I see Pharisees! Part 3

What Bible version you read makes a difference. Check out one scripture.

NKJV “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” KJV

NIV “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

New Living Translation

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”

2 Corinthians 9:7-9

GOD’S WORD Translation

“Each of you should give whatever you have decided. You shouldn’t be sorry that you gave or feel forced to give, since God loves a cheerful giver. Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then, when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things. Scripture says,

“The person with God’s approval gives freely to the poor. The things he does with God’s approval continue forever.”

Message 8-11 “God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear out.

This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God.

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” –John 8:36 (NKJV) Free from what? Free from the law of sin and death.

What about the one that will not believe?

Well, that one is already condemned because he did not believe in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18

God’s word also tells what Jesus and the Apostle Paul had to say about the law.

Paul: Romans 7:7 “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.”

Mark 7:5-9 “Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”

Jesus: “He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:

‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me,

teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do. All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.

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