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ArchiveJanuary 2017

Being Constituted with God

“Because we have a stomach, we can receive food into us, enjoy it, digest it, and assimilate it into our being, making it our constituent. In the same manner, since we have a spirit within us, we can receive God into us and assimilate Him, making Him our very constituent.”

Renewing Your Bible Reading—A New Season, a New Beginning

The beginning of a new year is a great time to start reading the Bible. Take a look at our post on Bible reading, why it’s important, and how to make this a year of reading the Bible. With the beginning of this new year, it’s a good time to reflect on our year before. One valuable question we can ask ourselves is how we did with reading the Bible last year. Did we consider it, but didn’t...

Knowing the Desire and Preference of the Lord

Luke 10:42—”But there is need of one thing, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Note 1 on good part says: “The Lord prefers that His saved ones who love Him listen to Him (v. 39) that they may know His desire, rather than do things for Him without knowing His will (cf. 1 Sam. 15:22; Eccl. 5:1). It is quite significant that this story of Martha and Mary...

A Purified Conscience

Hebrews 9:14—“How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Note 3 on conscience says: “The blood of Christ purifies our conscience to serve the living God. To serve the living God requires a blood-purified conscience. To worship in dead religion or to serve any dead...

Praying God’s Word—An Unexpected Experience

A BfA staff member talks about his experience of praying with the Word of God. In Ephesians 6, the apostle Paul tells us to receive the Word of God “by means of all prayer” (vv. 17-18). There are certainly many ways to understand and practice this charge, and probably all are profitable. If the content of our prayer mirrors the content of God’s speaking to us in His Word, we’re probably on the...

The Virtues of Life

“Any virtue or goodness that we live out, unless it is the expression of God through us, is not life. The good virtues we live out must be the flowing out of God, the manifestation of God, and the expression of God; then we are living out life; for life is God Himself.”

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