COMMANDMENTS, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 10/21/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
John 4:23-24 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Eph.4:15
TRUTH? So lets look at that: Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6. So the question is, do we really believe that to be the TRUTH? Are we really trying to find HIS TRUTH and walk it out? Or do we have HIS room for HIS TRUTH and our room for our truth? The Jews totally missed out as they exchanged their vain traditions for God’s Truth. They looked the part but Jesus said they were full of dead men’s bones. Matt.23:27. And there are so many who call themselves Christian today but have no concern or love for the lost souls around them and concerns for this life only. The little letters of John are especially packed full of GOD’S TRUTH. If interested in God’s Truth meditate on these little letters in your search for God’s Truth or commandments. “And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.” 1 John 3:23-24.
We live in a world of lying illusions where we are carefully programmed that in order to be happy we must have things or security. But Jesus teaches: “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15” “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”Luke 9:24 In Hebrews we find this: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Heb.13:2 In the past year, how many total strangers have you fed and entertained seeking to help them know the Good News of salvation or to find out if they were a messenger (angel) from God? Or how about this one? “23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.” Matt. 5:23-25.
And after considering the little letters of John do the same with James and Jude… and make notes of the commandments to consider and to implement if serious about being a Christian. Yes, Salvation is truly and totally by faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus. But if actions do not accommodate that faith in Christ Jesus as LORD then James teaches that that kind of faith is “dead” or worthless.
Yours in His great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org (Past editions of “Worth Considering” are a link on our Homepage.)
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