The Truth Is In Jesus

“if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus” – Eph. 4:21

To know Jesus is to know the truth.

To not know Jesus is to not know the truth.

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The Lord Direct Your Hearts Into the Love of God

“Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.” – 2 Thes. 3:5

It is Jesus who directs our hearts into God’s love and His own perfect patience.

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What is Highly Esteemed Among Men Is an Abomination in the Sight of God

You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.” – Jesus (Luke 16:15)

Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees about money. Men love money. We esteem it. It takes the place of God in our worship. That is an abomination in the eyes of God.

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Under God’s Arrangement

“He who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to SUBDUE all things to Himself.” – Phil. 3:21 (Emphasis mine.)

God transforms, conforms, and subdues.

Subdue literally means to placeunder God’s arrangement.” (Strongs)

God is able (with dynamite-like power) to subdue (place under His arrangement) all things.

No kidding, right? God is God.

Why would you ever deny, reject, or argue against this wonderful truth?

Is it 50% God and 50% Man?

Is it 99% and 1% Man?

100% GOD.

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Who were the Scythians?

“there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.” – Col. 3:11

Who were the Scythians?

Barbarians (ignorant and uncultured) were bad enough, but Scythians were the rudest of barbarians (Lightfoot). They were ruthless and cutthroat mercenaries known as “the horse people.”

To the Jew, Greeks were bad, barbarians were worse, and Scythians were the worst of the worst.

The shock of Paul’s statement is lost on us.

I suppose it would be like saying:

Nazis can come to Jesus, even Hitler himself, for Christ is all and in all.”

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Let Us Have Grace

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” – Heb. 12:28

We are receiving an unshakable kingdom.

We should show others unmerited favor.

Through this free kindness we well-pleasingly serve God.

That service is empowered by holy-caution and awe.

The word picture attached to reverence (“godly respect”) is carrying a priceless vase across the room – in a “devout” (respectful) fashion (Robertson).

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This Is the Will of God in Christ Jesus For You

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thes. 5:16-18

This is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you:

(Not health and wealth. Not that promotion. Not that new car.)

Rejoice, pray, and give thanks to God.

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