, there are blogs, TV shows, newspapers, web sites and magazines dedicated to endlessly talking about celebrities. So what does the Bible say about celebrity?

First, you should not seek fame by doing scandalous deeds. Joshua is famous, but because the Lord is with him, and he is brave. (Joshua 6:27). Solomon was famous for his compassion and wisdom. (1 Kings 4: 29 - 34).

But even better than celebrity is humility. Matthew 23:12 records the words of Jesus: “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” God is not impressed with fame. He is impressed by those who are humble and who know that alone they can accomplish nothing, that all things come through God. 1 Corinthians 1:26 - 31

   
What does the Bible say about times I feel unloved, worried, etc?

When You Feel...(Part II)

For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has positive
answers. When you feel:

*…you can't manage, God says: I will supply all your needs (Phil. 4:19)
*…afraid, God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Tim. 1:7)
*…worried and frustrated, God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Pet. 5:7)
*…too tired to go on, God says: I will give you rest (Matt. 11:28-30)
*…you're not smart enough, God says: I give you wisdom (I Cor.1:30)
*…alone, God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Heb.13:5)
*…you can't forgive yourself, God says: I FORGIVE YOU (I Jn. 1:9; Rom. 8:1)

(adapted from an e-mail forward)

   
What verses will help during distress and trouble?

Distress

These Bible verses can help during times of distress and trouble:

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Cor. 4:8-9

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. Psalm 138:7

   
How can I have confidence?

Confidence

Read these Bible verses when you need confidence:

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philip. 1:6

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Zech. 4:6b

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Ephes. 3:12

   
I need verses on beauty or beautiful?

Beauty- *Beautiful* Verses

HERE ARE SOME "BEAUTIFUL" VERSES:

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Matthew 23:27

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:3

   
How can I face death?

Death--Illustration on Death

A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."

"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side of which came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing...I know my Master is there and that is enough." --Unknown

   
How can I have eternal beauty?

Beauty

Our culture is obsessed with physical beauty -- a temporal thing at best -- but true beauty comes from the inside. How can we get that beauty that will never fade?

"The Bible emphasizes the eternal over the temporal, and the spiritual more than the physical." writes Dr. David Jeremiah in Turning Points Magazine & Devotional. "It's a good practice, then, to spend more time gazing into the mirror of God's Word (James 1:23) than into the bathroom mirror. It's important to spend more time reading the Bible than thumbing through glamour magazines or mail-order catalogs. The world is passing away, but whoever does the will of God endures forever."

"Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." Col. 3:2

   
What does the Bible say about being deaf?

Deaf--Hearing Impaired

Here's what God says about the deaf:

And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord? Exodus 4:11

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:14

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. Isaiah 29:18

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Isaiah 35:5

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. Matthew 11:5

   
I need patience -- How can I be more patient?

Patience

Tame your impatience by practicing these:

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalm 37:7

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Eccles. 7:8-9

   
What does the Bible say about believing in Jesus Christ?

Belief

Scriptures on Believing in Christ:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: John 1:12

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. John 6:47

   
What are some Bible verses on fear?

Fear

Scriptures For When You Are Afraid:

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Psalm 27:1

   
How can I muster up more courage?

Courage, Strength

Take courage from these Bible verses:

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Ps. 27:14

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philip. 4:13

See also Philip. 4:6-8; Isa. 40:10,31; 43:2; Ps. 21:24; I Pet. 4:12,13; Deut. 33:27

   
What does the Bible say about anger?

ANGER

Scripture on ANGER:

* Eccles. 7:9, "Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools."
* Col. 3:21, "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
* Ephes. 4:26, "Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:"
* Ephes. 4:31-32, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

See also: Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 30:5; 37:8; 145:8; Proverbs 14:17; 15:1,14; 16:32; 19:11; 21:19; 22:24-25; 25:21-22; 27:4; 29:22; Eccles. 7:9; Matthew 5:22; Romans 12:19-21; Colossians 3:8; James 1:19

   
How can I find comfort for when my faith is tried?

Faith When Tried

Finding Comfort When Your Faith is Tried:

Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:6-9

   
How can I keep from worrying about money and financial problems?

Finances, Money

When you worry about finances, read what Jesus said:

"Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:31-33

   
What does the Bible say about blindness?

Blind--(The Physically Blind)

What the Bible says about physical blindness:

And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord? Exodus 4:11

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:14

And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. Isaiah 29:18

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Isaiah 35:5

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. Matthew 11:5

   
What does the Bible say about adultery, adultry?

Adultery

Scripture on Adultery

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Matthew 5:27-28

"And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery." Matthew 19:9

"And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery." Mark 10:11-12

   
How can I find comfort in grief?

Grief

Grief
Verses of comfort after losing a saved loved one:

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 15:55-57

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1 Thes. 4:13-14

   
What does the Bible say about baptism?

Baptism

Scripture on BAPTISM:

* Matthew 3:16-17, "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
* Acts 2:41, "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls."
* Acts 8:36-38, "And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."

See also: Gal. 3:26-29; Matt. 3:7; 20:23; Mark 1:4; Luke 12:50; Acts 1:5, 22; 2:38; 8:12; 18:8, 25; 10:47-48; Ephes. 4:4-7 ; Romans 6:1-5; 1 Cor. 12:13 ; Col. 2:12; I Peter 3:21

   
How can I get over being spiritually cold?

Coldness (Spiritually)

When we get cold spiritually, God is anxious to restore our joy:

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Rev. 2:4

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

   
What does God think of gossip?

Gossip

The Bible doesn't use the word "gossip." Rather, it refers to gossip as talebearing, backbiting, etc. Here is what God thinks of gossip:

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:16

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Proverbs 18:8

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Proverbs 20:19

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Psalm 52:2

   
I need help with difficulties and distress in my life?

Difficulties

Here are good verses to read during difficulties:

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1

See also Nah. 1:7; II Cor. 4:8-9; Isa. 43:2; Ps. 138:7; II Cor. 1:3-4; Rom. 8:28; Heb. 4:15-16

   
How can I stop gossip?

Backbiting, Talebearing (Gossip)

What the Bible says about Backbiting, Talebearing, (Gossip)etc.:

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. Proverbs 26:20

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Psalm 34:13

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. Proverbs 11:13

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. Proverbs 25:23

   
How can I have peace during trials?

Peace in Trials

As humans, we find it hard to hand over bad situations and our own will to God, but when we do we find sweet peace for however God chooses to answer our prayer -- yes, no, or wait. God assures His children that He will never forsake them. There may be times you FEEL God has forsaken you, but He hasn`t! When you look back to see God's hand in a trial you have gone through, you will gain confidence to trust Him sooner when the next one comes.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

   
What are some Bible verses to help during emotional stress?

Emotional Stress

Scriptures for Emotional Stress:

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16

   
What can I overcome worry?

Worry

A sure cure for worry:

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philip. 4:6-7

See also Isa. 41:10, 43:2, 50:7; Psalm 30:5, 147:3; Philip. 4:8; Rom. 8:38, 39

   
How can I increase my faith?

Faith

To increase your faith, read scripture.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

(Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 1 Thes. 5:24

See also Mark 11:22-24; Ps. 18:30; II Pet. 3:9; I Pet. 4:12; Isa. 55:10-11; 59:1

   
How can I have mental peace of mind?

Mental Peace

Comfort for a troubled mind:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philip. 4:6-7

   
What is a good verse to turn to when I need grace and patience?

Grace, Patience

The Apostle Paul had learned about grace and patience when he penned this scripture:

For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 2 Cor. 12:8-10

   
What is a verse on trials and testings?

Testings, Trials

Life is composed of sorrows, trials, joy, happiness and other variants. During the hard times, our human sight is limited. We only see the separate, unsightly bits of thread underneath our "Tapestry of Life." But as Christians, we know we can trust our Heavenly Father who is weaving the finished product into a beautiful work of art.

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ`s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:12-13

   
What does the bible say about grief or grieving?

Grief--More on Grieving

David's prayer when grieved:
Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. Psalm 31:9-10

Jesus Christ knew about grief:
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Isaiah 53:3,10

Other verses on grief:
But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. Lament. 3:32,33

For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 1 Peter 2:19

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephes. 4:30

   

Charity

Sometimes Christians forget that we are called on to be compassionate and generous. They see someone in trouble, homeless, poor, asking for money or other kinds of help and think, "Not my problem." People can make many kinds of excuses to justify turning a blind eye to others: they asked for it, it's their own fault, I don't want to help those kinds of people, if I help it will just encourage them to be lazy. But is this the attitude the God asks of us? In 1 John 3:10, the Bible clearly says,

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

Think this doesn't apply to beggars, the homeless, people on welfare, charity? Think again. 1 John 3: 17-18

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

   

Final Destination

Christians often read the books of Paul or others in the New Testament which speak of "despising the world" and "being in the world, but not of it" and think that this means everything on this earth is bad. This, however, is not true. Some things are bad. Many selfish and immoral attitudes, customs, and behaviors are bad. But if we remember Genesis, when God made the world, the animals, the birds, the waters, He pronounced them good. We need to take care of our natural resources. We can enjoy God's creation. However, we must always remember that this earth is not our final destination. As Christians, everything we do should be with an eye turned toward reaching heaven, our real home.

   
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