Pop Quiz

Today, at a campmeeting, service I was inspired by what the pastor said, and thought it would be a great blog for thedailylily.org. But it will require some HONEST participation! 🙂

WITHOUT RESEARCHING IT…does anyone know what scripture is in the very CENTER of the Bible?

Happy Home P. H. Church is holding campmeeting all week. Try to come out if you are in the area. They hold two services a day. Morning meetings start @11 am with lunch. Then a night meeting. I think you will love it.

21 thoughts on “Pop Quiz

  1. Wow! We have some great Bible students in class! You guys are close….. but no one has “hit the nail on the head yet.” 🙂

  2. It is actually verse 8, in Psalm 118. “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.” Interesting “center of the Bible” verse, wouldn’t you say??

  3. Needles! I love Bible quizzes. Amazing how the “HEART” of the Bible admonishes us to trust in the Lord rather than people. I think that is the true message of the whole of Scripture. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, lean not to your own understanding or to anyone else’s!!

  4. Such timely wisdom for us to follow. O, that we would just apply wisdom to our lives in times of great storms.

    The Apostle Paul writes how his coworker, Demas, left him because he love the present world more than working in the ministry. How our hearts have been broken so many times for those that have left the work of the church for love of the world. Wonder how many hearts I have broken? We should all take notice Paul calls him by name. No secret who he is. This heart scripture tells us what is best for us.

  5. Sara, that is true. Jesus said so. Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
    And My righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away and shrinks back.”
    (Luke 9:26) (Heb. 10:38)
    How sad when God greatly anoints someone to do a work in the Kingdom and to gain great spiritual reward with Jesus Christ in Heaven…and ugly, flashy flesh, addictions to puny products, wicked wares and tinsel-town trinkets, lure us away for a quick, phony-type pleasure that lasts only a moment in time.
    And all that’s left is eternity without Jesus Christ the Lover of our souls.
    Arise, we daughters of Zion for the Lord has DELIVERED US by His blood. Let us walk in that deliverance.

  6. Hey, Gary, could your guess be the shortest Psalm? Sure is a good one for us!
    Psalm 117
    1″ Praise the LORD, all you nations;
    extol him, all you peoples.
    2 For great is his love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
    Praise the LORD.”

    O yes, let us praise the Lord!

  7. I John 2 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

    Above we quote Paul saying Demas had left him for the present things of the world.”

    Wonder what this means in today’s world? Have we ever left the present love of the world? Do I even know the difference?

    I can easily say from afar I wished I lived closer to camp meeting I would go! But, would I? I don’t think many turned out for the teaching, preaching, worship or food? HUM! Very Busy People. I didn’t even know the answer to the pop quiz!

    Thanks, Needles, for bringing to our attention Camp-meetings, Bibical preaching and teachings are still happening. We all know about Irene trying to show her powerful self but little do we know about camp-meeting!

  8. Thinking about this: “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” makes me think about a comparison with my earthly father. Growing up I always thought I loved him and said that I did. He always had a lot of physically hard work to do because he took care of horses and they demanded a lot of care around the clock. Looking back, there were many times when I saw him drive a truck load of hay or feed to the barn that he would have to unload after he had already worked a long day elsewhere in another barn. Seems like all of a sudden I had a social event to go, a telephone call to make to a friend, some other ‘work’ to do or an errand to run. Where was the love for my father then? Guess my ‘world’ looked more alluring and that is where I ran to.

  9. And the pastor (at campmeeting) kept saying….”It’s not about where you are, in your storm, but where you are going…..your destiny.” Help us, Lord, to focus on You and not the world!

  10. Amen, amen, amen! Guess the heart of the Bible the Pastor gave us is awaken our dry crusty souls to find our refuge (protection, sanctuary, hiding place, safety) in Him. Not trust man regardless of whom the man is including my own fleshly self.

    The psalmist writes, it is the best thing to do….Thank you, Needles for going to camp meeting and feeding us food from the Pastor’s table….

  11. Oh …if only the focus we have on the world was for seeking out souls for Jesus Christ in the world. Sara said that they are all around us. That we just need to open our eyes and see them.
    I just want to be able to see them as Jesus sees them, struggling with wisdom that is NOT WORKING; seeking help from the worldly intellectual, often WORD-less community that is often short-sighted and less than spiritual; searching, crying out, begging for ways to heal the wounds, mend the relationships in their lives that no organization can do without the Lord Jesus Christ.
    I ask for the courage and humility; to humble myself a reach out with the greatest offering I can give another person(s); that is to tell them about Jesus Christ and His invitation to make Him Lord of their lives. To tell them about Holy Spirit’s wisdom and counsel and power in their lives. But first, they must see it in me. Help us, God. It’s getting late.

  12. “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop” (Luke 8:15, NIV)

    Persevering will produce a crop when the heart is good and noble that receives the Word of God as a seed. Persevering means to me dog it as hard as you can and you will have results.

  13. “Dogged – stubbornly unyielding; “dogged persistence”; “dour determination”; “the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics”; “a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it”- T.S.Eliot; “men tenacious of opinion”
    dour, pertinacious, unyielding, tenacious, persistent
    obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate – tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield.”___(Free Dictionary)
    Sara, I looked up the definition of your word “dog” as used above in your comment. And TS Eliot’s definition opened my eyes. “a mind not GIFTED to discover truth but TENACIOUS to hold it.” That may explain some of our problems in not being able to discover the truth when we see or hear it….maybe we regard it as opinion, or estimation or suggestion or suspicion, or culture or taste or style …but not see it as ‘the truth’ in certain instances and situations. Others, like you and many other of God’s prophets identify the truth (or lack thereof) immediately in a situation or circumstance and act accordingly.
    This is just an opinion concerning NOT DISCERNING the ‘truth’ or lack of it but once we know it and it has been exposed to us we see the truth (facts) of the situation and hold on to the efficacy of it and yield to it.

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