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Monday, June 1, 2015

ACTIVE ON MY NEW BLOG

For the past years, I've been very busy with school and life, so I've not been posting on this blog. However, I had started another blog since then and I'd like to ask you to visit it soon as I will no longer be active on this one. All of my blogging activities will be taking place on the new one. Due to my length of experience, I was able to design a better platform and create beautifully written materials.  So I hope to see you there soon! Thanks for your support in times past. Below is an excerpt from one of the articles I've written on the blog. CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY NEW BLOG
 ‘Word’ is defined as a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation that functions as a principle carrier of meaning.
Your Words Have Power
Your Words Have Power
Our thoughts affect our mind. What we see and hear has a great effect on how we think and our heart controls our speech (Luke 6:45). From the words of our mouth the level of our wisdom can be gauged. That is to say, the way our speech is packaged and delivered reveals our personality, mentality, maturity and also tells who we are. However, true wisdom comes not by the virtue of superfluity of our speech but by the ability to know what to overlook and what not to say. Most wrong words are not wrong, some of the time they are translated wrongly, while most of the time they are worded wrongly. The timing, packaging, and delivery of any word could make it wrong. Since our actions speak volume, our words could be made wrong by the way we present them. Right could be wrong and vice versa depending on the packaging and delivery of the word and also the audience involved. Therefore, it is important to know the right time and place to do some things, but more important to know when to overlook and not do things we are not supposed to do. Likewise, it is important to know the right time and place to say some things, but it’s much more important to know the right time and place not to say some other things.
DISCUSSION
        According to the book of Matthew 12:33-37, our speech can bring to us one of two things.
     A. Consequences of Our Speech
1. Our speech could yield Goodness or Corruption
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. vs. 33
The fact asserted in this verse is that a tree is known, not by its leaves, or bark, or form, but by its fruit. The application to the argument is this according to Barnes: Continue Reading...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)


Righteousness of God, you are, but wait a minute! Caleb too was very excited when the preacher said to him, "Caleb, you are the righteousness of God." Instantly, he felt he needed nothing more, he did not waste anytime but went straight out and expended the pleasure of the new revelation. "I'm awesome!" He began to proclaim. "I'm supercool, no freckles dude. I'm the best, I complement God. Feel me bro?" And all sort of exciting words came out of his mouth. However, I ended his jubilation when I told him that what he believed was incomplete. "How so?" He asked.

"If the purpose or function, benefit, and value of something is unknown or not clear, misuse and/or abuse of it is inevitable." That's how I began my response. "Take for example," I continued, "You gave a two-year old a dead cockroach, if you did not tell him that cockroaches are to be smashed, trampled upon, then thrown away, and after telling him that, you did not quickly take it away from him, he will put it in his mouth. For kids, everything goes into the mouth. Likewise," I continued, "If you gave this same kid a loaded gun, as soon as he gets his finger on the trigger, he's undoubtedly going to squeeze it and put it straight in his mouth, or worst, he'll direct it towards you." Then I drew my conclusion by saying, "Three things must be known about something to prevent its misuse or abuse: its function/purpose, value and benefit. And by the way, you never complemented God, He is the one Who complemented you through Christ Jesus."

Careful there, I never said Caleb was wrong for claiming that he was the righteousness of God, I'm only pointing out that his statement was incomplete. If it was complete, he wouldn't take it the way he did. 2 Corinthians 5:21 closes with these words "in him." It states that we are the 'righteousness of God in him (Christ Jesus).' This ought to humble us. We are nothing without, that is outside, of Christ Jesus. But in Him, we are more than something, we are the righteousness of God.


The purpose of us being made righteous is not for us to be supercool, to see something wrong with freckles and feel like we've complemented God. It's for us to be able to represent God fully well to the world without the littlest cloud of condemnation hanging over our heads. That is why it's so important for us to understand that we are surely the righteousness of God. Knowing that we're righteous ONLY in Christ Jesus, is however, paramount, because it'll keep us humble and help us know that all we are and everything we have, we owe it to Jesus Christ, without Whom we are nothing. The only valuable thing about me is Christ in me! Through Him and in Him, I am not only made complete, I become the righteousness of God.

Remain blessed always. Please leave your comments.