My readers sometimes ask why I love using Jesus’s Hebrew name, Yeshua. Sometimes I say, “That’s the name His mother called Him when it was time for dinner.”
Here’s that old confusing redemption and sanctification thing. Did you know Zechariah prophesied about it?
Does showing our good deeds — our good conduct — in the gentleness of wisdom looks different than “ordinary” deeds? On the surface, probably not. But …
Finally. The Ark of the Covenant is back in its designated place in Jerusalem in the Tent of Meeting King David had made. There is barely a mention in chapter 16 of sacrifices.
What attitude? You see, this is why context is so important. Context gives us balance and helps us walk out the truth in practical ways, without the impossible expectations.
We were created for a purpose. Isn’t that comforting? We were made for good deeds, yet our salvation doesn’t rest on them (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Isn’t that liberating?
The apostle Paul’s instructions in today’s verse are our instructions: utilize all of Scriptures — Genesis through to the Revelation.
Humbling ourselves within this context is placing ourselves under God’s authority, yes, but also under the authority of those who are more mature — those who have walked the faith journey longer.
Remember that old song, “What the world needs now, is love sweet love”? Hmm. I kind of agree, but to have a true sacrificial love, it takes a certain type of heart. A heart that comes from the Creator of the Universe — our Father.