Gal 4:1-7 The Scriptures 1998+ (1) And I say, for as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, though he is master of all, (2) but is under guardians and trustees till the time prearranged by the father. (3) So we also, when we were children, were under the elementary matters of the world, being enslaved. (4) But when the completion of the time came, Elohim sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under Torah, (5) to redeem those who were under Torah, in order to receive the adoption as sons. (6) And because you are sons, Elohim has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, “Abba, Father!” (7) So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, also an heir of Elohim through Messiah.
Through the work of God His Son the world has found ways to come to the Most High God and find the bread of life. They only have to find the door to life, the true vine, which is Jeshua or Jesus Christ, the Messiah. But man shall have to make the right choices and have to decide either to continue following man’s teachings and human dogmas or to follow the Word of God and the teachings of his only begotten beloved son.
“… doing the works of God”
In John 6 today we have an elaborate account of the feeding of a multitude with loaves and fishes. The story is familiar to us, it is the one miracle of Jesus that is recorded in all 4 gospels. Afterwards they cross Galilee, it is evident that Jesus has a great number of followers (would be disciples!) at this stage; he chides them,
“Do not labour for the food that perishes but for the food that endures to eternal life” (verse 27).
Most do not get the point! Do we? Many are very interested in being able to do remarkable things,
“they said to him, ‘What must we do, to be doing the works of God?’” (verse 28).
They find the answer of Jesus unsatisfactory – do we? They do not get his point when he says,
“This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent” (verse 29).
Belief is proved by what that belief causes us to think and then do!
Jesus next develops the concept of spiritual bread in contrast to what they have recently taken part in. They only listen to him, we could say, with one ear; only picking up what they want to hear! It has become the same in a sense in these days, sort of reading with one eye!
Jesus proceeds to tell them,
“This is the will of my Father that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” (verse 40).
How do we get our minds into true focus so that we ‘look on’ Jesus in a way pleasing to the Father?
The next verse tells us,
“So the Jews grumbled about him …” (verse 41)
and Jesus says,
“Do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him (or her) up on the last day” (verse 44).
“after this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him” (verse 66).
Let us think – what kind of person does the Father, the great and utterly wonderful Creator of all things “draw (to) him” through the work of his Son? What do we read in the last chapter in Isaiah?
“… this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word” (verse 2).
With what attitude of mind do we read the word of God?
Preceding article: The Son can do nothing of his own accord
- Looking for a primary cause and a goal that can not offer philosophers existing beliefs
- Necessity of a revelation of creation 1 Works of God and works of man
- Necessity of a revelation of creation 3 Getting understanding by Word of God 1
- Necessity of a revelation of creation 4 Getting understanding by Word of God 2
- “Who is The Most High” ? Who is thee Eternal? Who is Yehovah? Who is God?
- God of gods
- Attributes to God
- Only One God
- God is one
- Jehovah Yahweh Gods Name
- I am that I am Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh אהיה אשר אהיה
- Lord and owner
- The Immeasurable Grace bestowed on humanity
- Slave for people and God
- Servant for the truth of God
- Who was Jesus?
- Seeing Jesus
- The True Vine
- Servant of his Father
- For the Will of Him who is greater than Jesus
- Signs of the Last Days
- Truth, doubt or blindness
- Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 4
- Hearing words to accept
- The Servant’s Prayer
- As Christ’s slaves doing the Will of God in gratitude
- Looking for a shepherd for the sheep and goats
- Looking on what is going on and not being of it
- Why did Christ not reveal the exact time of his second coming?
- Earthly benefits of following Christ (yoursuccessinspirer.com)
One way is open: / Follow the Lord Jesus Christ; / And follow him well. / Give your whole life to Him.
- Resurrection Sunday Church Flow (curlychristians.com)
What a great weekend remembering, praising and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the greatest sacrifice in history followed by the greatest victory in history.
- The Passion of Jesus Christ (standupforthetruth.com)
How we respond, no matter the outcome of this controversy, will speak volumes about our profession as disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Easter – Transformed by the Resurrection – Catholic Inspiration (studyprayserve.com)
The grace of Jesus Christ inspired the disciples to go out to the world – carrying their crosses – with the power of the Lord’s triumph.
- ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ has pageantry but lacks clarity in sound (villages-news.com)
Yes, it is a rock opera and herein lies the beauty and the traps of the stage. Director Sylvia Viles bravely takes a modern-day approach to tell the story and heavily relies on motion and pageantry. The trap is that lyrics do not exactly quote the Gospel, therefore, if the sound and diction are not close to perfection, the audience gets lost.
- Walk in God’s Path (heartfixxer.wordpress.com)
Whenever way face a crossroads, we should rely on the aid of God’s Spirit to guide us in our decision making. Be thankful for God’s guidance, walk in His ways, allow Him to light your path.
- Unashamed! (pastorsstudy.blogspot.com)
The reality is there are many things in my life for which I bear both guilt and shame, and I dare say that is true about all of us. For as the Word of God reminds us,
Now, if by placing your faith and trust and life in the hands of the risen Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, you discover that your sins and their guilt have been dealt with and if you discover that Jesus bore your shame and that you are now brought into an eternal loving relationship with the God who created and is sovereign over all things, of what are you ashamed?
- Bible Verse of the Day – Galatians 2:20 (worldeventsandthebible.com)
Think about this scripture for a moment and consider the depth of it. Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God came in the flesh to teach us how to live. To teach us how we should share the scriptures and be better people. More yet, He loves us so much He came to die for us so that our sins would be washed away if we choose to believe in Him.
- it’s all about relationships #comeandsee (derekmaul.wordpress.com)
As men’s leaders we are called to be evangelists of significant relationships. We will never successfully invite men into a deeper relationship with God unless we first invite them into real relationships with one-another.
- The Lord’s prayer (betsybeadhead.com)