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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Isaiah 57:14

He said,
“Build it up, build it up, prepare the way,
remove every obstacle from My people’s way.”

Jeremiah 6:21

Therefore, this is what the Lord says:
I am going to place stumbling blocks before these people;
fathers and sons together will stumble over them;
friends and neighbors will also perish.

Micah 2:13

One who breaks open the way
will advance before them;
they will break out, pass through the gate,
and leave by it.
Their King will pass through before them,
the Lord as their leader.

1 Corinthians 8:12

Now when you sin like this against the brothers and wound their weak conscience, you are sinning against Christ.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it permanently.

Zechariah 4:7

‘What are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain. And he will bring out the capstone accompanied by shouts of: Grace, grace to it!’”

Acts 8:36

As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, “Look, there’s water! What would keep me from being baptized?”

Ephesians 6:13

This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.

Matthew 7:3

Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye?

Luke 9:3

“Take nothing for the road,” He told them, “no walking stick, no traveling bag, no bread, no money; and don’t take an extra shirt.

2 Thessalonians 2:6

And you know what currently restrains him, so that he will be revealed in his time.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others have this right to receive benefits from you, don’t we even more?However, we have not made use of this right; instead we endure everything so that we will not hinder the gospel of Christ.

Mark 11:23

I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.

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Hindrances » Opposers » Examples of

Zechariah 3:1

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, with Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith.

Nehemiah 4:8

They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and throw it into confusion.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the sorcerer (this is the meaning of his name) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Matthew 9:28

When He entered the house, the blind men approached Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?”“Yes, Lord,” they answered Him.

More verses: Mark 7:27 Hebrews 11:36

Hindrances » Opposers » Seek to silence the prophets and religious leaders

Isaiah 30:10

They say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets,
“Do not prophesy the truth to us.
Tell us flattering things.
Prophesy illusions.

Jeremiah 11:21

Therefore, here is what the Lord says concerning the people of Anathoth who want to take your life. They warn, “You must not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, or you will certainly die at our hand.”

Amos 2:12

But you made the Nazirites drink wine
and commanded the prophets,
“Do not prophesy.”

Amos 7:13

but don’t ever prophesy at Bethel again, for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.”

Micah 2:6

“Quit your preaching,” they preach.
“They should not preach these things;
shame will not overtake us.”

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Lack of sympathy on the part of the church

Mark 10:13

Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them.

Matthew 15:23

Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.”

Hindrances » Test believers » Lack of sympathy on the part of the church

Mark 10:13

Some people were bringing little children to Him so He might touch them, but His disciples rebuked them.

Matthew 15:23

Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.”

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » The attempt to use the equipment of saul delayed david

1 Samuel 17:39

David strapped his sword on over the military clothes and tried to walk, but he was not used to them. “I can’t walk in these,” David said to Saul, “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Worldly possessions kept back the rich young man from discipleship

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Discouraged men opposed the building of the wall of jerusalem

Nehemiah 4:10

In Judah, it was said:The strength of the laborer fails,
since there is so much rubble.
We will never be able
to rebuild the wall.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Worldly allurements prevented the escape of lot's wife

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Unbelief hindered Christ's work in nazareth

Hindrances » Faith tested » By demanding the last morsel of bread

1 Kings 17:13

Then Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid; go and do as you have said. But first make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterward, you may make some for yourself and your son,

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

Just then some men came, carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and set him down before Him. Since they could not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the roof tiles into the middle of the crowd before Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

Just then some men came, carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and set him down before Him. Since they could not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the roof tiles into the middle of the crowd before Jesus.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Weights, as well as sins, impede progress

Hindrances » Faith tested » By requiring dependence upon a poor widow

1 Kings 17:9

“Get up, go to Zarephath that belongs to Sidon and stay there. Look, I have commanded a woman who is a widow to provide for you there.”

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

“Take your son,” He said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Divine delays, not a hindrance but a test

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent a message to Him: "Lord, the one You love is sick." When Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.) read more.
So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

Hindrances » Test believers » Divine delays, not a hindrance but a test

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent a message to Him: "Lord, the one You love is sick." When Jesus heard it, He said, "This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." (Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus.) read more.
So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Imaginary hindrances loom up before the Christian worker

Mark 16:3-4

They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?" Looking up, they observed that the stone-which was very large-had been rolled away.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By requiring extensive preparation with no blessing in sight

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By requiring, what appeared to be, useless work

2 Kings 3:6

So King Joram marched out from Samaria at that time and mobilized all Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

March around the city with all the men of war, circling the city one time. Do this for six days.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By reducing a general's army

Judges 7:7

The Lord said to Gideon, “I will deliver you with the 300 men who lapped and hand the Midianites over to you. But everyone else is to go home.”

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?”

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While He was still speaking, people came from the synagogue leader’s house and said, “Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?”

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So a second time they summoned the man who had been blind and told him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner!”

Hindrances » Test believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

So a second time they summoned the man who had been blind and told him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner!”

Hindrances » To spiritual progress » Family ties prevent a man from following Christ

Luke 9:59

Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”“Lord,” he said, “first let me go bury my father.”

Topics on Hindrances

Edification, Hindrances To

46;3;1-4

Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ.

Worship, Hindrances To

9;15;22

Then Samuel said:Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,
to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.

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