Ten Lists Bible Plan 2020

Spiritual Truth comes from God not by Intellectual Reasoning

Mike has a good message.

Matthew 5:10  Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

15 Then she said, “Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.” 18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her. Ruth 1:15-18 (NASB) 

God’s ways are not our ways. His ways are higher than ours. Those who have moved on into God’s stride have learned to view their circumstances in light of who God is. On the…

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Ten Lists Bible Plan 2020

Righteousness which Exceeds that of the Scribes and Pharisees

Your points about our action and heart are useful. True it all coms from our Lord calling and empowering us. Much to unpack there and the whole sermon on the mount needs careful study. Including this challenging verse:

Matthew 5:48  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Paul writes often about our perfection, and not the least of his exhortations is our being rooted in the whole word of God, the Bible.

2Ti 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Our righteousness begins here,…

Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Rom 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

…. but goes on to radiate his righteousness in our lives to his glory, which is the chief end of man.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

6 For all of us have become like one who is unclean,
And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
And all of us wither like a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. Isaiah 64:6 (NASB) 

What is our Lord’s number one desire for His sheep? Some would say that Jesus Christ wants Christians to just get along. Others might say that He wants Christians to live sacrificially while being busy doing good works. Some may say that proper religiosity is most important. The number one desire our Lord has for His people is that their Righteousness surpasses that of the Scribes and Pharisee so that their lives will bring Him glory.

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Current Events and Politics, Devotional Readings, Faith and Christianity

The Bible and current events…

I will leave reflection and your checking John Gill's commentary to you. These two fairly deep passage came to mind today... Have No Fear Mat 10:26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. Mat 10:27  What I tell you in darkness, that speak… Continue reading The Bible and current events…