Thursday, September 14, 2017
But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
Greetings Bible Enthusiast!
A reader, MD, wrote to ask how we can know if we are doing the right thing. The best answer to that question is to pray, read, and study the Word of God which is our absolute guide to righteousness.
Also, she hopes to "get connected" with God again, but how? Like any relationship, our relationship with Jesus and God requires all the time, effort, and care that we can possibly give it.
Imagine how your best friend, or your spouse would feel if you gradually stopped calling, or talking, or visiting, or doing all the special little things that keep any relationship alive and well.
How much more so should we treasure and nurture our relationship with our Creator God, and our Savior Jesus Christ.
God Bless You!
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--TODAY'S DAILY NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. What is a cherub?
--TODAY'S BIT OF WISDOM/REFLECTION:
"A man can never be the same after hearing God's truth spoken in the power of the Holy Spirit; he will either obey and go forward, or ignore and die a little"
- Richard C. Halverson
A man was playing chess with his dog in the backyard. A neighbor noticed and commented, "Wow, I've never seen a dog play chess before. She must be very smart."
"Hah!" scoffed the man. "Not so smart. I've beaten her four out of five games."
--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:
Q. What is a cherub?
A. chubby baby with wings, NOT!
Then he set the cherubim inside the inner room; and they stretched out the wings of the cherubim so that the wing of one touched one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall. And their wings touched each other in the middle of the room.
1 Kings 6:27
Cherubim were winged creatures mentioned in various places in the Old Testament with their primary function being to guard and protect. An example is Genesis 3:24 where God placed cherubim at the east of the Garden of Eden after he drove Adam and Eve out.
Ezekiel 41:18 & 19 describes the cherubim guarding the temple as having two faces, one of a man and the other of a young lion. Archeological finds depict cherubim as being sphinx-like, winged creatures with human faces.