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The words that I speak to you, they are Spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
The Lord’s Day, March 28, 2021
to our church & fellowship
In the forest she got lost Eat the porridge at all cost For just right she made the test As for food and also rest Must be right and nothing less So God called it righteousness It must be at the right time With God’s vision it must rhyme A vision for Abraham Concerning the Holy lamb The word of the Lord, it was For a very holy cause Abraham’s offspring, will be The saviour for you and me Cover sins for all mankind Just the right thing for our mind
Test results will be the best That your souls will be at rest Mind renewal by His might Final outcome be just right The fullness of time took place At Christ’s coming, the first phase The second time He will return The right time we can’t discern She and bears, not the same race At one time came face to face After years or could be days We shall face the throne of grace Like Goldilocks we can choose That our strength we do not lose It’s his Word that makes us strong That just right, we’ll move along
Genesis 16:1-6; Romans 12 1-2; Gelation 4:4; Hebrews 4:16.
We know how much people suffer because they give attention to judgments other people pass upon them. Unfortunately, this takes place also in the church. Christians are many times guilt of passing judgment on others, many times not true. Romans 14:13 is a stern exhortation from Paul to us all not to be this kind of stumbling block to others. Many people can be both emotionally and spiritually broken because of our careless talk. Paul speaks in the first person plural, including himself in the category of people passing judgment. Whether he was including himself for the sake of identification with his readers or was, in fact, guilty, we cannot know. However, we know that he is encouraging us to stop passing judgment towards others. Those who are weak need encouragement, not condemnation. Jesus spoke harsh words about the matter when he alluded that one should drown himself than to cause one of these little ones to stumble (Luke 17:2).
PRAYING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION It is soon Easter time.. and as we were once and our children are today… look forward to eat Easter eggs and figolli.  Like my children who happen to love animals, cant understand yet that the "Lamb" was sacrificed, killed and burned..... yet my boys already understand that the lamb should stand close to the shepherd, so when the wolf comes around, it will be safe… We need to pray that in simple ways, Bible principles are taught to our children. Since they can understand basic logic, they will be able to apply it now or later in life.. Praying for them now and investing quality time to enforce the truth in their lives…will protect them later.
Romans 14:13 Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
many years the couple have been married, the relationship should have “no wrinkles,” that is, no appearance of age. Yes, the couple do age in time, and their bodies very well shows it. However, the marriage should remain young and should sparkle. This is one reason why the euphoric love that we mention several times must remain sustained by continually filling the “love tank.” Paul also adds the words ‘or anything’, which will then give the end result of a marriage without blemish. This means being spotless, free from faultiness.” This is the same word in the Greek translation, where the Hebrew Bible is referring to the spotless lamb, which was to be offered to God as a sacrifice. (Leviticus 22:21). This is how a marriage should be—pure in attitude and action, a “living sacrifice” (Rom. 12:1). Each member of the union must be dedicated to Jesus and committed to Him, and the natural result in a marriage would by an undying love, growing and maturing till death do them part. REFLECTION Are you filling your love tank to keep your marriage without spot or wrinkle and without blemish?
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WOL Marriage Devotion
While teaching about marriage, Paul uses concepts from Christ’s sacrifice to give vivid examples. One of them is about the husbands’ moral responsibilities. Nevertheless, this concept of obedience must come from both husband and wife. The noun “spot” (Gr. spilos), occurs only twice in the New Testament, and the meaning in both is figurative. Peter calls ungodly people “spots,” that is, moral defects (2 Pet. 2:13). Paul’s use is a little more unique in he where he writes that the sanctifying love of the Christian husband for his wife is a love that is without spot, that is…any moral stain (Eph. 5:27). That indeed prevents adultery, pornography, and other stains that destroy so many marriages. Unfortunately, several spouses (including sexually provocative wives) are active in the sins mentioned above. This will spoil any relationship because it was never in God’s design for human sexuality to be used in this way. In the same verse, Paul adds that such a marriage is also without a wrinkle. Wrinkle is a Greek word that pictures or indicates age or disease. In this context, no matter how
Couples love each other as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, to be without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. (a paraphrase of Ephesians 5:25-27)