"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Tim 4:12; NKJV.
The apostle Paul exhorted his spiritual son Timothy to demonstrate the Christian life to Christians' under his leadership. Timothy was to do this in his God directed speech to them, by how he lived his life before them, in the way God's loved flowed through him, the demonstration of a life directed by the Spirit and by his faith, and sinless, moral purity!
In Titus 2:10 we are exhorted to "adorn" the doctrine of God. We could say we are to adorn, make attractive, beautify and decorate the word of God by showing its powerful working in our lives to the world around us, wow! Folks do watch and listen to us Christians', what do they see and hear? Food for thought.
"As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." 2 Peter 1:2-4. NKJV.
Wow, God's very own power
makes available to us the ability to be like Him, walking in His divine nature as we discover His precious promises to us in His word! Makes you want to just consume the Bible, Yes?
"God's Word is truth" (John 17:17) "and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path" (Psalm:105).
Wow, God's Word is so wonderful, so powerful, entirely true, setting us free from all that lets or hinders us, everything in our past. His Word is a guide for our lives, enabling us to live the life God has for us. Read your Bible, it will revolutionize your life.
"The just shall live by faith." (Hebrews 10:38) "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways". (James 1:6-7)
As Christian we live by faith. We receive all God's promises by faith and faith alone. Faith is knowing that you know that you know that you know, i.e. being convinced of Gods faithfulness. But at the same time if we speak words of doubt and unbelief, that shows we are double minded and we will not receive! Our words show what we are really believing. Watch what you say.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27, NKJV.
God has given us His peace. A peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:7), more wonderful than we can comprehend. Get into God's Word, fill your mind with it and experience that peace (Isa 26:3).
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