Words of Encouragement Scripture: Isaiah 11;1-5 - TopicsExpress


Words of Encouragement Scripture: Isaiah 11;1-5 1. Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3. And he will delight in the fear of the Lord, and He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear; 4. but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; and He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. 5. Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt bout His waist. Look closely at verse 3. From Our Daily Homily by F.B. Meyer [Another translation defines delight as be of quick scent] Be of quick scent! This is the prerogative of all who have received the fullness of the Holy Spirit. We all know the great advantage of having a keen scent. Those who can instantly detect an ill odor are saved from going into places where pestilence and fever lurk in ambush for life. The whiff of ill odor startles the unwary passer-by, and warns him that influences inimical (injurious or harmful in effect) to health are brooding near. Thus he is arrested and saved. It is a blessed thing when a mans spiritual senses are exercised to discriminate between the good and the bad, the healthy and unhealthy, in literature, amusements, fellowship, and many of the questionable or doubtful things which professing Christians permit. There are many of these which appear innocent enough, like some deadly spot of a jungle where miasma (an unwholesome atmosphere) and fever breed; but the deadly scent of corruption will instantly be detected by the Spirit-taught spirit, and the child of God, whose senses are exercised to distinguish between good and evil. The sense of smell is greatly quickened by inhaling pure air, full of ozone and health, such as breathes about the mountain brow or the ocean wave. If we return from such scenes, we are more sensitive than ever to foul odors. Live with Gods Spirit in holy fellowship, so you will become spiritually quick of scent. The Epistle to the Hebrews tells us that our senses become quick to distinguish between good and evil by reason of use (Heb. 5:14). In the first stages of Christian living, temptation may have stolen in upon and mastered us before we were aware of its presence. But, as years pass, and we become mature through feeding on the meat of the Gospel we become quick. So, be encouraged, my friend! P.S. Here is a hymn mix that celebrates the Church and the fellowship that we have with believers worldwide: Blest Be the Tie That Binds. Enjoy! https://youtube/watch?v=iTJ0T6-O9CY&list=RDiTJ0T6-O9CY#t=6
Posted on: Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:03:05 +0000

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