And the Manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year (Joshua 5:12 KJV) Israel spent 40 years in the desert after leaving Egypt to
But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 20, ESV) As believers, the days are here that our spiritual lives need to be strong to make it through.The phrase “build-up” is figurative language that uses the idea of a house being built from the foundation
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby(1 Peter 2:2, KJV) When we received Christ, we were born into the kingdom of God like a newborn baby. We are complete, but just not mature. Like a baby, we have hands, but we cannot use them. We also have
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof (Romans 13:14, KJV) The Apostle Paul gives us an interesting exhortation in the verse above, where he says, “put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” The phrase “put on” is one word in the Greek, which
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you (Galatians 4:19, KJV ) The Apostle Paul uses a remarkable analogy to describe the labor of ministers and the maturity of the believer. He compares the struggles and toils of the minister to labor pains and the “baby” that
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father (Galatians 4:2, KJV) A child who is the heir of the father owns everything that belongs to the father
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6 KJV) Jesus was born naturally as just like every other human being is born
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Eccl. 4:12 KJV) You will find Christians everywhere always desiring to improve on their relationship with the Lord or grow in their spiritual lives. This is a good desire, except that very few do anything about it.