Posts Tagged ‘Obedience to the Truth’

Sincere Love of God and Others

February 15, 2016

 

1 Timothy 5:1-2 AMPC … Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers; 2 [Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.

Treat others as if in a family relationship, “in all purity”.

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Remember these questions: Without obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit can there be any real/sincere biblical love for each other? For the Father and the Son?

The answers are found in 1 Peter 1:21-23. 🙂

Biblical sincere love of God and others comes only through Christ.

Biblical sincere love(a pure heart) does not exist apart from obedience to the Truth(ever living&lasting Word) through the Holy Spirit. –1 Pe 1:21-23

Biblical sincere love is not only clinging to what is good, it is also separating, departing from evil.  –Ro 12:9

* Interesting how this is related to “abiding” in Christ and “doctrine” 

=> only the one who continues in the doctrine of Christ(does not go off the map) lives and has both the Father and the Son and is able to have sincere biblical love. –2 Jn 1:9

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1 Peter 1:21-23 AMPC … Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God. 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, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

From NetBible 1 Pe 1:22

  • NKJV … Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
  • BBE … And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • pure[2513] = clean
    – purified by fire
    – like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit
    – free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine
  • “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.

From NetBible Ro 12:9

  • NASB … Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
  • BBE … Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
  • NRSV … Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • hate[655] = abhor, separate from[575]
  • hold fast[2853] = cling, keep company with, be united, glue together

From Commentary 2 Jn 1:9

  • NRSV … Everyone who does not abide in the teaching of Christ, but goes beyond it, does not have God; whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
  • to advance beyond the limits of the (Christian) doctrine
    => contains an ironical allusion to the pretensions of the false teachers to have advanced to a “higher” degree of knowledge.
    *From Zondervan KJV Study Bible -this going too far refers to the Gnostics who believed they had advanced beyond the teachings of the apostles(doctrine of Christ). This especially refers to the true teaching about Christ as the incarnate God-man(fully God-fully man -word made flesh(Jn 1:14) at birth). The Gnostics believed the Holy Spirit came temporarily upon the man Jesus between His baptism and crucifixion
  • Anyone who goes beyond the doctrine of Christ(follows off the map)
    => has no “true” knowledge or relationship to God or Christ
  •  It is necessary not merely to believe in God but to believe in Him “through Christ” (1 Pe 1:21).

 

2 John 1:5-11 AMPC … And now I beg you, lady (Cyria), not as if I were issuing a new charge (injunction or command), but [simply recalling to your mind] the one we have had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it]For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) in bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves (take care) that you may not lose (throw away or destroy) all that we and you have labored for, but that you may [persevere until you] win and receive back a perfect reward [in full]. 9 Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him{as a fellow Christian}] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. 11 For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings.
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Abba! Father!

January 8, 2016

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Galatians 4:6-7 AMPC … And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father! 7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.

Romans 8:14-18 AMPC … For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! 16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God. 17 And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory. 18 [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!

If we are His children then we are His heirs
The Cry Abba Father means complete submission/surrender
Only if we we share His suffering then we will share His glory …

Special obedience is learned through sharing in His suffering …

This results in the purifying of your faith resulting in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

 
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Hebrews 5:8 AMPC … Although He[Jesus] was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered.

Mark 14:36 AMPC … And He[Jesus] was saying, Abba, [which means] Father, everything is possible for You. Take away this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You [will].

1 Peter 1:6-7 NASB … In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

James 1:3-4 AMPC … Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. 4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

From NetBible Ja 1:4

  • NIV … Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  • NASB … Let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
  • NLT … …when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
  • MSG … So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
  • NRSV … Let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.
  • NKJV … Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Abide in the Teaching of Christ

April 25, 2015

2 John 1:8-11 AMP
8 Look to yourselves (take care) that you may not lose (throw away or destroy) all that we and you have labored for, but that you may [persevere until you] win and receive back a perfect reward [in full].
9 Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement.
11 For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings.

From NetBible 2 Jn 1:9

  • NRSV … Everyone who does not abide in the teaching of Christ, but goes beyond it, does not have God; whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

From Commentary 2 Jn 1:9

  • to advance beyond the limits of the (Christian) doctrine,”
    => contains an ironical allusion to the pretensions of the false teachers to have advanced to a “higher” degree of knowledge.
  • Anyone who goes beyond the doctrine of Christ
    => has no “true” knowledge or relationship to God or Christ
  •  It is necessary not merely to believe in God but to believe in Him “through Christ” (1 Peter 1:21).

1 Peter 1:21-23 AMP
21 Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.
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, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

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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Treat Others In All Purity

March 28, 2015

1 Timothy 5:1-2 AMP
1 Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers;
2 [Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.

Treat others as if in a family relationship, “in all purity”.

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 – the ever living, ever lasting Word of God,
through the Holy Spirit purifies the heart. This purification precedes the ability to love one another fervently.

John 14:21 AMP
21 The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]

Obedience to the Truth reveals the one who really loves the Father and the Son – Jesus Christ. This is the one who the Son reveals Himself to.

Without obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit can there be any real/sincere biblical love for each other? For the Father and the Son?

Prayer:
Philippians 1:9-11 NKJV
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be *sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

From NetBible Phil 1:10

  • sincere[1506] = found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light, tested as genuine, unspotted
  • *from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested
    as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

What a beautiful picture of a sincere pure heart!

The heart of one with a “sincere” devotion to the Lord will be found pure when examined and judged by the Son, the light of the world. It will be a heart that has willingly submitted to Lord’s searching and cleansing.

Sincere Love

July 4, 2014

Romans 12:9 AMPC …  [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.

From NetBible Ro 12:9

  • NASB … Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
  • BBE … Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
  • NRSV … Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • hate[655] = abhor, separate from[575]
  • hold fast[2853] = cling, keep company with, be united, glue together

* Sincere love = both turning, separating from evil{hate evil} and clinging to good{fix your mind on good}

1 Peter 1:22 AMPC … 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.

From NetBible 1 Pe 1:22

  • NKJV … Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
  • BBE … And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart
  • sincere[505] = genuine, without hypocrisy
  • pure[2513] = clean
    – purified by fire
    – like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit
    – free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine
  • * “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.

* Sincere love = obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit