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Daily Nugget of Gold 1199
The Law of Attraction and a Bible Verse
Many folks consider The Bible as the ultimate source of wisdom. There are many religions, of course, and some of these use The Bible, some don’t. It is not our goal to offend folks or necessarily to confirm to others that their particular religion supports the idea that The Law of Attraction is real, we’re going to just confine ourselves to the wisdom contained in one small verse. The King James Bible version of this verse is probably the most common way we hear this phrased:
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
So that we don’t confuse people who don’t fully get this old English translation, here is how it’s put in a more modern way in the New American Standard Bible:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
The context of this quote is interesting too, but for today, we’re just going to stick with this narrow passage. For the first third of this quote, the theme of the movie, The Secret, may come to mind. In that documentary about The Law of Attraction they give three simple steps to use in the process of getting what you want to have, “Ask, Believe, and Receive”. Rhonda Byrne really tries hard to keep the context of the discussion in The Secret secular in nature, but you may have noticed a glaring similarity between the gist of the message of the book or the movie and this short verse.
One might want to keep in mind that this Bible verse doesn’t limit those things we will find in any way. The things we find could be Spiritual, they could be relationship oriented, and they may be physical things, the verse doesn’t specify because it applies in all those areas. The verse also doesn’t say that these words only apply to good things and not evil things. Who would want to go out and search for evil? People do, ’nuff said.
If someone chooses to spend a great deal of time looking for diseases in their body, guess what they will find, under the law and according to this verse? What about those looking for Spiritual enlightenment, what will they get as a result of their quest? What of the person looking to become wealthy? We were hoping to conclude this discussion in one issue, but it didn’t work out that way. Hmm. We were “hoping” it would, wishing we could, and this verse didn’t seem to apply, what’s up with that?
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What do I really want?”
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