Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Word Wednesday #32

"And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of." (2 Peter 2:2)

Oh, we see this today. Men denying God (verse 1) and speaking evil of the truth (verse 2). We should be grounding and rooting ourselves more and more in God and His truth. "But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;" (verse 12) "Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray . . ." (verse 15)

A more serious thought for Word Wednesday today, but something that need considering - it's in God's Word!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Amanda, and how relevant this verse truly is to our generation. It is a serious reminder, but it's in the Word only because of our Father's love for us!

My comments will have to be brief this morning, but I did want to share at least a little bit. This passage is so beautiful!! I know it's long, but just watch the perfect balance of truth and mercy in Jesus responses both to Simon on one hand and the woman on the other. So strong, yet so tender.

"And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. ~ Luke 7:37-48

~ Kenzi

Amanda Tero said...

Thanks for sharing, Kenzi! Ah yes! More of a balance between the two. :) May we be more like Jesus!

"As for God, His way is perfect . . ." Psalm 18:30

Janell said...

Hey Amanda,
The verses I want to share today are actually from yesterday's reading, but then the Lord brought them clearly to mind again this evening at the end of church.

Matt. 7:24,25
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Our pastor is still preaching in Proverbs on Wednesdays, and this evening he preached on Proverbs 21:5
"The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want."

The main principle he brought out was diligence, and it was so convicting. There is so much I am lax in, and then the verses from yesterday came to mind. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I fail so many times, and the Lord likens that to foolishness. I certainly do not want to be counted as a fool.

I think one of the things I'm the most thankful for is the Lord's speaking to me, and correcting me daily. I pray that I will learn to always obey His voice.

~ Janell

Amanda Tero said...

Thanks for your comment, Janell, and your openness. Honestly, you could have just about read my mind. ;) Today in my memory verse review was Proverbs 14:23, "In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury." Diligence is something that God has definitely been convicting my heart about and by His grace, he is helping me in this area today! (I must remember that it is a DAILY walk and I can't cling to the failures of yesterday) Like you said, oh how grateful I am for God's conviction!!! It is proof that He is indeed at work in my heart and life and cares enough about me personally to help me! :)

I'll be praying for you!

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise." (Proverbs 12:15)

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