Just in case you are interested, I want to share this with you.
Luke 4:28 On hearing this, everyone in the synagogue was filled with fury. 29 They rose up, drove him out of town and dragged him to the edge of the cliff on which their town was built, intending to throw him off. 30 But he walked right through the middle of the crowd and went away. source
Read it again and do some locating on the picture map.
It’s been 5 days since I posted here.
What have I been doing? If I check my calendar, I might remember. 🙂
What about you? What have these 5 days been for you?
Have you known the comfort and help of The LORD?
Have you thanked Him?
That’s what I say too.
Never enough gratitude! But each day is a new day to rejoice, more and more.
Honestly, I’m just popping in to see what will show up on the page and to say hello.
I don’t like being away from this screen for many days.
Well, we are halfway through the month of January 2023.
How’s it going for you so far?
It seems the clock is speedily ticking to me.
I have a verse for us to ponder today.
35 By this all people will know that you are My disciples: if you have love for one another.” John 13 source
I’ve been thinking about this verse for some days. In context, who do you think JESUS was addressing when He said this?
The setting is the upper room the night He was arrested.
Who was in the room that night?
All people (sinners and saints) will know you are my disciples if you have love for one another.
Who is one another?
I looked up the word LOVE as used in the Text. It’s agápē.
When the Body of Christ has agápē for each other, then the people of the world will know we are His Disciples.
What is agápē anyway? agápē agapáō
The commands to the Body of Christ are to agápē one another and to proclaim the Gospel of The Kingdom of GOD to the world.
I’ve said it myself but I repent of saying it — we are not here to Share the Gospel.
You read that right. We are not here to SHARE the Gospel. We are here to PROCLAIM it.
Please compare the words: Share. Proclaim
Do you see a difference?
The CHURCH has some repenting to do.
And some agápē ing one another and some proclaiming to the world, to do.
Would you agree?
I didn’t expect this.
It’s a bit cool this Monday morning in Lower Alabama.
I have some peace lilies to enjoy here in my quiet library.
Have you found something this morning that brings a smile of gratitude to you?
A buttered bagel helps too. 🙂
Perhaps tomorrow I’ll be here again with a Word or two.