|It's Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to Church tonight! I'm expecting a full day with great blessings all along the way. Here are some simple thoughts I saw in the Bible today:|
1) FORESEEING AND PREACHING- In Gal. 3:8, Paul tells the Galatians, that "the Scriptures
foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. (vs.9) So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham." You see, the SCRIPTURES was foreseeing and preaching! Wow! AND.... because of our FAITH in Jesus Christ as our Savior, we have come into the blessing upon faithful Abraham! Yes, we are a blessed people.
2) MARKS- Paul had the marks of a believer all over his body. Gal. 6:17 says: "From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the LORD Jesus." Now, we don't have the marks produced by a Roman whip, but we should have enough visible marks for others to see Christ in us... (a smile, a kind word, a thoughtful action, a warm handshake, an shoulder to cry on, etc.).
3) BUILDED TOGETHER- In Ephesians 2:22, it says: "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." I like that phrase: "builded together". It means that together we are becoming a habitation for God. He uses us to build His church! We are co-labourers together with Christ. We work for God, with God, and with each other! No wonder the Bible puts a high premium on "unity". We are working together to be a habitation for God. And.... we do this "through the Spirit". Not our own manufactured hype.... but God's Spirit living in us! Oh that today we would see we are on a team together for Christ and with Christ! Let's us be builded together for God's sake.
Well, so much more to say and my time is gone! Have a blessed day!
Pastor Mike Mutchler