My dear readers,
(Extracts from GOD’S THOUGHTS TIMELY WORDS FOR DAILY LIVING, Edited by Dr SH Tow)
DISCIPLESHIP - II
69 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple..
70 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
71 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
72 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
John 15:8, 16
73 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.
74 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
75 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
76 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
77 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
78 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
Titus 2:9, 10
79 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward
1 Peter 2:18
80 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
81 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
82 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
83 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Hebrews 10:35, 38
84 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:1, 6
85 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 2:18, 26
(To be continued…)
God bless all readers.
Yours faithfully in the Saviour’s Service,
Dr SH Tow, Founding Pastor