'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
8/2/2020 0 Comments
Welcome back my friends, after the 'remembrance' of the most outstanding 'act of love' God did for whosoever calls upon Him in repentance unto salvation - The Remembrance of the Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please review the 'series' The Last Week in the Life of Jesus Christ, Special Devotions, Week Post A-1, Sunday, April 5, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Now, in our post on March 15, 2020, [also used for March 29, 2020], we started to study Second Peter 3:18 which told us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let's continue our series, as I promised, with a final post dissecting what is further meant by this matter.
Now, before we are finished, I want to post a few posts with some passages of Holy Bible Scriptures for your prayerful meditation and memorization on 'the milk and meat' of the word that I believe will be most helpful.
Continuing from April 19, 2020; April 26, 2020; May 10, 17, 24,31, 2020, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020; July 5,12,19,26, 2020; today, August 2, 2020, Post A20. Please remember. Take you time. 'Drink deeply'.
[See Post A11, May 31, 2020 for a 'list' and 'links' for this 'series' for those just joining us, or, for the rest of us, for review. The posts continue Sundays weekly until all is posted.]
Now, for a few posts, let us 'munch' on more Holy Bible Scriptures of the Milk and Meat of the Word for a continuation, as promised.
First, from the Old Covenant, then, from the New Covenant. Principles from the Word, from the 'mind' of God. He leaves nothing for guess-work.
[Following this series, be sure to watch for a 'series' on 'God's Care for His Children' and 'the blessings for blessing Israel, for more blessings and maturing in our faith.]
John 21:15-17 ESV 'When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep."
Acts 2:38 ESV 'And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'
Acts 8:4 ESV 'Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.'
Acts 17:10-11 ESV 'The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.'
1 Corinthians 1:8 ESV '...Who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.'
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 ESV 'But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?'
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV 'Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.'
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV 'Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— [Read more audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html ]
Ephesians 4:13 ESV 'Until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,'
Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV 'And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,'
Hebrews 5:12-14 ESV 'For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.'
1 Peter 2:2 ESV 'Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.' audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
1 John 2:27 ESV 'But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.' Amen. Amen. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Please take your time, letting the Holy Spirit guide and lead you to even more passages or chapters of Holy Bible Scriptures, as you study, as you understand, as He wills.
Blessings, continually to you all, in the Most Precious Name EVER - Jesus the Christ, Our Lord, Our Savior, Our God!! Amen. Amen.
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