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1 Peter 1:9
9 Receiving [komizo] the end [telos] of your [humon] faith [pistis], even the salvation [soteria] of your souls [psuche].KJV-Interlinear
9 obtaining as the outcome of
your faith the salvation of your souls.NASB
The result of your
spiritual life? Becomes the completion
of your life, which God has intended for you, since eternity past.
When you believed in
Christ, you were saved. By faith are we
That is the result of
your initial faith or belief in Christ.But after being saved, then what?
Well, God gives you a
lot of rope to let you hang yourself or to grow up spiritually.The word for end, telos, means to complete
with the result that you will receive payment.
When you take on a
job, you do the job and then expect to get paid when the job is finished.When you make an investment, you expect to make
a profit, when you convert your investment back to cash or some other
investment.Your profit is not recognized
until you do something with your investment.Your paycheck is not issued until the end of some proper timeframe, or
at the end of the job.
Likewise, in this
life, God has given us a timeframe, which is our lifespan in this world.
God has given us all,
three capital items to invest time, doctrine, and volition.What are you going to do with yours?
Most folks ignore
them, and thus squander them.But God
has given you stock certificates from heaven.Certificates that have the highest value and pay the highest
What if someone gave
you stock in the stock market, or gave you a piece of real estate, or gave you
a gold mine, or gave you an ownership in a going business?You would probably spend some time learning
to preserve your investment and make it blossom into something greater in
But then God has
given you something, for free, that will carry a value that is greater than all
the cumulative wealth in the history of the world, and then some.
And all you have to
do is read your Bible everyday (such a burden), and learn a little something
from it (oh the burden), and then grow up (I don t want to grow up), and then
become a responsible person in life (but who wants to be responsible), and then
here is the tough part to believe that God will get you through this life, no
matter what you (or anyone) has done to screw your life up.
Can it get any
simpler than that?
The outcome?Blessings that exceed your imagination.
And how did it all
get that way?
You first believed in
Christ, which resulted in the salvation (saved from the lake of fire) of your
soul (the real you), and then you took time in your busy, busy (or not so busy)
daily schedule, and learned what God wants you to learn.
And how many folks actually
do this?Not too many.
If you follow this
path, the path of your spiritual life to spiritual maturity, then you will be
counted among the smallest minority of folks in history.You will carry the greatest burden, greater
than any other group in history (let them all complain or boast but not
you).And, you will receive the greatest
reward, greater than all of those masses, at the end of history.
Why?Because it is all incorporated in Gods
plan.Not mans plan, not angels, not
from any philosophy, religion, cult or whatever.And it is God and God alone who possesses the
sovereign authority and power to accomplish it all, with great perfection, and
just for you.
Now you can count
yourself as special regardless of what everyone has been saying about you!!!
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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