Saturday, October 13, 2007

Another blessed Friday night

As usual, I was very blessed by Bible study tonight. What an amazing breath of fresh air! We talked about the importance of our minds being changed from the inside out (a complete transformation). Joel shared an interesting thing about the conscious. The point he made is that our conscious is something that motivates us not to do something that we know is wrong, but a big part in this is the knowledge part. Are we filling our minds with truth, or are we losing sensitivity by not heeding to our conscious? The difference comes when the Holy Spirit fills our conscious with the truth of His Word. We need to hate sin like God hates it!

This little section in 1 Peter 1 really caught my attention. There are a couple things that really caught my attention. Take a look at the phrase, "things into which angels long to look." The revelation of the gospel is something that we take for granted, but apparently the angels long to see what we get to see. Maybe we need to reconsider how important it is in our daily life. Another phrase that caught my attention was, "prepare you minds for action... fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." We really have no other hope than Christ's sacrifice for us. Let us prepare our minds to take action!

10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries,
11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.
12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things into which angels long to look.
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
16 because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."

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