1 Peter 2:4-5 (AMP)
Come to Him [the risen Lord] as to a living Stone which men rejected and threw away, but which is choice and precious in the sight of God. 5 You [believers], like living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house for a holy and dedicated priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, 12 training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. 14 He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
Jude 1:4 (AMP)
For certain men have crept in stealthily [gaining entrance secretly by a side door]. Their doom was predicted long ago, ungodly (impious, profane) persons who pervert the grace (the spiritual blessing and favor) of our God into lawlessness and wantonness and immorality, and disown and deny our sole Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ,
2 CORINTHIANS 10:5 (AMP)
What does it mean to bring things or even oneself to the obedience of Christ?
How do you apply this Scripture in your daily life?
I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope.
Psalm 130:5 (AMPC)
In this world of “quick fixes” and “hurry up” it is hard to focus ones attention on God and waiting on Him for wisdom, direction or for prayers to be answered. I invite you to walk by faith not by sight. Trust in God for everything. Have patience and look forward to God moving in your life.
Blessings and Peace,
Barbara J Couch, MDiv.