Jesus is still Revealing Himself and His Message
John and Greg discuss John 20 which speaks of what happened when the disciples discovered that Jesus was not in the tomb. Mary Magdeline cried and had no idea of what Jesus told the disciples of what would happen regarding his death, burial, and resurrection. They point out to us that God will reveal to us what we need to know at the time we need to know it. They continue to share that this is another reason to abide with God. It’s in our daily communion with Lord, reading his word, hearing his voice, and writing down what he says is how he will reveal himself and his will to us. In this chapter Jesus reveals himself to Mary, the disciples, and also Thomas. When he appears to the disciples one of the first things he says to them and in turn revealing his message is, “As the father has sent me, I am sending you”. As we abide the Lord will not only reveal himself to us but he will reveal his message and plan which is simple; share the gospel. Tell everyone that Jesus will not hold their sin against them, repent and turn your heart to Jesus. They continue to encourage us to get started and share our testimony of how God saved us and give them the opportunity to give their hearts to Jesus.
Fear the Lord and Shunning evil brings health to the body
In this moment of wisdom found in Proverbs 3:7-8 Greg shares how this wisdom moment for today looks like the best health care program. He then shares what we must do according to God’s word. The first thing is not to be wise in our own eyes, which is pride often resulting in spiritual blindness.
We have to fear the Lord, which is a progressive revelation that though we may have much of the fear of The Lord in our life, there is still so much more to go. Our God enjoys and honors us maxing out in fearing The Lord. Fearing the Lord is to be aware of Him always, to be aware of His commands and seeking to follow them with all our heart, soul, mind and strength all the while being aware of the kindness and sternness of God.
However, this is done when we shun, persistently avoid, ignore or reject evil. Although evil appears to be evil we must be persistent in avoiding it and growing in a healthy fear of the Lord. As we continue to grow in the fear of the Lord and to shun evil we will have health to our bodies and nourishment to our bones.