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6 Which [ho] is come [pareimi] unto [eis] you [humas], as [kathos][kai] it is in [en] all [pas] the world [kosmos]; and [kai] bringeth forth fruit [esti][karpophoreo], as [kathos] it doth also [kai] in [en] you [humin], since [apo] the [hos] day [hemera] ye heard [akouo] of it, and
[kai] knew [epiginosko] the grace [charis] of God [theos] in [en] truth [aletheia]: KJV-Interlinear
6 which has come to you, just as
in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it
has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the
grace of God in truth; NASB
The phrase, which has
come to you, is representative of a traveler who goes from place to place,
making himself known to everyone, everywhere he goes.
And this is the analogy
made of the gospel of Christ, by Paul.Since the Cross, some thirty years earlier, the gospel and doctrine, has
become known throughout the known world.Not only throughout the Roman empire, but beyond, to all corners of the
The means of this
accomplishment is not mentioned by Paul, but we do know that there were many
men and women who followed Pauls ministry and of
whom helped in that ministry in many ways.There were many people who participated in the ministries of the
Apostles, and many people who were not connected with these folks.All of whom traveled near and far to the
corners of the world, and thus the gospel and doctrine was spread in those
first few decades following the Cross.
The traveler, doctrine,
is not just any traveler.The typical
traveler goes to a place, does his business and then returns home.But doctrine goes to a place and then to the
next place, and then to the next place, making each destination his home,
remaining there forever, and making all places his home, and continues on and
on day and night, without rest, forever.This is the traveler, the Word of God.
And to every place that
doctrine goes, and this is an important principle, to every place that doctrine
goes, there is someone, or many someone s, who come to believe in Christ, or
who begin their spiritual life and spiritual growth toward maturity.
And in your life, there
will be those, whom you will never know, that will hear something from you, or
who will benefit from your efforts, in some way, and their life will change
infinitely, because of you.
Since before you heard
the gospel, since before you heard the doctrines of God, God had a plan for
your life.And you function in that plan
to His glory, when you make the right decisions to advance in your spiritual
growth, and therefore allow God to use you, in making the lives of untold numbers
of people, whom you will never know, better their lives forever.
Far too often people
seek approbation for the moment. They seek the recognition for entertaining you
for a short time, and that benefit is short lived, enhancing nothing lasting in
your life.Doctrine on the other hand,
is not entertaining, nor does it recognize you as an individual, but doctrine
has the power to enhance someone's life to beyond the imagination, and forever.
At some point in your
life, if you pursue your spiritual life, you will come to the understanding of
your role and how you can or will affect the lives of others, forever.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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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