Bible Study Plan 2020
Today we read:
-Food for thought 2020 day 13-
• Galatians 4:1-2
• Ephesians 4:11-16
• John 10:27
It is important as God’s child you desire to grow up.
But remember this, that if a father dies and leaves great wealth for his little son, that child is not much better off than a slave until he grows up, even though he actually owns everything his father had. He has to do what his guardians and managers tell him to until he reaches whatever age his father set.
Galatians 4:1-2 TLB
This is so true when you get born again. You are like a baby sheep (lamb) that needs the care of their parents in order to grow; as a result of this, you’re not yet able to take care of yourself.
This is the reason for the fivefold ministry. They are God’s providence for His church to help babies grow to maturity so that they can follow the leadings of the Spirit.
Some of us have been given special ability as apostles; to others, he has given the gift of being able to preach well; some have special ability in winning people to Christ, helping them to trust him as their Savior; still others have a gift for caring for God’s people as a shepherd does his sheep, leading and teaching them in the ways of God. Why is it that he gives us these special abilities to do certain things best? It is that God’s people will be equipped to do better work for him, building up the Church, the body of Christ, to a position of strength and maturity; until finally, we all believe alike about our salvation and about our Savior, God’s Son, and all become full-grown in the Lord-yes, to the point of being filled full with Christ. Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth. Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all times-speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly-and so become more and more in every way like Christ who is the Head of his body, the Church. Under his direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly, and each part in its own special way helps the other parts, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Ephesians 4:11-16 TLB
That is why the Word of God says:
My sheep recognize my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
John 10:27 TLB
It did not say “my lambs” but “my sheep”. Sheep recognize God’s voice, lambs need to be tutored to come to a place of recognizing God’s voice, because they are babes and unskillful in the doctrine of righteousness.
Remember: as babe you need tutoring through the fivefold ministry to come to understand the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
Desire to grow!
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name!
Think and Act!!!!