Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Scripture of the Day - February 7, 2012

(John is referring to Jesus here, you can back up a few scriptures to see this.)

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

Sometimes people outside the Oneness Pentecostal movement get annoyed when we talk so much about Jesus, when we put so much emphasis on Jesus, and that is a real pity because it IS all about Jesus. 

John says that if we keep the word of Jesus the love of God is perfected in us. Now I don't know about you but I would hazard to guess that Jesus and His word ought to be the focus of our Christian lives. 

Some will say they believe in Jesus yet they don't obey His word...that makes them a liar. John explains very clearly that the proof that we know Jesus is that we keep His commandments, in other words that we obey what He taught. And if we don't obey Jesus the truth is not in us...we are liars!

In Ephesians 2:20 we read that the foundation of the church is the teachings of the Apostles, the chief cornerstone being Jesus Christ. We ought to be digging into the book of Acts to see how the church was birthed and what the Apostles taught. We need to follow THEIR example, not the example of people who came in many years later bringing false teachings...they are accursed.

My prayer for everyone is that God give us wisdom to know truth from fallacy.

~Mary Hynes~

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Exodus 25 & 26 and Mark 10
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Exodus 27 & 28, Mark 11 and Psalm 20

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May the Lord richly bless you,


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