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1Pe 5.5 +

1Pe 5.5

“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another & be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud & giveth grace to the humble.”

 

To forestall jealously among the brethren & covetousness on the part of the disciples

Jesus bids them stay in the same house throughout their sojourn in that place.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer, /Cost…Discipleship/

 

Are you in subjection to, or a subject of, The Triune God?

Are you His servant? You’re good company: Paul (Rom 1.1), James (Jam 1.1), & Jude (Jud 1.1) were.

Are you His child? Good, “Children of God” are mentioned (Mat 5.9, Rom 8.13ff, 1Jo 3.10ff).

Or do you see yourself as a part of His bride? “…The Spirit & the bride say Come” (Rev 22.17).

Subjects are in subjection to the King. Servants are subject to a Master. Children are in subjection to Father.

A wife is subject to her Husband. In whatever position we envision ourselves we’re in subjection. Amen.

– eab, 3/11/19

 

“Only he who believes is obedient & only he who is obedient believes.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer, /Cost…Discipleship/

 

LOOK  

Look around you

At the things that astound you

And the thoughts that confound you

At the objects that would drawn you.

Looking around can hound you.

The Cry of alarm is “Look out.”

The Calm of heaven’s charm is “Look up.”

– eab, 3/6/12

 

“If you reject truth & won’t believe the truth

what else [can] you believe but a lie?”

– V O Agan, sermon 2/12/98

 

God, of course, is the source of all Truth. The devil is the source of all lies.

The man who speaks Truth is but a mouth piece for the Lord.

The guy who spews lies is a spokesperson for satan.

A Truth teller does his best to not repeat lies but the lie teller will mix a little truth in to make his fiction more acceptable. – eab, 3/11/19

 

Jos 24.15

“…Choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

 

You have your strengths (maybe/maybe not, the same as “talents”). Be glad for them, thank God for your strengths but do not glory in them. Do not brag about them (one or more could be taken away in an accident). But you also have your weaknesses. Implore God’s help for them. Do not allow them to totally discourage you but being aware of them may help keep them from spreading & always gives you reason for true humility.

– eab, 3/5/19

 

“It is absolutely wrong to pray about something

you already know is wrong.”

– V O Agan, IHC sermon 4/8/86

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