Keith posted:Keith posted:ksazma posted:
I am glad that you brought it back to it all being inspired by God and you ended with 2 Timothy, 3:16-17. Now my friend, please explain the story about Samson meeting a whore on the road to Gaza and had sex with her. We also have the story of Judah having sex with his daughter-in-law on the roadside. Please explain how 2 Timothy, 3:16-17 applies to these two instances. There are many more but I don't care to add them.
Will address later busy at the moment unlike you I've a job I get paid to do all the best.
The simple explanation I can offer you is despise man's short coming God still find a way to used man to edify others in their short coming and to bring forth his purpose and plan. King David, the man after God's own heart, was a murdering adulterer. Abraham, the father of nations, lived a lie using his wife as a pawn to save his own skin. Peter denied Jesus cursing the One who loved him most. Did you know in Jesus linage the woman Rahab was a prostitute?
The list goes on and on of men and women who loved God, men who were greatly used by God almost driven to the ground by their weaknesses. Yet, God was always there saying, "I called you; I will be with you! I will take away the evil of your heart! I will accomplish my will, regardless!"
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:25.
When I Say Weakness, I Do Not Mean Sensuality. God does not use people weak in righteousness. A man's weakness can lead him into adultery, gambling, drinking and all kinds of indulgences. God is not referring to that kind of weakness. When He calls the base, He is not referring to the wicked.
The weakness God speaks about is our human inability to obey His commandments in our own strength. God calls us to a life of holiness and separation. He tells us we can be free from the bondage of sin. He Word promises freedom from sin's power, as well as forgiveness. God's Word comes to us with some impossible challenges "Resist the devil. Walk in the Spirit. Come out from among them. Do not commit adultery. Love your enemies. Enter into rest. Leave behind all your fears. Put down your lustful desires. Let not sin have dominion over you. As He was in this world so be ye. Overcome self, pride and envy. Sin not!"
Have a great weekend. Peace and Love.
Unfortunately, the Bible did not mention lessons taught or learned from those two passages cited.