Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
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Sunday, September 26, 2010
Now in this day it's easy for people to get misled as to what 'walking in the spirit' means and what the manifestation of 'walking in the spirit' would be. I don't need to remind you I'm sure, there are plenty of people who feel that 'walking in the spirit' is manifest in certain charismatic expressions, or charismatic gifts. Walking in the spirit means [to them] that we are free from external compulsion and guidance [law], that we are just 'inner directed' people. Or walking in the spirit for some people means that we are so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good. We don't ever pay attention to the things of this life. 'Walking in the spirit' is taken in many different ways but here Paul is clear that 'walking in the spirit' is manifest when the ordinance of the law is fulfilled in us. The spirit you see leads people to obey God. The very reason we need the holy spirit indwelling us and renewing us is because we have offended God; we've offended Him by spurning his requirements. He has told us to live in one particular way, a way He promises is for our blessing and we have gone our own way as wayward sheep we’ve wondered out of the paths and we’ve come under his judgement.More than that we’ve also disabled ourselves with respect to moral matters. We’ve rendered ourselves incapable of doing what God wants us to do and so now the holy spirit indwelling his people changes that; He’s rectifying the situation and so Paul says when the holy spirit indwells you and you’re walking by the spirit now instead of spurning the law as you always did, and that’s what, if you will, got you into the mess you’re in morally in the first place, the spirit now leads you to honor the law and to do what the law says.And so a course on personal ethics is important not simply that we’ll be true servants of Jesus Christ, but also that we will demonstrate that genuine inner life is ours and the spirit; that we are walking by the spirit. We must understand the commandments and do them if we are going to show that we are spirit indwelled people.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. Joshua 22:5
Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. Psalms 119:115
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." — Galatians 5:25
The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk of faith. He who shall rightly understand these is not far from being a master in experimental theology, for they are vital points to a Christian. You will never find true faith unattended by true godliness; on the other hand, you will never discover a truly holy life which has not for its root a living faith upon the righteousness of Christ. Woe unto those who seek after the one without the other! There are some who cultivate faith and forget holiness; these may be very high in orthodoxy, but they shall be very deep in condemnation, for they hold the truth in unrighteousness; and there are others who have strained after holiness of life, but have denied the faith, like the Pharisees of old, of whom the Master said, they were "whitewashed sepulchres." We must have faith, for this is the foundation; we must have holiness of life, for this is the superstructure. Of what service is the mere foundation of a building to a man in the day of tempest? Can he hide himself therein? He wants a house to cover him, as well as a foundation for that house. Even so we need the superstructure of spiritual life if we would have comfort in the day of doubt. But seek not a holy life without faith, for that would be to erect a house which can afford no permanent shelter, because it has no foundation on a rock. Let faith and life be put together, and, like the two abutments of an arch, they will make our piety enduring. Like light and heat streaming from the same sun, they are alike full of blessing. Like the two pillars of the temple, they are for glory and for beauty. They are two streams from the fountain of grace; two lamps lit with holy fire; two olive trees watered by heavenly care. O Lord, give us this day life within, and it will reveal itself without to Thy glory.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Inspections and deliberations amongst residents are taking place in order to decide what will be done. A collective decision has to be made before Millie can make future plans. It is slow going in a situation like this. We are still putting together a list of needs which is being delayed due to insurance. Her immediate needs are taken care of. I'll be organizing her donations. Please contact me via blog email.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday: Isaiah 58:10When we invest ourselves in others, taking time to share with them God's wisdom for their circumstances, bringing them insight that will stretch them a bit further so they will seek maturity, settle their disquieted, anxious, or fearful souls, equip them to reign over the sin they've allowed to rule over themselves we have the privilege of watching Christ overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.
Matthew Henry on Isaiah 58:10
We must abound in all acts of charity and beneficence. We must not only give alms according as the necessities of the poor require, but, (1.) We must give freely and cheerfully, and from a principle of charity. We must draw out our soul to the hungry(v. 10), not only draw out the money and reach forth the hand, but do this from the heart, heartily, and without grudging, from a principle of compassion and with a tender affection to such as we see to be in misery. Let the heart go along with the gift; for God loves a cheerful giver, and so does a poor man too. When our Lord Jesus healed and fed the multitude it was as having compassion on them. (2.) We must give plentifully and largely, so as not to tantalize, but to satisfy, the afflicted soul: "Do not only feed the hungry, but gratify the desire of the afflicted, and, if it lies in your power, make them easy.’’ What are we born for, and what have we our abilities of body, mind, and estate for, but to do all the good we can in this world with them? And the poor we have always with us.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:17
Poor Polly couldn’t find her words.
She was a bright girl who had read her fair share of good literature, traipsing through Pemberley and Padua with pleasurable ease. Yet too much frolicking on Facebook and tweeting on Twitter had made an unhappy mangling of her vocabulary.
“Like, you know, seriously! Forsooth!”
And thereby hangs our tale.
Though Polly’s dear parents had desired for her to talk with fair speech and write with sound prose, alas, she had fraternized with unwise and daffy peers who deigned to say of careful writing, “How often is happiness destroyed by preparation? Foolish preparation!” followed by this ill-counseled refrain:
“Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow shall I put aside bad habits and form my words as I ought — j/k…LOL!!!”
So when Polly’s day came to dine with a fine lady of society — the very wife of her state’s governor, no less! — hers was not a rhapsody of words when she was asked of her dreams as a noble Christian woman, but rather a sad and painful muttering, “Uh, I don’t know! You know…
“Like ‘To be or not to be,’ or, uh, something…
“Yeah, that’s it — that’s what I’d like to do, your Highness-ship!!!”
For shame, O for shame! What shall become of Polly?
But sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Though vanity working on a foolish mind produces every kind of mischief, Mrs. Rebecca Morecraft’s School of Elocution & Composition is a sure-fire corrective for slips of the lips. This intimate 7-week online school will equip ladies to speak with grace, write with precision, and express themselves with nobility as women of God. The one-hour web classes will begin on September 16 and conclude on November 8, running from 8-9 p.m. EST each Thursday evening (excluding October 28).
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Saturday, September 04, 2010
But, now, instead of saying renewed for good works (as in Eph. 2:10) and thus stating a direct opposite of the evil "practices" of the old man, Paul goes deeper and says: "constantly renewed for epignosis in accord with his Creator." For out of this true, spiritual knowledge arise all true spiritual good works.
"Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar." — Psalm 120:5
As a Christian you have to live in the midst of an ungodly world, and it is of little use for you to cry "Woe is me." Jesus did not pray O that you should be taken out of the world, and what He did not pray for you need not desire. Better far in the Lord's strength to meet the difficulty, and glorify Him in it. The enemy is ever on the watch to detect inconsistency in your conduct; be therefore very holy. Remember that the eyes of all are upon you, and that more is expected from you than from other men.