Tag: Jeremiah 17:7-8

Escaping the corruption in the world!

Scripture reading for November 15th:  2nd Peter 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  2nd Peter 1:2-4  “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.  His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

Peter’s last letter begins with a blessing, speaking grace and peace over the believers.  This grace and peace comes through the knowledge of Jesus Christ.   Jesus Christ purchased eternal life and all we need to live a godly life here on earth until Jesus comes.  Believers also have the privilege of participating in the divine nature through the indwelling Holy Spirit!  The Holy Spirit empowers us to live a life pleasing to God and free from the power of our old nature.

Observations for over-comers:  God has provided all we need for living a godly life here on this earth.  His Word and faithful promises call us to live in Christ’s power and character through the indwelling Holy Spirit.  “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water . . .”  (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

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The Mystery of Godliness!

Scripture reading for September 27th:  1st Timothy 3

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st Timothy 3:14-16  “Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.  Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:  He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.”  

Paul hoped to be able to join Timothy but knew he might be delayed so he gave instructions to Timothy to share with the church he was overseeing.  Paul saw the church of Jesus Christ as a “pillar and foundation of the truth.”   To Paul, all truth was found in Jesus Christ and godly living was found in living by and in Truth.  The secret mystery of true ‘godliness’ was found in the incarnation of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  It is only through faith in His incarnation, life of godliness, death and resurrection that all sinners are made righteous.  This is the message entrusted to the church, the ‘pillar and foundation of the truth’.  

Observations for over-comers:  We over-come the traps of pride, sin, the flesh and the devil by living by faith in Jesus Christ, God incarnated, crucified for our sins, and raised to life and eternal glory.  “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

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