So, here we are - 4 days later. Although I was away with my hubby celebrating our 28th Wedding Anniversary - I still had my laptop with me & was enjoying some amazing God time. The thing is - I had 2 Scriptures that I kept mulling around & wasn't about to rush which one God was drawing me to more than the other. I have to say that ALL of 1 John has been speaking to me for several months now. I never realized how rich it was - but isn't that how revelation works - the Holy Spirit reveals it when He wants us to know something. I do love this verse. I'm not saying that I truly know what it is to unselfishly seek the best for EVERYONE - but I WANT to. Lately, I have really struggled with things I am seeing happen. I'm sure I am as guilty as the next person & I continually ask God to show me where He is growing me & praying that I am fully surrendered body, soul & spirit - heart, mind & will. Anyway, here we are at the Scripture... "
Cheryl M, Peoria, AZ "The one who loves and unselfishly seeks the best for his [believing] brother lives in the Light, and in him there is no occasion for stumbling or offense [he does not hurt the cause of Christ or lead others to sin]." 1 JOHN 2:10
so.... There is definitely a theme behind my verses I don't know about yours. I see it in the things God is teaching me. The things that are challenging me. As I study the example of the 1st Church [i.e. Disciples] of the the Book of Acts - let alone the disciples that Jesus walked with & taught. There are things in Scripture that say should be a sign of a "new believer" & yet - I don't live that. If I believe the Word of God to be true [and I do] than it demands that I learn to live that out. You can't live out what you are not willing to take a step forward in. One must do in order to learn. And so is the lesson on obedience - even if - it is uncomfortable.
Cheryl M, Peoria, AZ AMP "You see that [his] faith was working together with his works, and as a result of the works, his faith was completed [reaching its maturity when he expressed his faith through obedience]."
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