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1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks for this is the desirous will of God in Christ Jesus unto you.
Thankfulness is an attitude of gratitude due to a favorable disposition towards someone. Within the Christian life, thankfulness comes from being filled by the Holy Spirit, while speaking psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to yourself, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, which results in giving thanks in all things to God (Ephesians 5:18-20).
Because humans were not thankful, did not have a favorable opinion of God, even during a time when they all knew God, we see the impact today of the mind turning to futility with theories that are preposterous being presented as factual, such as evolution and false religions, along with the rejection of truth in every aspect of life. These all come from a lack of appreciation for what God provided for them (Romans 1:21). In the same way, when we are not seeking to fulfill the desires of the Spirit, we forget to be thankful for what God provides for us and lose sight of the fact that we have been washed from our sins while going back to wallowing in the filth of the old man like a dog returning to its vomit (2 Peter 1:9; 2:22).
It is a thankful thing that even though we still have a sin nature, that will manipulate us into doing wrong if we seek to live by law, because we live out from faith we have freedom from it in Christ and therefore with the mind we serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of the sin nature (Romans 7:25). Now there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus (Romans […]
As The Elect, Colossians 3:12-13
Affections of Pity
Objectivity of Mind
Bearing One Another (Putting Up With)
Being Gracious, Colossians 3:13
Not Forgiving, but Having an Attitude Whereby You Give a Benefit Without Consideration of Merit
It is directed at yourself
Being kind to one another and gracious to yourselves, Ephesians 4:32
Also Directed at Others, Colossians 3:13
The Bond of Unity, Colossians 3:14
The Unity of the Spirit, Ephesians 4:3
Unity in Christ, Colossians 2:18-19
Maturity, Hebrews 6:1
The Peace of God Umpiring In Your Hearts, Colossians 3:15
Peace of God is not having a Ruffled Mind
Christ Left His Peace, John 14:27
It is not a peace from the world (The world does not know the way of peace), Romans 3:17
The Truth Christ Revealed to the Disciples of the New Relationship is So that We Have Peace, John 16:33
Peace Comes from Framing Our Minds on the Things of the Spirit, Romans 8:6
The Kingdom of God is not about food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy, Romans 14:17
Our God is not of Confusion, but Peace, 1 Corinthians 14:33
This Peace is an Aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22
It is a Peace that Surpasses the Mind, Philippians 4:7
In Contrast to Those Who Umpire Against Us, Colossians 2:18
Human Umpiring is Against Us – Focusing on the “No”
God’s Peace Umpires by giving us an unruffled mind that focuses on the […]
If with the tongues of men and angels I speak, but do not have love, I become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophecy and I perceive all mysteries and know all things, and I have all faith so that to move a mountain, but do not have love I am nothing. And if I give all my goods and if I give my body in order to be burned, but do not have love, it profits nothing – 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
As Christians, we are instructed to love one another as Christ loved us. Our commandment is to love the brethren and when we are loving we will not violate any law. However, there is also a love related to the world system that often gets mixed into the true love we are to show towards those of the Church.
A new commandment I give to you, in order that you should love one another just as I have loved you, in order that also you should love one another – John 13:34
I recently encountered an example of this worldly type of love in a story of a barber that goes down to the local park in his city each week, bringing his own power and supplies, to offer free haircuts to the homeless. Now at first this may seem like a wonderful thing to do. Even perhaps an expression of love. But is it God’s quality of love, or a human love that is seeking to usurp the love of God?
The love of God seeks the best for the one loved. Is offering a benefit to those who refuse to work an expression of God’s love or human […]
Let us pay attention to what God wants in our lives, not the desires Satan present to us trying to get us to act independent. We can know the desirous will of God for us in any situation (Romans 12:2). Our life should not be focused on the things we have but, especially today as we draw near to the end, on fellowshipping with the saints (Hebrews 10:25). Find a good church, or group of saints, that has a pastor that cares about them. One that teaches the truth and shepherds the saints so they can grow in the grace of God and learn how to live out the salvation God has given them. That is what really matters in this life. We brought nothing in, we are taking nothing out. The only thing that is important in our lives is Christ in us.
I have been co-crucified with Christ, indeed I live, not I, but Christ lives in me and that life I now have in flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, the One loving me and delivered Himself over on my behalf – Galatians 2:20