Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
-Food for thought day 328-
• 1 John 4:8
• 1 Corinthians 3:1-3
• Colossians 3:1-3
Never lower your standards because of people.
The question is…
“How do you lower your standards in God?”
When you choose to act opposite to your nature!
Do you know that your nature is love?
The Word of God says: “He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.”
1 John 4:8 AMPC
God is love and we have His DNA of Love, because we are His children. Therefore, our nature is love. That is why anytime we are not walking in God’s love we step down to the realm of human reasoning and we act as a mere man though we’re born again.
The Word of God says: “HOWEVER, BRETHREN, I could not talk to you as to spiritual [men], but as to non spiritual [men of the flesh, in whom the carnal nature predominates], as to mere infants [in the new life] in Christ [unable to talk yet!] I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough [to be ready for it]; but even yet you are not strong enough [to be ready for it], For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?”
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 AMPC
We must learn to put away childish behavior from our lives and choose to live the life of the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit will always cause us to walk in God’s love.
That is why Paul could not address the people as spiritual, but as carnal.
A carnal Christian thinks earthly and a spiritual Christian thinks heavenly.
For this reason, the Word of God says: “IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [Ps. 110:1.] And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.”
Colossians 3:1-3 AMPC
When our mind is set on things above (heavenly) where we’re seated together with Christ; walking in God’s love will never be optional but it will be a lifestyle.
Remember: God’s love will never change.
Be heavenly minded in your thoughts!
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!!