Weekly Scripture Challenge

Weekly Scripture 3-26-2023


This comes from what book?____________________

__:__-__And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.

*I took a geology class one summer when I was in college and one of the things we learned in that class was that diamond was harder than glass. The professor decided to prove it to us by asking a couple of girls for their rings. They gave the rings to him and he quietly walked over to the window in the room and took the first ring and made a mark on the glass with the ring. He then took the second ring and touched it against the glass and then backed away (it did not leave a mark on the window) and he walked off and handed the rings back to the girls of which they came. The young lady that had the ring that did not make the mark wanted to know why. The professor had to reluctantly tell the young lady that what she had was not a real diamond. We don't know the trouble that the young man got into over that discovery that she made that day; but it does prove one thing. She discovered the diamond she had was a counterfeit. So, it is with Satan...he to is a counterfeit. He deceived David and convinced him to commit adultery with Bathsheba. He deceived Solomon to pursuit idolatry. He deceived John Mark to leave the Apostle Paul and go back home. All of these men were Godly men, but Satan fooled these men into thinking that what he had to offer was better than what God had to offer, but they bought a counterfeit. Satan can pull the wool over eyes too; he may tell us we can have one of his diamonds and it may shine and sparkle like the real thing, but in reality it is far from authentic. How can we tell when something is a fake? Take it to Christ for an appraisal. The Apostle John had something to say about those counterfeits in 1 John 4:1. We are not to believe every spirit, but to try them to see if they are of God. Friend watch out for phonies, Satan is a counterfeit. 

Weekly Scripture 3-19-2023

Answer: Acts 17:21

This comes from Acts

__:__(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

*Sounds quite a bit like the people of today does it not? People of the world are constantly looking for some new fad, some new religion, or a new way to God; but all of these things tend to come and go. They are here today and gone tomorrow, what is new today is old tomorrow, and there is nothing in this world that lasts. However, God is eternal, His Word and Salvation is everlasting, and his mercies are new every morning! There is no here today and gone tomorrow with God; with Jesus as your Savior you can receive his free gift of eternal life and you can have a relationship with Almighty God the Creator of the universe. People searching after vain things like something mankind has come up with as a way to God never hold and cannot hold. They are built on lies, and Romans 3:4 says: “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”. So, let the Word of God be true and realize that mankind will lie, but God never lies. His way is the only way.