Let's take a 'break' from our
'breaks' and take a moment to
reflect on the importance of
having a 'full' understanding about our own flesh.
1. We wouldn't be
so harsh in our 'judgment' of other 'Christians.'
Now that you have heard a few reasons
why it is important to have a full understanding about our own flesh, I
challenge you to read the scriptures listed below as they apply to each
of those statements so you can have a solid 'scriptural' grasp for your
own personal solid assurance AND to help you better explain to anyone who
would ask you about it!
2. We could better understand
the the non-interested, the successful, the losers, the depressed, the
frightened lost people today and then our judgment on them won't always
be so harsh.
3. We wouldn't be so harsh
on ourselves when we do what we do knowing we shouldn't do it and not doing
what we know we should be doing, etc.
4. We would be able to get
up and get going again 'after' we do something we shouldn't have, etc.
5. We wouldn't be deceived
by the modern 'strong' christian 'guilt preaching' preacher pushing for
sinninglessness - supposedly backed up by scripture (even though they don't
believe in having the scriptures / rightly dividing / KJB, etc..)
6. We will actually know the
details of our foundation... a) being cut away by the operation of God;
b) being made "dead to sin" compared to being "dead in sins."
7. We could have a fairly
decent and honest 'expectation' of the rewards of our judgment seat of
Christ, knowing that our rewards will be based on Paul's writings, NOT
the gospels, NOT the OT, NOT the books Hebrews to Jude.
8. This understanding would
help us 'repent' and turn to God from idols to serve the living and true
God... and be transformed by the renewing our our mind to prove what is
that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
9. This understanding would
give us that hope, joy, peace that so many people lack today.
10. This understanding would even
make us more thankful that we don't have to fear God's severity, but instead
we can be thankful for God's goodness, forbearance, longsuffering and kindness.
The following Scriptures
are provided for your own study of the above statements.
The above study is in no way 'exhaustive'
in its presentation. Hopefully, this will just give you more of an
incentive to study your scriptures. Remember that in the days of the gospels,
Jesus told those 'religious' people that they erred not knowing the scriptures.
People today still err because they don't know the scriptures! (and
because of their intense love of money... I Timothy
14:19 - or just all of Romans chapter
2:5; Ephesians 2:2-3; Ephesians 2:11-12; Titus 3:3
6:1-14; Romans 6:15-23
2:11-15; Romans 6:2; Ephesians 2:5
Corinthians 5:10; I Corinthians 3:9-15 (especially vs 13);
2:4; Acts 26:18,20; Romans 12:1,2, I Thessalonians 1:9,10
15:13; II Corinthians 5:21
3:15; Romans 2:4; Titus 3:4
Today, we have our own personal bible,
printed in a fashion that makes it easy and comfortable for us to read
AND study. We have no excuse today but I have heard plenty of them
- I even have come up with a few of my own recently!
As we near 'their end' and 'our beginning'
11:22), the devil will be trying to wear out God's people
out more and more - don't let him get you! Daniel
7:25 -And he shall speak great words against
the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High...