What Does This Mean? | August 2015
There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden. Yet that is certainly not the case for us now! In Paul’s words, ‘creation has been subjected to futility’. Rom 8:20. This situation was triggered when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took the whole human race into sin and independence. Every day, the world experiences ‘futility’ in the form of suffering, sickness, fear and death. God subjected mankind to futility in hope, so we could ‘be set free from its slavery into the freedom of the glory of the children of God’. Rom 8:21. His plan is not just for suffering to cease. He wants to deliver us into the kind of sonship that will never again fall. In fact, He has provided everything we need to grow to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Monday | 25 July 2016
Love is a capacity that we receive from the Holy Spirit, who pours the love of God into our hearts. It is, therefore, the expression, or fruit, of a person who has been born of the Spirit. Paul listed it as the first fruit of the Spirit, writing, ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law’. Paul commended the Christians in Colossae for this expression of the love of God, having been informed by Epaphras of their ‘love in the Spirit’. John said that we know that we are ‘of God’ because we love one another. To be ‘of God’ is to have received the divine nature. This is evident in our culture, or the way that we live in fellowship with one another as sons of God. This fellowship is not a state of association based...
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What Does This Mean?
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