Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of September

Oct 2, 2018 by

Verses:

1 Thess. 5:16-18 “Always rejoice, unceasingly pray, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

 

Excerpts:

The Christian life should be a life of fully enjoying the Lord. [And] He becomes our jubilee, inheritance, liberty and living. In such a living, we love Him to the uttermost and let Him be the Lord. Then He becomes the primary factor and center in us to lead us and govern us. In this way, when we pass through things, we will not be tormented, enslaved, or dominated by them. Instead, we will be free.

 

For our existence we cannot avoid having a family and a married life, obtaining an education and working at a job. However, all these are not our burdens; on the contrary, they are working for us that we may be perfected to enjoy the Lord even more. This is the living of the jubilee. A Christian’s life should be a life that is full of joy and praises. If we cannot rejoice and praise, it proves that we are not living a normal life of the jubilee. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks.” This is to give thanks not only in things that are successful but in all things.

 

The Lord is sovereign in everything. Everything we have is in the Lord’s sovereign hand, and whatever He arranges for us cannot be wrong. Therefore, we should tell the Lord, “Fill me, gain me, and possess me. Lord, no matter what the outward situation is, I just want to enjoy You.” Paul said that “as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death”. In this way we enjoy God and live the life of the jubilee. (Jubilee, Chap. 4)

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