Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Least of These.............

1 John 5:1-3 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth Him that begat loveth Him also that is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His Commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments are not grievous. (KJV)

1 John 5:7-8 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. (KJV)

We are called to walk in the Word. This is God's daily instruction to: how we present ourselves, how we are to face problems, how we overcome these problems, what we say, what we do, and how we grow closer to God. In His Word are His Commandments or laws. These are requirements, not provisions.

Out of experience, we seem to miss these in some way or another. Christians strive to reach perfection in Christ through practicing what is said in His Word and what the Holy Spirit guides and instructs of us. But we occassionally (understatement) fall short of this perfection. The biggest cause is that we miss one, some, or (in certain cases) all of God's Commandments.

Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (KJV)

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (KJV)

Most believers don't even know what they believe! We have heard the usual Bible stories from our childhoods and can recite certain passages from it, but have we really pursued God's very Word to us to the necessary extent? And what is that extent anyhow? How do we know what to study?

These are necessary questions worthy of answers in order to understand the fundimentals of Christianity!

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