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1 Peter 3:9
9 Not [me] rendering [apodidomi] evil [kakos] for [anti] evil [kakos], or [e] railing [loidoria] for [anti] railing [loidoria]: but [de] contrariwise [tounantion]
blessing [eulogia]; knowing [eido] that [hoti] ye are [kaleo] thereunto [eis][touto] called [kaleo], that [hina] ye should inherit [kleronomeo] a blessing [eulogeo]. KJV-Interlinear
9 not returning evil for evil, or
insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the
very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.NASB
You were placed in this
world for one reason only, and that is to inherit.But not just any inheritance, our inheritance
is going to be the new heaven and universe for all of eternity.
We have covered the
many blessings of being a Christian.There
is a blessing list on the web site that you may want to review from time to
At the moment you
believed in Christ, your future potential shot off the charts.With spiritual growth to maturity, your life
in eternity in heaven, will be infinitely better than all of the successful
people of all of human history, combined.Your future is so vast, you cannot even begin to calculate it all.
As a believer, you are
in union with Christ.As a believer you
are indwelled by all three members of the Trinity.You possess joint rulership with Christ.You share in His sonship, in His inheritance,
is everything that belongs to God.You are
a member of the family of God.That
makes you a member of the highest royal family that will ever exist.You are a member of the longest lasting
dynasty (forever) that will ever exist.You are a royal high priest, a royal ambassador, a chosen first born
son of God in including all of the rights and privileges that traditionally
belong to a first born, and crown prince no less.
Your position in Christ
is permanent and cannot be lost.Your
blessings, however, are potential, and subject to your advancement to spiritual
maturity and remaining there.
Since your blessings are
beyond value, then, your loss likewise, is also beyond value, if you decide to
disregard Gods Word.And since Adam and
Eve s time, most likely trillions of people have been born into this world, and
trillions have disregarded Gods mandates.Very few, perhaps just a few million (or one-millionth of everyone),
throughout all of human history, will step forward and seize their inheritance
at its fullest.That is a very small
percentage of the human race that will enjoy their inheritance in full.And that places you in the smallest minority
in all of history, the minority of mature believers.
So, what sin are you
willing to commit and trade away your vast blessings?
You were not placed
here on this earth to grow up and retire in life, with nothing beyond that. Humanity was not placed here on this earth to
advance in his human endeavors, and to rule the galaxies.Mankind was not placed here on this earth to
restore the Garden of Eden.You were not
placed here on this earth, to accumulate earthly things.
In the coming days or
decades, you will pass away from this life just as generations before you, have
done.The real questions are:
What are you going to
take with you when you stand before Christ, divine production, or worldly
How are you going to
live your life now?
What principles are you
going to live by, and are you going to obey Gods mandates (all of them), or are
you going to pick and choose among them, or simply ignore them?
Are you going to make
an effort yourself, or are you going to expect someone else to do things for
Are you willing to
stick it out (spiritual growth), for the rest of your life, even (and especially)
if you don t get the things out of this life that you want.
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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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