Monday, January 18, 2021

Question – Jesus, 75

 ~ Regarding Love, 1of2 ~

Introduction  ~  This series is about questions involving Jesus.  Some were asked by individuals involved with Jesus Christ while He walked on earth.  Others are questions that Jesus Christ asked others.  We will look at questions on about 130 topics (some may split into two or more posts).  Even so, it is far from an exhaustive list. 

Scripture  ~  “‘There was a certain creditor who had two debtors.  One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.  And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both.  Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?

“Simon answered and said, ‘I suppose the one whom he forgave more.’

“And He said to him, ‘You have rightly judged.’  Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman?  I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.  You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.  You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil.  Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much.  But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.’   

“Then He said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’  

“And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’  Then He said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you.  Go in peace’” (Luke 7:41-50). 

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

God Is My… (Psalms), 46

 ~ God Is My Helper, 2 ~ 

Introduction  ~  Previously from July 16, 2017 through January 6, 2019 ALN posted a series of 60 posts of “Jesus is…,” and now we look exclusively at who “God is…” from the Book of Psalms.  While not a complete list these posts occur are in the same order they are in the Psalms. 

Passage  ~  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling” (Psalm 46:1-3).    

Prior Passage  ~  “But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.  And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him” (Psalm 37:39-40).

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Myth, 80

 ~ Christian Women Can Ignore Male Leadership ~

Myth  ~  As a woman I am accountable only to God.  I am not accountable to male leaders. 

Partial Truth  ~  Women are equal co-heirs in Christ with men (Galatians 3:26-29). 

Truth  ~  All Christians, male and female, are not only under the authority of God but also of their governmental, spiritual leaders, and women to their husbands.

Government:  “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.  Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves” (Romans 13:1-3).

Spiritual Leaders:  “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account.  Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you” (Hebrews 13:17).

Husbands:  “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear” (1 Peter 3:1-3).

Exception   ~  Responding to authority must always be within God’s commands.  In an extreme example if someone in authority asks you to murder someone it is a clear violation of God’s commands and should not be obeyed.

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.

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