June 20, 2017

LOVE for all is what JESUS did & COMMANDED

Saying and doing what we receive from our FATHER (though some hate us for it) is LOVE for all, cause that is what JESUS did and COMMANDED...♡

Then Jesus said: "Blessed are those who HEAR & OBEY the word"    (Luke 11:27-28)

☆ These verses are unique to Luke. They show that spiritual relationship with Jesus is more important than family ties, and that blessedness is a matter of both hearing and doing God’s word....

BASIS FOR BLESSING: Jesus teaches that those who hear His word and obey it are more blessed even than Mary, His godly mother. That is despite her unique relationship with Him, including the fact that she gave birth to Him and cared for Him.

Dictionary of Bible Themes:
☆ 8454 Obedience, to God:
A willingness to submit oneself to the will of God and to put it into effect. Scripture emphasises the necessity for God’s laws to be followed, gives examples and reasons, and describes the rewards. https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/8454-obedience-God

☆ 2057 Jesus Christ, obedience of:
The selfless obedience of Jesus Christ to the will of God his Father, through which the redemption of humanity is accomplished. Christ also shows himself willing to submit to earthly authorities and sets an example which believers are called to imitate https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/2057-Jesus-Christ-obedience

☆ 8405 Commands, in NT:
The NT sets out the commands of God and Jesus Christ for the church: https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/8405-commands-NT

  • 1690 word of God:  The utterances of God, especially as revealed in Scripture. This may take the form of commands or promises. The term can also refer to Jesus Christ as the incarnate Word of God.

  • 2363 Jesus Christ, preaching and teaching of:  A vital feature of Jesus Christ’s ministry, focusing on his authoritative proclamation of the kingdom of God.

  • 5140 breasts:  On a woman, the bosom; on a man the upper part of the chest. Female breasts are primarily referred to as a means of feeding young and as a figurative description of Israel and God as nursing mothers. Beating of the breast is a sign of remorse. The breast is protected in physical and spiritual warfare.

  • 5165 listening:  People are called upon to listen attentively to God’s word, to his Son and also to words of wisdom. Christians must not only listen to God’s word but also put it into practice. Those who refuse to listen to God’s word or to correction are condemned.

  • 5279 crowds:  Multitudes of people feature prominently in the narrative parts of Scripture, particularly in the Gospels and Acts. The attitudes of the crowds to Jesus Christ throw light on his ministry, as do his attitudes to them.

  • 5627 word:  Jesus Christ is described as God’s word. The word encompassed the promise of God and the gospel and is a help in trial and temptation. Human beings should use words wisely.

  • 5874 happiness:  A state of pleasure or joy experienced both by people and by God, but subject to change according to circumstances. True happiness derives from a secure and settled knowledge of God and a rejoicing in his works and covenant faithfulness. God rejoices over his faithful people.

  • 8117 discipleship, benefits of:  Joy, peace and happiness result from following Jesus Christ, together with the hope of being like him and with him in heaven. This is anticipated in the OT, which stresses the importance of obedience to the Lord.

  • 8166 theology:  The study of God, as he has revealed himself in Jesus Christ and in Scripture.

    Theology is based on God’s self-revelation

    The benefits of theology

    A concern for right teaching in the church Tit 2:1 See also Heb 6:1-3
    A deepened understanding of GodPs 119:169 See also Ps 119:24Ro 15:42Ti 3:14-16
    Spiritual illumination Ps 119:130See also Ps 119:1052Pe 1:191Jn 2:8
    Access to the truth Ps 33:4 See alsoPs 119:43,160Col 1:3-6Rev 21:5
    An inspiration to meditation and praise Ps 119:15-16 See also Jos 1:8Ps 48:9Ps 56:4,10Ps 119:27,97-98,148Ps 143:5
    A life of obedience and holiness Ps 119:9-11Mt 7:24-27Lk 11:28Jn 14:15Jn 17:62Ti 3:16-17Jas 1:22

  • 8241 ethics, basis of:  The ultimate foundation of ethics is the character and will of God, which is made known supremely through Jesus Christ and in Scripture.

  • 8454 obedience, to God:  A willingness to submit oneself to the will of God and to put it into effect. Scripture emphasises the necessity for God’s laws to be followed, gives examples and reasons, and describes the rewards.

Luke 11:27 "And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked."
We see in this a woman who is overpowered by the miracles and the teachings that Jesus has brought. She knows no other way, but to bless the mother who birthed Him and breast fed Him.
Luke 11:28 "But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it."
“Yea, rather”: This has the sense of “Yes, but rather”. While not denying the blessedness of Mary, Christ did not countenance any tendency to elevate Mary as an object of veneration. Mary’s relationship to Him as His physical mother did not confer on her any greater honor than the blessedness of those who hear and obey the word of God.
Jesus quickly turns His blessing from Mary who gave Him birth to those who receive salvation and are filled with the Word of God. Truly Mary was blessed among women for she was obedient to God.
Jesus, however, does not look back but looks forward to those who receive the Word and have their names written in the Lamb's book of life. Those who Jesus is speaking of as being blessed here are those who will receive eternal life.

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