Knowing What You Believe

Written by Joyce C. Lock

Knowing What You Believe ...

How To's for Bible Study

My son, if thou wilt receive my words (the ones God speaks to you, Jb. 23:12), and hide my commandments with thee (be ready to obey His instruction); So that thou incline thine ear (listen for Him to speak) unto wisdom, and apply thine heart (the word God ministers to you) to understanding (getrepparttar Biblical definition of those words, found withinrepparttar 147159 Bible); Yea, if thou criest after knowledge (express your heart to God), and liftest up thy voice for understanding (ask to know His will); If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures (God hid it fromrepparttar 147160 wise and prudent); Then shalt thou understandrepparttar 147161 fear ofrepparttar 147162 Lord, and findrepparttar 147163 knowledge of God. Pr. 2:1-5

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered intorepparttar 147164 heart of man,repparttar 147165 things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: forrepparttar 147166 Spirit searcheth all things, yea,repparttar 147167 deep things of God. For what man knowethrepparttar 147168 things of a man, saverepparttar 147169 spirit of man which is in him? even sorepparttar 147170 things of God knoweth no man (neither preachers, prophets, teachers, professors, doctors, or theologians), butrepparttar 147171 Spirit of God. Now we have received, notrepparttar 147172 spirit ofrepparttar 147173 world (no Webster's), butrepparttar 147174 spirit which is of God; that we might knowrepparttar 147175 things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not inrepparttar 147176 words which man's wisdom teacheth (without Hebrew or Greek), but whichrepparttar 147177 Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things (word searches) with spiritual. Butrepparttar 147178 natural man receiveth notrepparttar 147179 things ofrepparttar 147180 Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath knownrepparttar 147181 mind ofrepparttar 147182 Lord, that he may instruct him? But we haverepparttar 147183 mind of Christ. 1 Co. 2:9-16

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividingrepparttar 147184 word of truth (divide and conqueror). 2 Ti. 2:15

Who also hath made us able ministers ofrepparttar 147185 new testament; not ofrepparttar 147186 letter, but ofrepparttar 147187 spirit: forrepparttar 147188 letter killeth (darkness), butrepparttar 147189 spirit giveth life (light). 2 Co. 3:6

Butrepparttar 147190 anointing which ye have received of him (the Spirit anointed words) abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but asrepparttar 147191 same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 1 Jn. 2:27

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit ... Ro. 8:16 And it isrepparttar 147192 Spirit that beareth witness, becauserepparttar 147193 Spirit is truth. 1 Jn. 5:6

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, butrepparttar 147194 Holy Ghost. Mk. 13:11 Forrepparttar 147195 Holy Ghost shall teach you inrepparttar 147196 same hour what ye ought to say. Lu. 12:12

An EXAMPLE of what not to do:

His body shall not remain all night uponrepparttar 147197 tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, whichrepparttar 147198 Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. De. 21:23

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 Jn. 4:8 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking byrepparttar 147199 Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus isrepparttar 147200 Lord, but byrepparttar 147201 Holy Ghost. 1 Co. 12:3 And that from a child thou hast knownrepparttar 147202 holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Ti. 3:15

We're not to use scriptural comparison to destroy one's testimony, but to promote holiness, edification, and such. Forrepparttar 147203 kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy inrepparttar 147204 Holy Ghost. Ro. 14:17 And to knowrepparttar 147205 love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with allrepparttar 147206 fulness of God. Ep. 3:19

And hope maketh not ashamed; becauserepparttar 147207 love of God is shed abroad in our hearts byrepparttar 147208 Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Ro. 5:5 For this isrepparttar 147209 love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 1 Jo. 5:3 (He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what dothrepparttar 147210 Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Mi. 6:8)

But seek ye firstrepparttar 147211 kingdom of God (God is love and His throne grace), and his righteousness (for it is impossible for God to lie); and all these things shall be added unto you (whatsoever you have need of). Mt. 6:33

Ask, and it shall be given you;

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave ofrepparttar 147212 sea driven withrepparttar 147213 wind and tossed. Ja. 1:6

seek, and ye shall find;

(Don't tell God what He believes until you have heard it from Him.) And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Je. 29:13


Written by Joyce C. Lock

~ Charity ~

Though I speak withrepparttar tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I haverepparttar 147158 gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Charity suffereth long

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious (longsuffering and plenteous) in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15

and is kind

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again ... for he is kind untorepparttar 147159 unthankful and torepparttar 147160 evil. Luke 6:35

charity envieth not

For we ourselves also were sometimes ... living in malice and envy (hateful, and hating one another). Titus 3:3

charity vaunteth not itself

.... vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Judges 7:2

is not puffed up

Let no man beguile you of your reward ... vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind ... not holdingrepparttar 147161 Head ... as though living inrepparttar 147162 world ... subject to ordinances (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish withrepparttar 147163 using;) afterrepparttar 147164 commandments and doctrines of men? Col. 2:18-22

Doth not behave itself unseemly

... men, leaving ...repparttar 147165 woman, ... men with men working ... is unseemly ... Romans 1:27-28

seeketh not her own

Letrepparttar 147166 husband render untorepparttar 147167 wife due benevolence: and likewise alsorepparttar 147168 wife untorepparttar 147169 husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, butrepparttar 147170 husband: and likewise alsorepparttar 147171 husband hath not power of his own body, butrepparttar 147172 wife. 1 Co. 7:3-4

is not easily provoked

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. Hebrews 10:24

thinketh no evil

Evil pursueth sinners ... Proverbs 13:21

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. Isaiah 59:7

The fear ofrepparttar 147173 Lord is to hate evil (pride, and arrogancy) ... Proverbs 8:13

Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seekrepparttar 147174 Lord understand all things. Proverbs 28:5

For I knowrepparttar 147175 thoughts that I think toward you, saithrepparttar 147176 Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use