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.
Friday | 26 August 2016
For many of us, the issue the Lord is addressing is not whether or not we want to serve Him. Rather, the issue before us is whether we are serving Him in the newness of the Spirit or trying to serve Him according to the flesh. The apostle Paul was clear that ‘the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God’. When we try to live as a Christian by the flesh, even though our fleshly motivations may be ‘good’, our mode and practices will always be controlling, and will attempt to overpower our fellow servants, both ‘for their good’ and ‘for our good’. We will define ‘love’ according to our assessment of what is ‘good’. We can be convinced that our motivations are ‘for...
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