The instinct of ownership is seen from the first of life to the end of life. It is the only discipline of life that teaches us to treasure things. It is a good thing but never allows our disposition to be expressed to lead us astray. Never allow Your ownership of Self, for whose Glory be sidetracked along the disposition of your autonomous freedoms.
John goes further and theologically ties together the crucifixion, the resurrection and the exaltation. Nicodemus, of course, could not have been expected to grasp both of these connections at the time.
The will to….Means I must act….it is not sufficient to want to, to wish to, I must act on the wish instantly, no matter what it cost. Our choices must be anchored in God so we know Our Wish to What?
When we see Jesus Christ, we want to be what He wants us to be. A wish is more definite than w want, which is articulate, something we should wish as more definite, than a want which is inarticulate. A consciousness without action. How we ‘Wish or Want of our Spirit’ starts by understanding our objective focus.
Beware of thinking of will as a faculty. Will simply means the whole nature of ‘self,’ active. We talk of people having a weak will or a strong will, it is a misleading idea. The Disciplining of our Will leads us towards the empowerment of our desires in seeking Christ in our life. Unless we are awakened to that desire, our will only mislead us.
The character and condition, and the present and future destiny, of the pious and the wicked, are described and contrasted, teaching that true piety is the source of ultimate happiness and sin of misery. Contrast is shown in Pslam1 – Righteous vs the Wicked living.
Do we grasp the meaning and the depth of who the Son of Man is in John 3:13? What does it mean to us today? Nicodemus presupposed… Read more “The Son of Man. JOHN 3:13”
The eye records exactly what it looks at, and our conscience may be called the eye of our soul. A ‘single eye’ is essential to correct understanding spiritually. If the spirit is illuminated by a conscience which has been rightly adjusted, then, says Jesus, the whole body is full of light. Don’t allow Our Divisions in Thinking to make the wrong choices in life.
25 Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he… Read more “Purification of the Body or Soul? What matters. JOHN 3: 25-26”
We have to lay up treasures for ourselves, it is not laid up for us; and we have to lay them up in heaven, not on earth. Where we seek these treasures and determine where we have the Depository of our Thoughts. They must be in the mind of Christ, who laid his thoughts on the Father in heaven.