#MyReflectionsPhil4_8

#ThinkOnTheseThingsPhil4_8

While I wrote my final exams today at Elim Lands Nigeria, being asked to conduct a research on Hepatitis B, it became very striking to me the similarity of my undertaking with the undertaking of people who separate themselves from God’s gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. They develop a sickness of soul caused by the burden of sin and search for every means to treat their soul sickness. But as much as good health is a gift provided by God in nature’s remedial agencies, so is the gift of salvation provided in Jesus Christ. But in most cases, the gift of health is damaged because the recipient violates biblical principles of a healthy relationship with God summarized into the eight laws of health (Godly Trust, Open Air, Daily Exercise, Sunlight, Proper Rest, Lots of Water, Abstemiousness, Nutrition), and similarly, the gift of salvation is damaged because the recipient violates biblical principles of a saving relationship with God summarized into the Ten Commandments.

#MyReflectionsPhil4_8

#ThinkOnTheseThingsPhil4_8

As I weeded the corn farm at Elim Lands today, I learnt a lesson about a righteous, holy, and blameless life which the Bible has called us to live. I had taken some time to rest and as I stood over the portion I was weeding, I could see the fruitlessness of talking about the task while not getting to work. The fruits of righteousness can only be borne by working; not by talking, and we must turn to Christ for the strength to work for it is He who works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).

#MyReflectionsPhil4_8

#ThinkOnTheseThingsPhil4_8

God’s promises, the plan of salvation—justification, sanctification, glorification—prophecies, and accounts, is the summary of the Bible.

#MyReflectionsPhil4_8

#ThinkOnTheseThingsPhil4_8

The Christian life is experiential, never theoretical. That is why it is called the Christian experience and those who stick to a theory of the truth deny themselves this priceless experience.

#MyReflectionsPhil4_8

#ThinkOnTheseThingsPhil4_8

God’s faithfulness is seen in His promises; not in our failures.

#MyReflectionsPhil4_8

#ThinkOnTheseThingsPhil4_8

The beauty of a few words is seen in God’s plan of salvation.

***”Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).***

Friend, what were your Bible reflections this month? Kindly leave them in the comment section below.

Comments