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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:52 AM

Our Daily Walk
by F.B. Meyers November 28

 

Spiritual Food

Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work. — 2 Tim 3:16-17 NET

 

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” — John 6:51 NET

 

It is the artifice of many advertisers of the present day to secure customers for patent foods by associating the figure of some person in perfect health and strength with the article of diet they desire to recommend. It is certain that spiritual health and power can only be produced when the spirit is dieted on the Word of God.

From his earliest boyhood, the young Timothy had been instructed in the Holy Scriptures. When the Apostle first met him there was a rich subsoil of knowledge of the Old Testament, in which the seed of the Gospel message readily germinated. Perhaps the reason for the instability of some of our young people is that Eunice and Lois in our Christian homes fail to do for the children what mothers and grandmothers did for previous generations.

It is not necessary to discuss all that is involved in Inspiration, as the Apostle uses that term; nor is it necessary to be profoundly familiar with books of theology before we are able to pronounce on it. Inspiration is a quality which is apprehended by the spiritual taste, just as the tongue can detect sweetness or briny saltness of flavour. The Bible is the Word of God, and the whole of it is profitable for one of the four uses mentioned in 2Ti 3:16.

We should read the Bible daily, and it is helpful to use the references and discover the parallel passages. It is good sometimes to kneel down and turn what we read into prayer. We must get beyond the outside husk to the inner kernel, as we “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest.” Ask the Spirit of God to give you some message directly for yourself.

There are some kinds of food which are destitute of the properties that sustain life. But Christ is all we want, and every faculty of our nature can be satisfied in Him. He is the Living Bread, on Whom we must feed if we would have eternal life. It is not the Bible only, but the Christ of whom it speaks who is the true spiritual food of the soul. “He that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.”

 

 

 

Prayer

O Lord, open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Amen.

 



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:59 AM

Daily Light Devotional Daily Light on the Daily Path
Prepared by Jonathan Bagster and Other Members of His family.

November 28

MORNING


As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26

Not every one that saith.... Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Matt. 7:21

Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Heb. 12:14

Add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. II Pet. 1:5-10

By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph. 2:8, 9



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 10:38 AM

Grace


This information is quoted from "Strong's Greek Dictionary" located in E-Sword.

Emphasis and highlights are my own.

 

Grace  G5485 - χάρις  - charis (khar’-ece)

From G5463 (to be full of “cheer”, that is calmly happy or well off);

graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual;
especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude):

Translated into the following English words:  - acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).

 

G5463
A primary verb; to be full of “cheer”, that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well:

Translated into the following English words: - farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hail, joy (-fully), rejoice.

 

Saved

G4982
σώζω  sōzō  sode’-zo
From a primary word σῶς sōs̄ (contraction for the obsolete σάος saos, “safe”); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):
Translated into the following English words: - heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

 

 

According to the above Strong's definitions, Ephesians 2:8 should be understood to say that.....
By the divine influence in your life, are you delivered and protected!

 

not by your own influence or the influence of the world...

 

 

I challenge all to look up and study the rest of the words in these verses, in the Strong's Greek Dictionary, and see what the Holy Spirit might revel to your heart. As a matter of fact, study all of the Word of God in this way... with the influence of Holy Spirit, God's Word will come alive! If submitted to and obeyed, it will change your life and the 'Light of Christ' will begin to shine out of you and influence the world around you, to the honor of God and a witness of His Truth.