Pondering (8-29-2021)

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die. Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal?

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Ezekiel 18:20-32

Pondering (8-19-2021)

Think It Not Strange Concerning the Fiery Trial
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

The Spirit of Glory and of God Resteth Upon You
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

Glorify God on This Behalf
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Judgment Must Begin at the House of God
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

Commit the Keeping of Your Souls to Him in Well Doing
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

– 1 Peter 4:12-19

Pondering (8-18-2021)

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. – John 15:7

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. – John 15:10

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. – John 15:14

If – a condition, requirement, stipulation

 

Pondering (8-17-2021)

I Also Suffer These Things – Nevertheless
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. – 2 Timothy 1:12

Take Unto You the Whole Armour of God – Stand
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. – Ephesians 6:13

Watch
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. – Matthew 24:42

Pondering (8-16-2021)

Keep Your Mouth – Keep Your Tongue
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles. – Proverbs 21:23

Your Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? – 1 Corinthians 6:19

Pondering (8-15-2021)

Led By the Spirit of God
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. – Romans 8:14

Get Wisdom – Get Understanding
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: And with all thy getting get understanding. – Proverbs 4:7

Swift to Hear – Slow to Speak – Slow to Wrath
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: – James 1:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pondering (8-14-2021)

Thy Face, LORD, Will I Seek
When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. – Psalm 27:8

Seek Me – Find Me – When
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13

When – under what circumstances? upon what occasion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pondering (8-13-2021)

Set Your Affection On Things Above
Mortify Therefore Your Members Which are Upon the Earth
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:– Colossians 3:1-6

Study to Shew Thyself Approved Unto God
Shun Profane and Vain Babblings
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. – 2 Timothy 2:15-16

Flee Youthful Lusts
Follow Righteousness
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. – 2 Timothy 2:22

Hold Fast the Profession of Our Faith Without Wavering
Consider One Another to Provoke Unto Love and Good Works
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works – Hebrews 10:23-24

If We Sin Wilfully After That We Have Received the Knowledge of the Truth
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? – Hebrews 10:26-29

This is the Word of God!

Pondering (8-9-2021)

Be Ye Separate
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch not the unclean thing; And I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, And ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. – 2 Corinthians 6:16-18

Separate – to keep apart or divide; to remove or sever from association; to force apart

Perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1

Perfecting – being entirely without fault or defect; flawless; satisfying all requirements;corresponding to an ideal standard; faithfully reproducing the original

Pondering (8-8-2021)

A few verses I am pondering tonight:

There Will Your Heart Be
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also
. – Matthew 6:19-21

He That Doeth the Will of My Father
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven
. – Matthew 7:21

Love the Lord Thy God With All Thy Heart, Soul, and Mind
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. – Matthew 22:37