STUDIES FROM BRETHREN IN CHRIST

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In darkness there is nothing revealed.
Many are called but few are chosen, shown by their willingness
to pursue His truth over that of the impulsiveness of flesh.
It is God that declares morality.


... " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
and with all your mind.' This is the first and great ..." ~ Matthew 22:37-38


The thoughts of the bottom of one’s heart discloses true desire
and or the ability to control it. It can be a challenge to allow His truth
to enlighten ones heart if one does not wish to hear.


"... second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two
commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." ~ Matthew 22:39-40


As sand blows upon the dunes of life, our encounters in flesh
expose a greater call to spirit over that which decays before us all.
The Word reveals that our highest quality is to love life, and
with those that would share in cherishing this, blessings come.


"Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them,
for this is the Law and the Prophets." ~ Matthew 7:12


Without others we are nothing.

"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
~ John 15:12


We were created to enjoy what God designed; love for,
and of, one another. To the shame of our hearts we all fall short.
To be in the circle of love more often than not reveals blessings over
the curse where hate consumes the soul.


Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem others better than himself. ~ Philippians 2:3


In caring for others is where life can fullest be seen. Only in compassion
for others divulges the true height of love. Selfishness and or contempt
is an empty box of no returns leaving the heart alone and lonely.


He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother,
is in darkness until now. ... ~ 1st John 2:9-11


Hate and despising others is what devours a soul in the darkness of heart.

... He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his
brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer ... ~ 1st John 3:14-16


It is love that lifts a soul higher than life itself. Love is greater
than we can know, where heaven generously sprinkles its’ gifts.


... "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within,
out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, ..." ~ Mark 7:20-23


Fighting words often condemn one in a merciless reprisal.

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, ...
~ 1st Corinthians 5:1-2


Without punishment for actions, lawlessness can become the rule of
disorder. Morality is a set of righteous principles handed down by God
Himself. All liars are immoral. It is an instruction to shun the unrepentful.


... punishment which was inflicted by the majority
is sufficient for such a man, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 2:5-8


A true repenting soul should be welcomed over the haughty hearts of
rejection. Grudges serve no one. It is punishment for sin that exposes
a soul to repentance or not. Sin should not be treated as casual.
Angels rejoice in the face of repentance.


The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and
the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. ~ Proverbs 8:13


Without mercy in heart, the arrogant see not God but their own
anger buries them. The house of God is all about us in all of our travels.
All cursing defiles His holiness.


... this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God
must love his brother also. ~ 1st John 4:20-21


For His truth to shine upon a heart, His ways must be observed,
otherwise the deception of excuses accept sin without recourse.
There will be no notes from mommy excusing the guilty.


Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, ... ~ Romans 12:9-11


True love makes no excuse and holds no guilt.
In pursuit of Him, all are lifted higher.


... in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine
showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech ... ~ Titus 2:7-8


In wisdom the heart refines that true character of brilliant godliness,
and this is what we all struggle to achieve.


Character reflects one’s image
Pattern of good works:
   In doctrine
           ● showing integrity
           ● reverence
           ● incorruptibility
           ● sound speech
               cannot be condemned

Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
~ 1st Peter 2:17


His Word is plain without exception.
It is man that diverges from the holiness He calls for.


"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long
upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you." ~ Exodus 20:12


Honor is a trait best observed opening the wells of love and respect.

'You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of
an old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.' ~ Leviticus 19:32


The experience of time, if endured, delivers the exceptional.

... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having
our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience ... ~ Hebrews 10:19-22


All open hearted examine the truth of His Words
were His own sacrifice seals our salvation.


We see God because we see Jesus
Boldness to enter the Holiest
    ↘ by the blood of Jesus
        by a new and living way
               ┗► which He consecrated for us
                                ┗► through the veil
                                                          ┗► His flesh

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who
promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love
and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, ...
~ Hebrews 10:23-25


Attachment to God has no separation
in encouraging one another as we rise back to Him.
There is an urgency as all are limited in our time together.


... if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, ... ~ Hebrews 10:26-27


His water is that of life, and where there is no repentance, the
desert of darkness drowns the faithless. A guilty heart can be a sign of
repentance otherwise a seared conscience ignores any kind of decency.
A true heart is the highest of all appreciations life can deliver.


... trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by
which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
~ Hebrews 10:28-29


By not exalting His glorious act, offering salvation to all, dismissing His
love denies the love for all. Woe to us if we dismiss love for each other,
especially the brethren. Grumbling is an act of defiance in the dark.


... "The LORD will judge His people." It is a fearful thing to fall
into the hands of the living God. ~ Hebrews 10:30-31


It will be the Lord that will shine His truth on all of our actions.
His is a realm where only the righteous dwell.


Love is the pattern God looks for
Do unto others as you would have them do to you
Laws: Love the Lord with your all & neighbor as self
On these 2 laws hang all the Law and the Prophets
Esteem others better than self
Whoever hates his brother is a murderer / no eternal life
What comes out of one is what defiles one
Shun the immoral unless repentance turns then forgive
Law: he who loves God must love his brother also
Let love be without hypocrisy serving the Lord
Show yourself to be a pattern of good works free of guilt
Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God.
Draw near to God w/true heart in full assurance
Willfully sinning after knowing His truth condemns

Life is in God over contempt for others.
Darkness holds the emptiness of all that cannot be found.




 

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