by Benjamin Munsell on March 9, 2019
Of these things put them in remembrance, CHARGING THEM before the Lord THAT THEY STRIVE NOT about words TO NO PROFIT, but to the subverting of the hearers. 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 2:14-16. (This is an illustration). I'm a person who likes AJ26m.85-6Tw. This is my make-up, this is my worldly DNA and this shapes my interests. I will look for things, people, and beliefs that compliment these interests. In the world, this is who I am, what I believe, and how I treat people. And I will search out like-minded people, things, and beliefs. I'm happiest when I find these things in my life and will share them with others telling them, "This is good", because they are good to me. I like this preacher, this food, this movie, this music, this theology. This is me and how I fit into The World. And The World will gladly accommodate me in all I like. This comes under, "Love of the world, flesh, self, and old man Adamic Nature". UNTIL THE HOLY SPIRIT PRICKS MY HEART, and shows me I'm an "on the way to Hell, sinner". THEN EVERYTHING CHANGES. The Holy Spirit will change my heart, my mind, and my life. As I start to STUDY THE BIBLE, everything about me starts to change to everything about Him, about Christ. About Who He Is, what He wants, and how I can be more like Him. This will LITERALLY become my new Godly DNA, my new Love, and my new Interests. All these things WILL be found in the Bible and WILL reshape my New Life In, Of, and With, CHRIST. I will need to stop feeding on the Things of the world, and continue feeding on the things of Christ. I CAN'T CONTINUE FEEDING AT BOTH TABLES, of the world and of the flesh. "I MUST decrease that He may Increase". I must shun ALL worldliness, AND RUN TO ALL CHRISTLIKENESS, if I'm going to continue to call myself a "Christian". Then I will forever, Be Blessed.