As part of my Bible study this past week I was led to “the wages of sin is death” (February 3rd).
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. —Romans 6:23
I dug into this verse and it lead me to more and more scriptures that I needed to understand and to help me. Answered prayers. I just love that. I ended up writing up in my journal of about 4 different things.
A couple parts of it I will share today:
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. —1 Peter 3:15-17
Which led me to verses 1 & 2 on instructions on how to deal with my marriage. I really needed this reminder! I had many lessons to learn here and how to deal with my marriage and our conversations, and so on because the enemy can be relentless on trying to make me feel bad or guilty; even bringing up my past, and I’m a new creation in Christ! I’m not who I used to be and I do not enjoy the things I used to do. I’m so thankful the Lord has opened up my eyes to see.
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. —1 Peter 3:1-4
- gift//G5486; charisma: a gift of grace, a free gift
- Usage: a gift of grace, an undeserved favor
- Cognate: 5486 xárisma (from “grace,” 5485 /xáris) – properly, the operation of grace (divine favor), i.e. a grace-endowment to edify the Church (note the -ma suffix, focusing on the end-result of the endowment of grace).
- 5485; charis: grace, kindness. Usage: (a) grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ, (b) favor, (c) gratitude, thanks, (d) a favor, kindness.
- sanctify//G37; hagiazó: to make holy, consecrate, sanctify
- conversation//G391; anastrophé: behavior, conduct
- meekness//G4240; prautés: gentleness
- Usage: mildness, gentleness.
- For the believer, meekness (4240 /praýtēs, “gentle-force”) begins with the Lord’s inspiration and finishes by His direction and empowerment. It is a divinely-balanced virtue that can only operate through faith (cf. 1 Tim 6:11; 2 Tim 2:22-25).
Fight the Good Fight
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. —1 Timothy 6:11
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. —1 Timothy 2:22-25
To sum it up, how amazing is our Heavenly FATHER to have that unbelievable love towards us so that we can go back home. The free gift to us through CHRIST JESUS our LORD. HE IS the Alpha and Omega. God bless! Have a great weekend!
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Categories: February 2020