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Theasaurus: Hindrances

30 Bible Verses about Hindrances

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Isaiah 57:14

And one has said: "Build up! Build up the road! Prepare the highway! Remove every obstacle from my people's way.'

Jeremiah 6:21

Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "I'm about to put stumbling blocks in front of this people, and fathers and sons will stumble over them together. The neighbor and his friends will perish."

Micah 2:13

God will stand up and break through in their presence. Then they will pass through the gate, going out by it. Their king will pass in front of them with the LORD at their head."

1 Corinthians 8:12

When you sin against your brothers in this way and wound their weak consciences, you are sinning against the Messiah.

Psalm 37:29

The righteous will inherit the land, and they will dwell in it forever.

Zechariah 4:7

"Who are you, great mountain? You will become a plain in Zerubbabel's presence, and he will position the capstone, exulting over it, "How beautiful! How beautiful!"'"

Acts 8:36

As they were going along the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, "Look, there's some water. What keeps me from being baptized?"

Ephesians 6:13

For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.

Matthew 7:3

"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

Luke 9:3

He told them, "Don't take anything along on your trip no walking stick, traveling bag, bread, money, or even an extra shirt.

2 Thessalonians 2:6

You know what it is that is now holding him back, so that he will be revealed when his time comes.

Proverbs 24:26

A kiss on the lips that's what someone who gives an honest answer deserves.

1 Corinthians 9:12

If others enjoy this right over you, don't we have a stronger claim? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we tolerate everything in order not to put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of the Messiah.

Mark 11:23

I tell all of you with certainty, if anyone says to this mountain, "Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' if he doesn't 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 I saw Joshua the High Priest standing in the presence of the angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right to oppose him.

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit.

Nehemiah 4:8

So they all conspired together to invade and fight against Jerusalem, creating confusion there.

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the occult practitioner (that is the meaning of his name) continued to oppose them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Hindrances » Faith tested » Other examples of

Matthew 9:28

When he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I can do this?" They told him, "Yes, Lord!"

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, "Don't see visions,' and to the prophets, "Don't give us visions of what is right! Instead, tell us welcome things, prophesy illusions,

Jeremiah 11:21

Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the men of Anathoth who seek to kill you, all the while threatening you, "Don't prophesy in the name of the LORD so you won't die by our hand!"

Amos 2:12

"But you forced the Nazirites to drink wine, and commanded the prophets, "You are not to prophesy!'

Amos 7:13

Don't prophesy anymore at Bethel, because it's the king's sanctuary and a temple of the kingdom."

Micah 2:6

To those who speak out, they will declare, "Don't prophesy to anyone!' so their shame won't go away.

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 Jesus to have him touch them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

Matthew 15:23

But he didn't answer her at all. Then his disciples came up and kept urging him, "Send her away, because she keeps on screaming as she follows us."

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

Mark 10:13

Some people were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

Matthew 15:23

But he didn't answer her at all. Then his disciples came up and kept urging him, "Send her away, because she keeps on screaming as she follows us."

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

1 Samuel 17:39

David strapped Saul's sword over his garments and tried to walk, but he was not used to the armor. David told Saul, "I can't walk in these because I'm not used to them," and then 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

Meanwhile, the people of Judah said, "The builders are tired and there's so much rubble that we can't reconstruct the wall!"

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

Genesis 19:26

But Lot's wife looked back as she lingered behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

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

Matthew 13:58

But Jesus told them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown and in his own home." He did not perform many miracles there because of their unbelief.

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

1 Kings 17:13

But Elijah told her, "You can stop being afraid. Go and do what you said, but first make me a muffin and bring it to me. Then make a meal for yourself and for your son,

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

Luke 5:18-19

Some men were bringing a paralyzed man on a stretcher. They were trying to take him into the house and place him in front of Jesus. When they couldn't find a way to get him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down on his stretcher through the tiles into the middle of the room, right in front of Jesus.

Hindrances » Test believers » Discouraging circumstances

Luke 5:18-19

Some men were bringing a paralyzed man on a stretcher. They were trying to take him into the house and place him in front of Jesus. When they couldn't find a way to get him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down on his stretcher through the tiles into the middle of the room, right in front of 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, move to Zarephath in Sidon, and stay there. Look! I've commanded a widow to sustain you there."

Hindrances » Faith tested » Examples of

Genesis 22:2

God said, "Please take your son, your unique son whom you love Isaac and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him as a burnt offering there on one of the mountains that I will point out to you."

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

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent word to Jesus and told him, "Lord, the one whom you love is ill." But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness isn't meant to end in death. It's for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. read more.
Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.

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

John 11:3-6

So the sisters sent word to Jesus and told him, "Lord, the one whom you love is ill." But when Jesus heard it, he said, "This illness isn't meant to end in death. It's for God's glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it." Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. read more.
Yet, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.

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

Mark 16:3-4

They kept saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. (It was a very large stone.)

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

2 Kings 4:3

He told her, "Go out to all of your neighbors in the surrounding streets and borrow lots of pots from them. Don't get just a few empty vessels, either.

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

2 Kings 3:6

So King Jehoram left Samaria at that time and mustered the entire army of Israel.

Hindrances » Faith tested » By a strange plan of campaign

Joshua 6:3

March around the city, all the soldiers circling the city once. Do this for six days,

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

Judges 7:7

Then the LORD told Gideon, "I'm going to deliver you with the 300 soldiers who lapped by giving the Midianites into your control. Send everyone else back to their own homes."

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

Mark 5:35

While he was still speaking, some people came from the synagogue leader's home and said, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?"

Hindrances » Test believers » Unbelieving friends

Mark 5:35

While he was still speaking, some people came from the synagogue leader's home and said, "Your daughter is dead. Why bother the Teacher anymore?"

Hindrances » Obstacles that test the faith of believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

The Jewish leaders summoned the man who had been blind a second time and told him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner."

Hindrances » Test believers » Scoffers

John 9:24

The Jewish leaders summoned the man who had been blind a second time 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

He told another man, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

Topics on Hindrances

Edification, Hindrances To

46;3;1-4

Brothers, I couldn't talk to you as spiritual people but as worldly people, as mere infants in the Messiah.

Worship, Hindrances To

9;15;22

Samuel said, "Does the LORD delight as much in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the LORD? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.

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