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You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
1 Peter 4:11
11 If any man [ei tis] speak [laleo], let him speak as [hos] the
oracles [logion] of God [theos]; if any man [ei tis]
minister [diakoneo], let him do it as [hos] of [ek] the ability [ischus] which [hos] God [theos] giveth [choregeo]: that [hina] God [theos] in [en] all things [pas] may be
glorified [doxazo] through [dia] Jesus [Iesous] Christ [Christos], to whom [hos] be [esti] praise [doxa] and [kai] dominion [kratos] for [eis] ever [aion] and ever [aion]. Amen [amen]. KJV-Interlinear
11 Whoever speaks, let him speak,
as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the
strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through
Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. NASB
Speaking, is the result
of the content of the soul.Doing
anything, is a result of the content of the soul.Even thinking, is obviously a result of the
content of the soul.
You cannot think, say,
or do anything, that has not first passed through your soul. Although, it may be questionable about the
thinking processes of some folks.However, that is more of a humorous perception than anything else.
Now here is the tough
part of human life.At war within you,
is the sin nature on the one hand and the spiritual side of you, on the other.
Here Peter, instructs
us to think, say and do everything in life, while in fellowship and under the
control of the Holy Spirit.Since being in
fellowship means sin free, then holding your tongue, holding your thoughts,
even holding your actions in check can be trying at times.
You cannot accomplish
this while under the control of the sin nature.
Everything given to
you, including the air that you breathe, the things you have, and the
circumstances that surround your life, are given to you in order that you can
advance to spiritual maturity, and use your possessions, situation, etc. in
such a manner as to help you advance to spiritual maturity, and practice Gods
Anything else is an
abuse of all that God has provided.
Only you can examine
your life and discover what you should or should not be thinking, saying, or
doing, with what God has provided you in your life.
It is easy to ignore
your responsibilities.It is easy to not
care about your responsibilities. It is
easy to redefine, or modify, or compromise your responsibilities. But when it
all comes down to the final say about your life, that say, will be in Christ s
hands, not yours.
When placing your life
in the hands of your sin nature, you might as well be rolling an infinite sided
pair of dice.Your winning number will never
But when placing your
life in the hands of God, then the result of your life will always be a winning
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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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