THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
2/16/2020 0 Comments
Hopefully, by now, you are in the 'habit', of taking time in the day for a 'devotion' stop. Hopefully, you now do this because you know the value of doing so. Meeting at the beginning of any day with the Lord, is TRUE WISDOM. Remember:
Proverbs 10:23 - [It is] as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
This 'devotion' shall post over the course of four  'Weekly' Sundays, due to the amount of Scripture sources for further 'study' and 'growth', for we are not in a 'horse-race'. [Covering February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020]
“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”
2 Peter 3:18 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
[Selected from 'Morning and Evening Devotions, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1855']
[Scripture additions and notes - SMQ]
“Grow in grace”—not in one grace only, but in all grace.
Grow in that root-grace, faith. Believe the promises more firmly than you have done. Let faith increase in fulness, constancy, simplicity.
[Ephesians 2:8-9, 'saving faith'; 1 Corinthians 12, 'the gift of faith' to have a deeper understanding of the Word, and un-wavering belief in God and His Word, especially for teaching and other services']
Grow also in love. [1 Corinthians 13] Ask that your love may become extended, more intense, more practical, influencing every thought, word, and deed. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Grow likewise in humility. Seek to lie very low, and know more of your own nothingness.
As you grow downward in humility, seek also to grow upward—having nearer approaches to God in prayer and more intimate fellowship with Jesus. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
May God the Holy Spirit enable you to “grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour.” [2 Peter 3:18] He who grows not in the knowledge of Jesus, refuses to be blessed. To know him is “life eternal,” [John 17:3], and to advance in the knowledge of him is to increase in happiness. He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of him yet. [John 3:15-16] Whoever hath sipped this wine will thirst for more, for although Christ doth satisfy, yet it is such a satisfaction, that the appetite is not cloyed, but whetted. [John 4:14] If you know the love of Jesus—as the hart panteth for the water-brooks, so will you pant after deeper draughts of his love. [Psalm 42]audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
If you do not desire to know him better, then you love him not, for love always cries, “Nearer, nearer.” Absence from Christ is hell; [Luke 16:19-31] but the presence of Jesus is heaven.
Rest not then content without an increasing acquaintance with Jesus. Seek to know more of him in his divine nature, in his human relationship, in his finished work, in his death, in his resurrection, in his present glorious intercession, and in his future royal advent.
[The Gospels of Matthew; Mark; Luke; John; Acts 1; Revelation 1-22]audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Abide hard by the Cross, and search the mystery of his wounds. An increase of love to Jesus, and a more perfect apprehension of his love to us is one of the best tests of growth in grace.' Amen. Amen.
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