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A Pleasing Servant

February 7, 2019

Matthew 12:15-21 NKJV
Behold, My Servant
15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all. 16 Yet He warned them not to make Him known, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
18 “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not quarrel nor cry out,
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench,
Till He sends forth justice to victory;
21 And in His name Gentiles will trust.”

A Pleasing Servant Knows God’s Will

  • Jesus God’s chosen servant in whom God is well pleased
    Fulfills prophecy and has God’s Spirit ––v15-18
    =>Knows God’s will and what pleases Him

A Pleasing Servant Has Righteous Judgement

  • Jesus proclaims Justice
    =>Has righteous judgement ––v18-19

A Pleasing Servant Encourages Trust/Hope in Jesus

  • Gentiles will trust/hope in Jesus name ––v20-21
    =>Encourages trust/hope in Jesus name

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Hebrews 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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How diligently are you seeking the Lord?

  1. Seeking to find out what pleases Him?
    Ephesians 5:8-11 NKJV
    Walk in Light
    8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
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    Galatians 1:9-10 NKJV
    Only One Gospel
    9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
  2. Seeking Him to judge righteously?
    Do not judge according to appearance ––Jn 7:24
    Do not judge unto condemnation ––Lk 6:37-39
    Judge using God’s word to discern good from evil ––He 5:11-14;Mt 7:6
    Judge to gently correct ––2Tim 2:24-26
  3. Seeking Him to encourage others to build their trust/hope in Jesus?
    Hebrews 12:12-13 NKJV
    Renew Spiritual Vitality
    12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
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    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NKJV
    Comfort in Suffering
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
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    Romans 12:12 NET
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction/suffering, faithful/devoted in prayer.

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Word Study
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From NetBible He 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

  • diligently[1567] = seek after carefully, crave

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From NetBible Gal 1:10
… For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

  • bondservant[1401] = devoted to Christ above one’s own interests

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From NetBible Mt 12:18
… He will declare justice[2920] to the Gentiles.

From NetBible Jn 7:24
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment[2920].

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From NetBible Is 42:1
… He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

  • justice[04941] = judgement, decide case
    *from [08199] = judge, govern, vindicate, punish

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From NetBible Ro 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction/suffering, faithful/devoted in prayer.

  • patient[5278] =  to preserve/abide: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ

Walk as Children of Light!

December 22, 2015

Ephesians 5:8-11 NASB … For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them …

From NetBible Eph 5:10

  • proving[1381] = to test, examine, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not)
  • acceptable[2101] = pleasing

From NetBible Eph 5:11

  • fellowship[4790] = share company, co-participate
  • reprove[1651] = convict, refute, correct, rebuke, expose

1 John 1:5-7 NASB … This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Walk as children of Light
=>Prove what is pleasing to the Lord
=>Reprove{Expose-Correct} what is not!

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Prove and Reprove

August 10, 2015

Prove what is pleasing to the Lord
Don’t be deceived
The fruit of light produces goodness, righteousness and truth.

Reprove – have no fellowship with works of darkness.

2 Corinthians 6:14 AMP
… Or how can light have fellowship with darkness?

The fruit of Light exposes(pierces) the darkness.

John 3:20-21 AMP
For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved. 21  But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are—wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God’s help, in dependence upon Him].

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Ephesians 5:6-11 KJV
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

NLT … Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins,  for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey him.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

From NetBible Eph 5:7

  • partakers[4830] = associate, companion

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit{light} is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

From NetBible Eph 5:10

  • proving[1381] = to test, examine, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not)
  • acceptable[2101] = pleasing

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

From NetBible Eph 5:11

  • fellowship[4790] = share company, co-participate
  • reprove[1651] = convict, refute, correct, rebuke, expose

Love in Deed and Truth

April 12, 2015

1 John 3:18 NASB
18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

From NetBible 1 Jn 3:18

  • *understand the first noun in each pair as produced by the second noun: Words are produced by the tongue, and the (righteous) deeds with which believers are to love one another are produced by the truth.

Words are produced by the tongue
Deeds are produced by Truth
=> The way we love one another is produced by Truth.

1 Peter 1:22 AMP
22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.
23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

Obedience to the Truth(Word of God) purifies the heart
This purification precedes the ability to love one another fervently.

Ephesians 5:8-11 NASB
8 … you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them …

 

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