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8 Bible Verses about Competence
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By ourselves we are not qualified to claim that anything comes from us. Rather, our credentials come from God,
My son, do not let wisdom leave your sight. Carefully observe sound judgment and discernment, and they will be life to you and a graceful ornament for your neck. Then you will travel safely on your way, and your foot will not stumble.read more.
When you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be pleasant. Do not be afraid of sudden disaster, or the devastation that comes to the wicked. Indeed, the LORD will be your confidence, and he will keep your foot from being caught. Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come back. I will pay you tomorrow," when you have cash with you. Do not plan to harm your neighbor, when he is living peacefully beside you. Do not bring a lawsuit against a person for no reason, when he has done you no harm. Do not envy a violent man, and do not emulate his lifestyle. Indeed, a perverse man is utterly disgusting to the LORD, but he takes the upright into his confidence. The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Though God scoffs at scoffers, he gives grace to the humble. The wise will inherit honor, but he holds fools up for ridicule.
When Sanballat heard that we were reconstructing the wall, he flew into a rage, became indignant, and mocked the Jews. He addressed his allies and the Samaritan officials, saying "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Are they intending to rebuild it by themselves? Do they intend to offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a single day? Can they make stones from this burned out rubble?" Tobiah the Ammonite stood to the side, commenting, "If a fox were to jump onto what they're building, it would collapse their stone wall!"
Such is the confidence that we have in God through the Messiah. By ourselves we are not qualified to claim that anything comes from us. Rather, our credentials come from God,
Now may the God of peace, who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good to do his will, accomplishing in us what pleases him through Jesus, the Messiah. To him be glory forever and ever! Amen.
Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.
Train a child in the way appropriate for him, and when he becomes older, he will not turn from it.