TODAY IS DIG DEEPER WEDNESDAY
This statement is asking one to plow the surface in order to explore what is beneath. Those of us who faithful to Jesus Christ are very much aware that often times we need DIG DEEPER to show ourselves approved, as well as to prove that what were claiming about this gospel is true. "Study to show thyself approved to God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15).
As I evolve on this spiritual course, I'm learning that the world isn't in pursuit of the gospel, therefore it's of no importance for them to DIG DEEPER into the gospel to learn, explore, and debunk all falsehood, which sometimes is underneath all the debris in which the enemy (Satan) tries to hide it.
I thank God for the many teachers that have crossed my path, and the one sentence they spoken into my spirit the very first time I encountered them "Don't take my word for it, study this word for yourself." I've been studying it ever since, and what has unfolded before me is great wisdom. I've also found out that when I don't DIG DEEPER I've been wrong many of times, and I've had to call folk and say "I was wrong." That's why it's best not to grant spiritual advice, unless you've lived it for yourself, or you've DIG DEEPER and you know without a shadow of doubt this is truth according to commentaries, historical events, etc.
I remember having a fruitless of nothing-less debate with someone several years ago. I can remember it as though it happen today. You know why? I learned a very, very important lesson that day, and a scripture to enhance that lesson. This person invited me over for breakfast to discuss the bible, what I didn't know was he had a agenda to cater a certain scripture into the conversation in order to prove to his wife that I didn't know anything about submitting in marriages. May I remind you she'd just started really attending church, and reading the bible. And he'd been going to church for a long time "just going." He asked me what did I think about submission "trick question." We ate talked some more, He pulled out a book on submission "it wasn't a spiritual one." Then he opened up his bible, and said what do you think about this scripture "Woman submit to your husband." (Ephesian 5:22). I said this scripture has always been highly debated in the church as well as in the world. He said "Yea, but were talking about the church. And see my commentairy, my bible, and all these other books say such and such." I was starting to feel myself (flesh.) I smuggly replied "Then you know the answer." He said "no, no I want to know what you think?" I should have known the tone of his voice was ego (flesh.) I said "maybe wives don't submit, because husbands don't submit to Christ." The ego (flesh) was rising up, and with all honesty I knew it. And what I was suppose to do was leave, however at that time it was no longer DIG DEEP for the truth, it was flesh on flesh, and many thoughts from the enemy (Satan) suggesting to us both to excalate this foolishness.
Sadly, he became upset, and hurled "Show me that next to this scipure." My reply "you know it's not next to that scripture, but lets get this scripture and study them both at the same time, lets ask God for clarity." This person refused to DIG DEEPER into both scriptures with me, and my ego (flesh) was usurping over the conversation. Be reminded God was no longer in the essence of our conversation, it was all ego (flesh) intwined with the enemy (Satan).
Several days went by, and I was feeling sadden about how I handled things, so I called him to apologize. A few weeks went by, and guess who wanted to dine again? However by that time, I'd DIG DEEP to find out what God thought about my foolishness of nothing-less. "Accept Christians who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong." (Romans 14:1). So I I kindly declined his offer to eat with me, and then eat my words with his flesh.
Shortly after, we were at a function "he was there also" and one of his relatives said right in front of him "with laughter" "the only reason he'd invited you over was to prove to her "his wife" you didn't know anything about marriages "laughter' since your not married." I said to him, and you taken much pleasure out of all that." His reply "lighten up Holy roly." Get the point! Those with little faith, as well as the world will sometimes try and use the very word of God to make a mockery out of your wisdom, or trick you to comply to there foolishness of fruitless of nothing-less. I thank God for his mercy which shows us our foolishness at the right time, right place, and right folk. When I tell you we never, ever discussed submission or marraiges again.
Tragically, most of the time the world is speaking what they have heard from folk, T.v, internet, one church service, etc. And as you may know since the world doesn't adhere to the gospel they will not be able to clearly understand the entirety of the message that is spoken according to the gospel. Lets not be fooled the enemy (Satan) has DIG DEEP into the gospel and he knows the word through and through, if it wasn't so he wouldn't be able to strategically employ folks flesh to propagate falsehood to those are weak in the faith, as well as those who adhere to many false religions. Sadly, the world walks in darkness, and those of us who walk in the light must sometimes DIG DEEP to bring them out.
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