Happy Father’s Day from Bible or Not

Bible or Not would like to wish all of the father’s out there a happy Father’s Day! We would also like to thank our Heavenly Father for all that he does in our lives and pray that our readers have been equally or more blessed.

Here you can find a list of Father’s Day Bible verses. God bless and enjoy the day!

Bible Bread Recipes? The Wisdom of the Bible

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A fitness and nutrition trainer had recommended to my wife a more healthy bread called Ezekiel bread. The trainer is not religious, he is just very much about how regular exercise and a healthy diet can contribute to a good life.  So I went to the grocery store to find the bread, really not having a clue about it. Upon finding it I immediately had to look up Ezekiel 4:9.

“Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the 390 days you lie on your side.” – Ezekiel 4:9 NIV

If you like whole wheat and grain breads, this is actually very good. I had also found this natural foods company had another bread product called Genesis 1:29. As expected, this natural bread is made from seeds and grains.

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” – Genesis 1:29 KJV

There are many other dietary guidelines we find in the scriptures, from the Law of Moses (the origin of kosher practices) to Daniel and his companions eating a vegetarian diet (Daniel 1:11-16) to Paul’s advice to Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach (1 Timothy 5:23).

So what’s the point? The Bible is full of great wisdom, not only for our spiritual welfare, but also for our natural well-being. By our nature, we tend to think natural before spiritual, and if you approach the Bible that way, you will find that you can trust the natural wisdom we find there – in this example, the bread and foods they ate were very nutritious. And if you can trust the natural wisdom of the Bible, then surely you can trust the spiritual wisdom of the Bible.

The Bible is reliable to guide us in all aspects of life, both naturally and spiritually. And if we believe this, then we can know God, and find salvation through Jesus Christ.

It is Hard to Fill a Cup Already Full

When Jesus started His ministry he selected disciples who were men who had faith in God, and were looking forward to the coming Messiah, but they were not religious men. They were mostly fishermen, one was a tax collector and the others are assumed to have been tradesmen. Why would Jesus choose such men as His Apostles?

“It is hard to fill a cup that is already full.” – Avatar, 2009

Today’s quote is a movie quote, not a Bible quote, but it still encapsulates a wise truth about teaching and learning. For someone to learn, they must be open and have room for new knowledge and ideas, or the teaching is in vain. And of course, Jesus knew this very well.

When Jesus was teaching His disciples, on one occasion in the Bible, he made reference to filling wine skins with new wine.

“No one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled ” – Luke 5:37

Here is the full context: “Then He spoke a parable to them: ‘No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.’” – Luke 5:36-38 NKJV

This universal concept is simple and true: you cannot learn if you are not open to learning, and you cannot teach someone who is not willing to unlearn that which they already know. If you are truly open to learning, you must be willing to admit that one of these two things may be true: 1) your knowledge is incomplete; or 2) your knowledge is incorrect. Otherwise, your cup is already full and there is no room to put in the new wine.