8/4/2018 0 Comments
A Bi-Monthly Saturday 'Review' Series, Proverbs Chapter 1, Post 1, Saturday, June 16, 2018;
Post 2, Saturday, June 30, 2018; Post 3, Saturday, July 14 a-b, 2018; Post 4a -b, July 28, 2018; Post 5a - 5b, August 4, 2018; August 11, 2018.
Again, Proverbs Chapter 1, Verses 1 - 7
Throughout the Book of Proverbs, Let the Light of God's Word Help YOU 'Choose in Which of the Two Audiences' YOU are Standing.
The 'qualifier' for 'Christian relationships' comes from 2 Corinthians 6:14, which says: 'Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?' Continuing from our morning post, part 5a.
This admonition by the Apostle Paul wasn’t just specific to marital relationships, but to all close friendships with unbelievers. Paul wasn’t saying to avoid friendships with the unsaved; he was reminding us of who we are in Christ. This was a big deal in Corinth at the time. Corinthian Christians had begun making excuses to live immoral lives—and perhaps in an attempt to 'win over' their unsaved neighbors, Corinthian Christians became just like them. [This harkens back to Proverbs 1-7]
Paul’s warning serves to remind us that in Christ, we are new people, 'new creations in Christ'. We no longer participate in our old, sinful lifestyles. With this in mind, we should be kind and friendly to unbelievers, but should not make them our confidants, counselors or spouses.
Further, and in accord with the Apostle Paul, according to the Apostle Peter, at 1 Peter 2:9-25 we find that:
'9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.' [KJV]
With all my heart, my prayer ever is that by 'studying His Wonderful Word', He will draw you closer and closer to Him, in Love, that you will be so enamored with His Love, that you will just melt in 'trust' and 'obedience', all to the Praise of His Glory; for the sake of Jesus, for your good. Amen. Amen.
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