LAB89 - Think Hard for the Sake of Your Heart
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2015-10-20 23:07:33
2015-10-29 20:08:46
Note: if you point to the scripture reference in the Notes page that are underlined, the verse will 'pop up' if you click on it or touch the reference if using an iPad. Characters Elect Exiles God the Father Elect Exiles The elect exiles were called on by Peter to prepare their minds for action. (vs 13) They were called on to be sober minded (vs 13) They had to put all their hope on their future grace (vs 13) This grace will be brought to the elect exiles & all believers at the revelation of Jesus (vs 13) They were likened to obedient children of God (vs 14) They were told not to return to their former passions (vs 14) Before they believed in Jesus they be lived in ingnorance (vs 14) They were called by God (vs 15) They were told to be holy in all their conduct (vs 15) They had to be holy because their heavenly Father is holy they should be holy (vs 16) Questions The importance of preparing our minds for action (see word search below), I takes on a more active, determined thing to do when you read the NKJV version which says Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, for the start of verse 13. Do I really stop and consider this thought, that my mind must be prepared for action, to live a holy life? Sober-minded is not a call for 'dull kill-joy living' as the elect exiles rejoiced because (vs 5-6) of the salvation that will be revealed at the last time. Was Peter warning the elect exiles and ourselves not to be 'intoxicated' with all this world has to offer, and setting our minds and desires on worldly gain and selfish ambition? Who will 'bring' the grace to us at the revelation of Jesus. Is it Jesus himself or other heavenly messengers? Is this the reward to hat is promised in (vs rev 22:12) ? Why does Peter tell the elect exiles to be obedient children, being holy in all their conduct, and not talk about them being holy in their thought life, and tell them to have holy minds? Is it that all our actions and words can be seen and heard by others to be seen as holy, but it is impossible to be holy in our minds while we live on this earth, as the battle with the evil one is in our minds and we often fail to have holy thoughts? Proverbs 23:7 NASB 7 For as he 1 thinks within himself, so he is. (The importance of a sober mind and a prepared mind becomes more important in following the command to be holy) Summary The elect exiles had to prepare for action with sober minds. They had to put ALL their hope on the future grace, of praise, glory and honour (vs 7) which will be brought to them when Jesus Christ is revealed. In the mean time they had to be obedient children of God and in everything their behaviour and conduct had to be holy. God the Father God called the elect exiles from their former ignorance and saved them (vs 15) God is holy (vs 15-16) Questions To be called, you have to hear you have to be open to recieve the message and you have to go to the person calling you. God called and gave us the faith to believe in Him. God has no other benchmark for holiness as He is the 'I AM'. He alone is the standard by which holiness could be measured if that was remotly possible. Is the words 'shall be' (vs 16) mean as we live here in earth or we shall be made holy when we reach the Kingdom of Heaven? Summary God called me out from my former ignorance. I had nothing to do with it, it was all down to the grace and mercy of God. God calls us to be holy in all our conduct because God as head of the family is holy, and we as His obedient children should honour Him as our Father and be holy as well. Word Search G328 Prepare ( blue zizag line ) ἀναζώννυμι anazōnnumi Thayer Definition: 1) to gird up 2) metaphorically be prepared 2a) a metaphor derived from the practice of the Orientals, who in order to be unimpeded in their movements were accustomed, when starting a journey or engaging in any work, to bind their long flowing garments closely around their bodies and fastened them with a leather belt. Part of Speech: verb A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G303 and G2224 G5485 Grace ( blue zizag line ) χάρις charis Thayer Definition: 1) grace 1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech 2) good will, loving-kindness, favour 2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues 3) what is due to grace 3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace 3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit 3b1) a gift of grace 3b2) benefit, bounty 4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward Part of Speech: noun feminine A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G5463 Take Away 1 The serious call to prepare my mind for action, to think soberly about this, needs to become more to the forefront of my thinking. I see that this links to other calls, such as the call to be transformed by the renewing of my minds (vs Romans 12:2 ) and again the admonition not to be conformed to this world and standing firm having put on the full armour of God. (vs Ephesians 6:13-18 ) and looking towards the grace that will be brought at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Take Away 2 Being called has nothing to do with who I am or what I have does in the past, it is the call of God in His grace and mercy (vs 1John 3:2-3). There is always going to be a pull of the flesh, but I/we must be obedient to our Heavenly Father and His call on our lives to be holy, as He is holy. There are warning in other verses of scripture which higlights the importance of this command to be holy (vs Heb 12:14) and (vs 2cor 7:1 )
11445382453953 1445382453869 Notes 2015-10-20 23:07:33 2015-10-29 20:08:46 Note: if you point to the scripture reference in the Notes page that are underlined, the verse will 'pop up' if you click on it or touch the reference if using an iPad. Characters Elect Exiles God the Father Elect Exiles The elect exiles were called on by Peter to prepare their minds for action. (vs 13) They were called on to be sober minded (vs 13) They had to put all their hope on their future grace (vs 13) This grace will be brought to the elect exiles & all believers at the revelation of Jesus (vs 13) They were likened to obedient children of God (vs 14) They were told not to return to their former passions (vs 14) Before they believed in Jesus they be lived in ingnorance (vs 14) They were called by God (vs 15) They were told to be holy in all their conduct (vs 15) They had to be holy because their heavenly Father is holy they should be holy (vs 16) Questions The importance of preparing our minds for action (see word search below), I takes on a more active, determined thing to do when you read the NKJV version which says Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, for the start of verse 13. Do I really stop and consider this thought, that my mind must be prepared for action, to live a holy life? Sober-minded is not a call for 'dull kill-joy living' as the elect exiles rejoiced because (vs 5-6) of the salvation that will be revealed at the last time. Was Peter warning the elect exiles and ourselves not to be 'intoxicated' with all this world has to offer, and setting our minds and desires on worldly gain and selfish ambition? Who will 'bring' the grace to us at the revelation of Jesus. Is it Jesus himself or other heavenly messengers? Is this the reward to hat is promised in (vs rev 22:12) ? Why does Peter tell the elect exiles to be obedient children, being holy in all their conduct, and not talk about them being holy in their thought life, and tell them to have holy minds? Is it that all our actions and words can be seen and heard by others to be seen as holy, but it is impossible to be holy in our minds while we live on this earth, as the battle with the evil one is in our minds and we often fail to have holy thoughts? Proverbs 23:7 NASB 7 For as he 1 thinks within himself, so he is. (The importance of a sober mind and a prepared mind becomes more important in following the command to be holy) Summary The elect exiles had to prepare for action with sober minds. They had to put ALL their hope on the future grace, of praise, glory and honour (vs 7) which will be brought to them when Jesus Christ is revealed. In the mean time they had to be obedient children of God and in everything their behaviour and conduct had to be holy. God the Father God called the elect exiles from their former ignorance and saved them (vs 15) God is holy (vs 15-16) Questions To be called, you have to hear you have to be open to recieve the message and you have to go to the person calling you. God called and gave us the faith to believe in Him. God has no other benchmark for holiness as He is the 'I AM'. He alone is the standard by which holiness could be measured if that was remotly possible. Is the words 'shall be' (vs 16) mean as we live here in earth or we shall be made holy when we reach the Kingdom of Heaven? Summary God called me out from my former ignorance. I had nothing to do with it, it was all down to the grace and mercy of God. God calls us to be holy in all our conduct because God as head of the family is holy, and we as His obedient children should honour Him as our Father and be holy as well. Word Search G328 Prepare ( blue zizag line ) ἀναζώννυμι anazōnnumi Thayer Definition: 1) to gird up 2) metaphorically be prepared 2a) a metaphor derived from the practice of the Orientals, who in order to be unimpeded in their movements were accustomed, when starting a journey or engaging in any work, to bind their long flowing garments closely around their bodies and fastened them with a leather belt. Part of Speech: verb A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G303 and G2224 G5485 Grace ( blue zizag line ) χάρις charis Thayer Definition: 1) grace 1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech 2) good will, loving-kindness, favour 2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues 3) what is due to grace 3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace 3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit 3b1) a gift of grace 3b2) benefit, bounty 4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward Part of Speech: noun feminine A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G5463 Take Away 1 The serious call to prepare my mind for action, to think soberly about this, needs to become more to the forefront of my thinking. I see that this links to other calls, such as the call to be transformed by the renewing of my minds (vs Romans 12:2 ) and again the admonition not to be conformed to this world and standing firm having put on the full armour of God. (vs Ephesians 6:13-18 ) and looking towards the grace that will be brought at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Take Away 2 Being called has nothing to do with who I am or what I have does in the past, it is the call of God in His grace and mercy (vs 1John 3:2-3). There is always going to be a pull of the flesh, but I/we must be obedient to our Heavenly Father and His call on our lives to be holy, as He is holy. There are warning in other verses of scripture which higlights the importance of this command to be holy (vs Heb 12:14) and (vs 2cor 7:1 ) notes
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