Emanna: To Walk Worthily of the Lord

~~~~~~~~~~Bible Verses~~~~~~~~~~
Col 1: 10  To walk worthily of the Lord to please Him in all
things, bearing fruit in every good work and growing by the
full knowledge of God,
Matt 3:17  And behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This
is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I have found My delight.

~~~~~~~~~~Words of Ministry~~~~~~~~~~
Some think that to walk worthily of the Lord is to be humble,
nice, and generous. However, a worthy walk is a walk in which
we live Christ. We can be humble, nice and generous without
living by Christ. Only by living out Christ can we walk
worthily of the Lord. Christ is the will of God, and He should
also be our walk. A walk worthy of the Lord is “unto all
pleasing”; it is pleasing to the Lord in all ways. God the
Father is pleased with the Son (Matt. 3:17). In Galatians 1:15
and 16 Paul says that it pleased God to reveal Christ, the Son,
in him. Nothing is more pleasing to God the Father than for us
to live Christ. Apart from Christ, nothing can please the
Father.

The only time we are fully happy is when we are living Christ.
If we are humble or kind in a natural way, we are not happy.
But if we take Christ as our life and our person and live Him
out, we shall be the happiest people on earth. To live Christ
is pleasing not only to the Father, but also to us. The most
pleasant thing is to live Christ, to enjoy Christ, and to
experience Christ.

Christ is not only the will of God and our walk, but He is also
every good work and even the full knowledge of God. Once again
we see that Christ is all-inclusive. The more we get into the
book of Colossians, the more we see that Christ is hope, truth,
grace, the will of God, and everything to us.

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Praise the Lord! We can please God by taking Christ as our life and our person (because it pleased God the Father to reveal Christ the Son in us (Galatians 1:15-16) : )

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:27-31

27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world that He might shame those who are wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world that He might shame the things that are strong,

28 And the lowborn things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, things which are not, that He might bring to nought the things which are,

29 So that no flesh may boast before God.

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

31 That as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”

We may be people who are foolish, who are weak, or who are lowborn. Yet God has chosen us to be in Him, to reveal Himself in us (Galatians 1:5-16). Our boast thus isn’t in ourselves, but in the very God who dwells in us! This excellent One becomes the wisdom to us who are foolish: He is righteous (in restoring our deadened spirit), sanctifying (in cleansing and transforming our mind, emotion and will) and redemptive (in transfiguring and glorifying our body) to join us to Himself (1 Corinthians 6:17).

Hallelujah! My boast is not in myself but in the Lord who lives in me, my all to be ♪

Emanna: Opening the Word to See Christ

~~~~~~~Bible Verses~~~~~~~
Luke 24:44 And He said to them, These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things written
in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms concerning Me must be fulfilled. (45) Then He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures; (46) And He said to them, Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise up from the dead on the third day.
~~~~~~~Words of Ministry~~~~~~~
Just as the Man-Savior had opened the Scriptures to the
disciples on the way to Emmaus, He now opened the Word to those gathered in the room. He also opened their minds to understand the Scriptures… (vv. 44-45). The Law of Moses, the Prophets, and Psalms are the three sections of the entire Old Testament, that is, all the Scriptures (v. 27). The Savior’s word here unveils that the entire Old Testament was a revelation of Him and that He was its center and content. The fact that He opened the mind of the disciples indicates that in order to understand the Scriptures our mind needs to be opened by the Lord Spirit through His enlightening (Eph. 1:18).

In verse 46 the Man-Savior went on to say to the disciples, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise up from the dead on the third day.” Here the Lord seems to be saying, “When we were in Galilee, I told you that I would die and then be raised up on the third day. But you did not understand what I was talking about. Now I am opening up the Word to you, and I am also opening your eyes.”

I believe that it was from the time of this appearing of the Lord that Peter began to be transformed. At least he began to understand the Word. Therefore, in chapter one of Acts Peter could stand up among the one hundred and twenty and interpret the Scriptures in the right way. In Acts 1 we do not see a natural Peter as we do in Luke 22. Instead, we see another Peter, a regenerated and transformed Peter. That was the situation of all the disciples in Acts l.

 

I was really impressed that the Lord opened the mind of the disciples, showing that that in order to understand the Scriptures our mind needs to be opened by the Lord Spirit through His enlightening (Eph. 1:18)”. I am currently going through a Bible reading schedule, and sometimes I ask myself whether I am really understanding the words which I read. At these times my prayer is:

Oh Lord! Enlighten me, that my mind would be open, that I would understand the Scriptures, Your speaking! I want to understand it according to not my interpretations, but according to Your view!