For Reading and Meditation: 1 Peter 3:1-12
We are seeing that meekness is not a natural quality, but a spiritual one, and by reason of this all Christians should possess it. Over the past couple of days we have examined the importance of meekness and seen something of its nature; today, we examine what meekness is not. First, meekness (or humility) is not...
Bible Verses: 1 Peter 3:1-122 Timothy 4:1-16Psalms 37:11Psalms 149:4Isaiah 29:19
For Reading and Meditation: Psalm 149:1-9
We come now to Christ's third prescription for happiness: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5). How we have shied away from that word "meek". We have thought of meekness as weakness and thus have a totally wrong concept of what Jesus meant....
Bible Verses: Psalms 149:1-9Matthew 5:5James 1:12-21Zephaniah 2:3Galatians 5:22-231 Peter 3:4
The humble … shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. § Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. § The incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit … is very precious in the sight of God. § Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.Pursue … gentleness....
Bible Verses: Galatians 5:22Isaiah 29:19Matthew 18:3Matthew 18:41 Peter 3:41 Corinthians 13:41 Timothy 6:11Matthew 11:29Isaiah 53:71 Peter 2:211 Peter 2:23
Without faith it is impossible to please Him. § Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. § The Lord takes pleasure in His people. This is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully … But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. § The … beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit … is very precious in the sight of God.Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I...
Bible Verses: 1 John 3:22Hebrews 11:6Romans 8:8Psalms 149:41 Peter 2:191 Peter 2:201 Peter 3:4Psalms 50:23Psalms 69:30Psalms 69:31Romans 12:1
The incorruptible beauty. § Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. § He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. § Sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. § The incorruptible God.If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised...
Bible Verses: Matthew 5:131 Peter 3:41 Peter 1:23John 11:25Luke 20:36Romans 1:23Romans 8:9Romans 8:111 Corinthians 15:42Mark 9:50Ephesians 4:29
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