Month: June 2018

Silicon Valley Health Institute – Smart Life Forum – Silicon Valley Health Institute

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The joy of the Lord and the strength of the Lord

Learning From God's Word

“Sing for joy to God our strength” (Psalm 81:4); “The joy of the Lord your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).

Where does our joy come from? Where does our strength come from? Our joy comes from the Lord. Our strength comes from the Lord.  It’s not really our joy and our strength. It’s the joy of the Lord. It’s the strength of the Lord. Everything good in us comes from Him. He puts it into our hearts. We come to Him with our sadness. He gives us His joy. We come to Him in our weakness. He gives us His strength.

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Are you looking for Christianity, or confirmation?


When we read the Bible, we often are not reading it to learn what Christianity says about the world, but are reading it to find support for what we already believe. I have not only seen this in others I have caught myself doing it as well.

Recently I shared several Bible verses with someone, who was taking Matthew 7:1 out of context. Those verses should have been more than enough to prove what he was doing, but instead of looking for answers he looked for confirmation. His preexisting ideas and need to vindicate the person in question led him to read

John 7:24 King James Version (KJV)
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

as if it backed up the Judge not verse.

Everyone is guilty of confirmation bias at some point in their lives, but we need to be careful. Trying to confirm our own…

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